Road To The Rock: State High School Ice Hockey Tournament Seeds Set
/ New Jersey Devils
Public A number two Randolph (top left), Public B six-seed Summit (top right), and Non-Public top-seed Delbarton all won titles in the 2012 NJSIAA State Hockey Championships. (Photos/New Jersey Devils)
The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association announced on February 19 the seeds for the 2013 NJSIAA Tournament. The tournament begins today leading up to the tournament championship, which will be played at Prudential Center on Saturday, March 9.
Public A Bracket
Out of the 38 teams that qualified in the Public A bracket, teams that received first round byes were 1-Morris Knolls, 2-Randolph, 3-Ridge, 4-Bridgewater-Raritan, 5-Westfield, and 6-Brick. The following games will be played in the opening round:
26-West Windsor North at 7-Roxbury. 25-Montclair at 8-Old Bridge. 24-Howell at 9-Livingston. 23-Freehold Township at 10-Robbinsville. 22-Fair Lawn at 11-Hillsborough. 21-Pascack Valley at 12-Hunterdon Central. 20-Bernards at 13-Brick Memorial. 19-Southern Regional at 14-Middletown North. 18-Newton-Lenape Valley at 15-Mount Olive. 17-Ridgewood at 16-Park Regional 38-Scotch Plains at 27-Ocean Township, the winner will play 6-Brick. 37-Lawrence at 28-Manalapan, the winner will see 5-Westfield. 36-Hackensack at 29-Toms River East, the winner faces off against 4-Bridgewater-Raritan. 35-Parsippany Reg. at 30-West Windsor South, the winner will play 3-Ridge. 34-River Dell at 31-Millburn, the winner faces 2-Randolph. 33-South Brunswick at 32-Clifton, the winner will play 1-Morris Knolls.
The Public A championship will be played at Prudential Center on March 9 at 5 pm.
Public B Bracket
Of the 26 teams that earned a spot in the Public B bracket, First round byes were given to 1-Ramsey, 2-Kinnelon, 3-Morrisotwn, 4-Mendham, 5-Chatham, and 6-Summit. The following match-ups will take place in the first round:
26-Woodbridge at 7-Nutley. 25-Red Bank at 8-Glen Rock. 24-West Essex at 9-Indian Hills. 23-Mahwah at 10-Ramapo. 22-Tenafly at 11-Rumson, the winner faces off against 6-Summit. 21-Pequannock at 12-Wall, the winner plays 5-Chatham. 20-Mountain Lakes at 13-Madison, the winner will play 4-Mendham. 19-Cranford at 14-Point Pleasant Boro, the winner will see 3-Morristown. 18-Princeton at 15-Sparta, the winner faces 2-Kinnelon. 17-West Morris at 16-Wayne Hills, the winner meets with 1-Ramsey.
The Public B championship will be played at Prudential Center on March 9 at 3 pm.
21 teams were selected to play in the Non-Public bracket, and first round byes were netted by 1-Delbarton, 2-Christian Brothers Academy, 3-Don Dosco Prep, 4-Gloucester Catholic, and 5-Notre Dame. The following teams will face off against one another in the first round:
11-Montclair Kimberley at 6-St. Joseph of Metuchen. 10-Pope John at 7-Morristown-Beard. 9-Bergen Catholic at 8-St. Augustine. 21-St. Rose at 12-Paramus Catholic, the winner will face 5-Notre Dame. 20-DePaul at 13-St. Joseph of Montvale, the winner faces 4-Gloucester Catholic. 19-Bishop Eustace at 14-St. Peter's Prep, the winner plays 3-Don Bosco Prep. 18-Msgr. Donovan at 15-Seton Hall Prep, the winner will see 2-Christian Brothers. 17-Pingry at 16-St. John Vianney, the winner will play 1-Delbarton.
The Non-Public championship will be played at Prudential Center on March 9 at 1 pm.