Marszalek Hat Trick Gives Mendham Fourth Win in Five Games
Posted by: christina wypijewska on Thu Jan 12th 2017 7:42pm
Excerpts reposted from the latest Observer-Tribune article about Monday's game against Bernards
Written by Kelly Fenton, 1/10/2017
Jake Marszalek thinks he knows what the Mendham High School hockey team needs to do to get this season in high gear.
And he thinks the Minutemen demonstrated it on Monday evening in a 6-1 victory over Bernards-Somerville that lifted them to 4-5-3.
“We just need to move the puck and play as a team,” Marszalek insisted. “We showed that tonight. When we move the puck, good things happen.”
Marszalek understands that better than anybody after being the recipient of a total of five assists on his way to a hat trick against Bernards. The three goals doubled his season output. He also added an assist for four points on the evening.
Mendham started slowly this season with a narrow loss to Madison and a 4-0 loss to Randolph. The Minutemen continued to sputter through two more losses and two ties before finally picking up their initial win – 2-1 over Millburn – the day after Christmas. Now, they’ve won four of five.
Against Bernards on Monday, they sure didn’t start slow, nabbing a Max Scheidl goal off Mike DiMaio and Jordan Larrabee assists just three minutes in, then adding two Marszalek goals over a 2 1-2 minute span two minutes later. The first of those came off assists from Aiden Wright and Tim Naval and made it 2-0. Wright finished with three assists.
The second of his three goals was the result of a long pass from Wright out of his own zone that found Marszalek ahead of the defense at mid-ice and one-on-one with the Bernards goalie. He easily beat him for a 3-0 lead less than eight minutes in.
“(Aiden) saw me up the center slot and made a great pass,” Marszalek said. “I made a quick move when I saw the goalie was and wristed it over his shoulder.”
Meanwhile, the defense was denying short-handed Bernards anything, allowing only one shot on goal in the first period. Ryan Bruin added to the Mendham lead on a power play a minute-and-a-half into the second period when he sent a rocket through traffic from just below the blue line to make it 4-0. Wright and Scheidl picked up assists on the score.
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Mendham Wins Second 2017 Game with a 6-1 Victory Over Bernards
Posted by: christina wypijewska on Tue Jan 10th 2017 12:07am
In it’s second win in a row for 2017, Mendham Hockey outshot Bernards-Somerville for a 6-1 victory on Monday, January 9th at Mennen Arena. Max Scheidl started the scoring spree early in the first period with assists from fellow Captain Mike DiMaio and Jordan Larrabee.
Jake Marszalek delivered a hat trick and an assist to lead in points for the night. Ryan Bruin scored a goal and assisted two others, while Defender Ryan McCann had Mendham’s other goal.
Aidan Wright was instrumental in assisting three of Mendham goals and veteran Timmy Naval had two assists.
With another stellar performance in the net by Tanner Brown, Mendham’s winning streak is bolstered by the gritty defensive action of Brian Crooker, Ryan McCann, Jordan Larrabee and Aidan Wright.
Next game on Thursday, January 10th 2017 against Montville.
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Stat leaders for Monday, January 9th 2017
Check Out Game Photos from Every Angle
Posted by: christina wypijewska on Mon Jan 09th 2017 11:24am
A special shout out to Karen Ferrone who has been consistently taking game photos since our very first scrimmages and to Tim Collins and Michael McCann who have joined in to capture some great Mendham Hockey moments.
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Mendham Hockey Thanks All Who Contributed to Clothing Drive
Posted by: christina wypijewska on Sun Jan 08th 2017 7:39pm
The Mendham Hockey Program had come very close to completely filling the box truck with clothes, toys, CDs and bicycles that will be sent off to be used by others that are less fortunate.
A special thanks to Lori Naval and Karen Ferrone for spearheading today's event and to all the players that helped to collect, organize and load the donations.
Our Players were lead by Captain Timmy Naval and assistance was provided by Dustin Ferrone, Brian Crooker, Alia Macarios, Jack Purpura, Kamden Collins, Mark Rybski and Stefan Michura.
Although it was a bit cold and snowy, the players did their part in between deliveries by keeping warm by the fire pit, drinking hot chocolate and getting psyched for Saturday's winning game against Vernon.