On January 11, there were two games involving Shore Conference teams. Freehold Borough went on the road to face Woodbridge and CBA hosted a Shore Conference game against Marlboro. Unfortunately for the spectators, both of these games ended up being one-sided affairs.
Woodbridge 10, Freehold Borough 0
The Colonials were coming off of an embarrassing 14-0 loss to CBA, while Woodbridge was coming off two disappointing ties in a row against Monroe and Marlboro. Both teams were looking for a positive note to move past their previous games, but it was the Barrons that got their goal with a 10-0 win.
“I was very happy with the way the guys put together what we laid down in the locker room,” said Woodbridge head coach Joe Rotella.
The biggest note from this game was the performance from Kyle Mortenson, who had five of Woodbridge’s 10 goals and now has 27 goals on the season. His last one ended the game on a mercy rule with 5:11 to go in the third period.
“I felt good and I was skating good,” said Mortenson. “People tell me I have a good shot so they were telling me to shoot the puck a lot.”
However, Mortenson was not the only player lighting up the stats sheet. Nicholas Kuchie also put up a hat trick, including the very first goal of the game, which was ultimately the game-winner.
“It’s always a good feeling to have a good old-fashioned hat trick,” noted Kuchie.
Mortenson and Kuchie put up eight of the 10 goals combined. Their impact was not only felt in this game. It has been felt throughout the season for the Barrons.
“Those guys have been my goals, my assists, my everything this year,” noted Rotella. “If they’re not on the board, we’re not usually looking this good. I’m happy they came to play today.”
Woodbridge improves to a 9-1-2 record and they will go on the road on Wednesday to face Bayonne at 3:15. Meanwhile, Freehold Borough falls to a 2-9 record and will go on the road Tuesday to face Manalapan at 6:15.
CBA 9, Marlboro 0
CBA was hot coming into this game, with a 14-0 win over Freehold Borough last time they were on the ice, while Marlboro mustered a 3-3 tie against Woodbridge in their last game. Only one side was going to be able to maintain their momentum, but the Colts made it pretty clear who that was going to be.
CBA dominated the game with a 9-0 shutout win and an even more glaring 59-5 edge in shots on goal.
The star of the game for the Colts was Derek Contessa, who came up with a hat trick. Other noteworthy players also include Ryan Bogan, who had a goal and three assists and Corey Clifton, who had two goals of his own.
After this game, CBA improves to a 12-3 record while Marlboro drops to 2-7-3. The Colts will play Freehold Township tomorrow at 8:15, while Marlboro plays Howell on Saturday at 6:15.