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2009 New Jersey Devils/NJSIAAHigh School Ice Hockey Championships Set

by Staff Writer / New Jersey Devils – The 2009 New Jersey Devils/NJSIAA State High School Ice Hockey Championships, presented by Chase, will take place with three championship games on Saturday, March 21, 2009 at Newark, New Jersey’s Prudential Center.  This marks the 12th year that the National Hockey League team has hosted the high school championships, and during that time the number of varsity high school ice hockey programs has increased from 80 to 159.

The three games are set as follows:  Public B Championship (1:00 PM), Public A Finals (3:00 PM), and Non-Public Championship (5:00 PM).  The six participating teams will be announced on Monday, March 16.

Seventy-three schools, including 54 Public and 19 in the Non-Public bracket, will be participating in this year’s tournament.  Kinnelon (Public B), Ridge (Public A), and Delbarton School (Non-Public) are all entering the tournament as the number one seed in their respective brackets.

Last season, Delbarton School defeated St. Augustine Prep, 5-1, in the non-Public School Championship;  Kinnelon defeated Jefferson Township, 5-1, in the Public School B Finals;  while Ridge defeated Watchung Hills, 5-0, in the Public School A Championship.

Tickets are now on sale at the Prudential Center box office and are priced at $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for students.  Adults can purchase tickets online at  The box office is open Monday-Saturday, 11:00 AM-6:00 PM, and through the second intermission of Devils’ home games.  Student tickets are available day-of-game only, at the box office.  For further information, please contact the Devils at 973-757-6100.
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