NEWARK — The New Jersey Devils rolled out the red carpet for the annual NJSIAA State Finals Luncheon at Prudential Center in Newark as Delbarton, Don Bosco Prep, Ridge, Watchung Hills, Glen Rock and first-time attendee Wall Township were on hand representing the field for the 2017 state championships.
Devils’ guest speakers Bryce Salvador and Bruce Driver were joined by NJSIAA Assistant Director Jack DuBois, Barnabas Senior Vice President of External Affairs Lou LaSalle and Devils’ Director of Grassroots and Amateur Hockey Operations Andy Gojdycz at this year’s event.
Each coach introduced its team captains following a short speech, a photo op and lunch courtesy of the New Jersey Devils.
Here’s a recap including video of the festivities:
TIM MULLIN INTRODUCES PUBLIC A STATE FINALIST RIDGE
ANTHONY CRISCITELLO INTRODUCES PUBLIC A STATE FINALIST WATCHUNG HILLS
MIKE DIANORA INTRODUCES PUBLIC B STATE FINALIST WALL TOWNSHIP
ANTHONY YELOVICH INTRODUCES PUBLIC B STATE FINALIST GLEN ROCK
GREG TOSKOS INTRODUCES NON-PUBLIC STATE FINALIST DON BOSCO PREP
BRUCE SHATEL INTRODUCES NON-PUBLIC STATE FINALIST DELBARTON
2017 NJSIAA/NEW JERSEY DEVILS STATE FINALS SCHEDULE*
Public A — #13 Watchung Hills (12-6-7) vs #2 Ridge (22-6-1) — March 5 at 6:30 p.m.
Non-Public — #3 Don Bosco Prep (20-6-1) vs #1 Delbarton (26-1-2) — March 6 at 4:30 p.m.
Public B — #10 Wall Township (18-6-2) vs #1 Glen Rock (21-3-4) — March 6 at 7:30 p.m.
*all games at Mennen Arena in Morris Township this season
Special to The Hockey Clan
John Christian Hageny
New Jersey Devils One Jersey Grassroots Team Writer