Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

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Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

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Boys Non-Public A final

Delbarton (20-1) vs. Bergen Catholic (16-5), today, 7:30 p.m. at Livingston

Players to watch: BC: Brendan Mackie (57 goals, 15 assists, 179 faceoff wins, 159 ground balls), Mike Reilly (45 G, 73 A), Matt Haemmerle (72 G, 37 A), Trevor Weingarten (181 FO wins, 152 GB), Jeremy Magno (28 G, 15 A), Doug Pula (24 G, 6 A), Matt Discola (104 saves, 17 in semifinal win). D: Connor Kirst (44 G, 10 A), Emmet Cordrey (21 G, 38 A), Andrew Ford (34 G, 6 A), Michael Rutter (27 G, 15 A), Troy Hanlon (17 G, 15 A), Keegan Khan (21 G, 5 A), John Cree (125 saves).

Story line: It's a rematch of last year's epic final won by the Green Wave, 6-5, in double overtime. Delbarton went on to win the Tournament of Champions. Averaging 15.7 goals per game, Bergen Catholic has the state's top-ranked offense, featuring a dynamic and record-breaking trio in Mackie (career 100-point scorer, wins 75 percent of faceoffs), Reilly (all-time points leader with 252) and Haemmerle (all-time goals leader with 125). But Delbarton has won its past 38 games against New Jersey teams. The Green Wave have never lost to Bergen Catholic, going 12-0 all time. Bergen Catholic, looking for its first state title in program history, is making its fourth appearance in the championship game, falling to Delbarton in the previous three (2006, 2008 and 2014). The pick: Delbarton

Boys Group 3 final

Ridgewood (17-5) vs. Shawnee (16-3), today, 7:30 p.m. at Ridge

Players to watch: R: Matt LoParo (56 G, 52 A), Kevin Mollihan (48 G, 11 A), Cooper Telesco (45 G, 24 A), Colin Keating (82 GB), Paul Tornatore (17 G, 61 GB), Matt Donovan (36 G, 23 A), Chris Cerrina (202 saves). S: David Smith (41 G, 23 A, 201 GB), Mike Githers (43 G, 11 A), Jack Tyrell (27 G, 15 A), Dan Wigley (22 G, 4 A), Steven Boyle (18 G, 23 A), Curtis Corley (90 GB), Ryan Miller (88 saves).

Story line: Ridgewood, powered offensively by LoParo, goes for its fourth straight title against a Shawnee team that survived a double-overtime scare last week against Moorestown in the South Group 3 final. …

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