Tournament seeds have been set for the 2014 NJSIAA High School Ice Hockey Championships. The final rounds of the three tournaments will be held at the Prudential Center. (Photo / Prudential Center)
Brackets for the 2013-2014 New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) state high school ice hockey tournaments were finalized on Wednesday, February 19. The three NJSIAA tournaments will begin February 25 and run through March 9. The final round of tournament play will take place at Prudential Center, home of the New Jersey Devils. Individual conference play is already underway and champions will be named on February 21 and 22. Four days later round one for the NJSIAA titles begins.
Public A Bracket
Of the 29 teams in the tournament, the top three seeds were awarded bye games in the first round. Top seeded Randolph, second seeded Bridgewater-Raritan and the third seeded Westfield won’t begin play until February 28.
The Public A Championship game will be the first game on tap March 9th at the Prudential Center. Game time is scheduled for 1 p.m.
16-Hillsborough vs. 17-Manalapan, the winner will play 1-Randolph
9-Howell vs. 24-West Windsor South
25-Newton/Lenape Valley vs. 8-Robbinsville
28-Colonia/JFK vs. 5-Ridge
21-River Dell/Westwood vs. 12-Ocean Township/Shore
13-Jackson Memorial vs. 20-Toms River East
29-High Point/Wallkill Valley vs. 4-Morris Knolls
19-Whippany Park vs. 14-Hunterdon Central, the winner will play 3-Westfield
11-Ridgewood vs. 22-Montclair
27-Paramus vs. 6-Livingston
7-Freehold Township vs. 26-Lawrence
23-Fair Lawn vs. 10-Old Bridge
15-Southern vs. 18-Montgomery, the winner will play 2-Bridgewater-Raritan
Click here for the complete Public A bracket.
The top 12 seeded teams were given a bye for first round play. Of the 20 teams, byes were awarded to Delbarton, Don Bosco Prep, CBA, Morristown-Beard, Pope John, St. Peter’s Prep, St. Augustine, Bergen Catholic, Notre Dame, Red Bank Catholic, St. Joseph (Met.), and Montclair Kimberly.
The Non-Public Championship is the second scheduled game of the afternoon and will be played Sunday, March 9th with a scheduled puck drop of 3 p.m. at the Rock.
17-Pingry vs. 16-Paramus Catholic, winner will play 1-Delbarton
13-Gloucester Catholic vs. 20-Msgr. Donovan, winner will play 4-Morristown-Beard
19-St. Rose vs. 14-Bishop Eustace, winner will play 3- Christian Brothers Academy
15-Seton Hall Prep vs. 18-St. Joseph (Mont.), winner will play 2- Don Bosco Prep.
For the teams who were given a February 25 bye, play will begin on February 28. The seeding for those second round games are as follows.
1-Delbarton vs. the winner of 17-Pingry vs. 16-Paramus Catholic
9-Notre Dame vs. 8-Bergen Catholic
5-Pope John vs. 12-Montclair Kimberley
Winner of 13- Gloucester Catholic vs. 20- Msgr. Donovan will play 4- Morristown-Beard
3- Christian Brothers vs. winner of 19-St. Rose vs. 14-Bishop Eustace
11-St. Joseph (Met.) vs. 6-St. Peter's Prep
7-St. Augustine vs. 10-Red Bank Catholic
Winner of 15- Seton Hall Prep vs. 18- St. Joseph (Mont.) vs. 2- Don Bosco Prep
Click here for the complete Non-Public Championship bracket.
Public B Bracket
Thirty-one teams were chosen for the Public B bracket and of those teams, top seeded Chatham was given a bye for first round play. Chatham will play the winner of the Wall/Montville game during the second round.
The top two teams will vie for the Public B championship at 5 p.m. on March 9th following the finish of the Non-Public championship.
17-Wall v. 16-Montville, the winner will play 1-Chatham
9-Kinnelon v. 24-Rumson
25-Ramapo v. 8-Point Pleasant Boro
5-Summit v. 5-Summit
21-Princeton v. 12-Nutley
13-Wayne Hills v. 20-Cranford
29-Indian Hills v. 4-Morristown
3-Glen Rock v. 30-Woodbridge
19-West Milford v. 14-Middletown North
11-Verona v. 22-Mahwah
27-Hopewell Valley v. 6-Mendham
7-Brick v. 26-West Morris
23-Tenafly v. 10-Roxbury
15-Pequannock v. 18-Madison
31-Mount Olive v. 2-Ramsey
Click here for complete Public B Tournament bracket.
More tournament and bracket information can be found on NJHockey.org.
For more, head to NJ Youth Hockey Central.