Led by Coach Miles, the Oratory JV hockey team has been a sight to see since its debut against the Cranford Cougars, fighting in a back-and-forth game and losing 4-2. Though they lost, the team put up a good fight and had high hopes for their next game against Governor Livingston. 

Oratory Prep Rams v. Governor Livingston Highlanders

1st Period: The Rams scored right out the gate with a great wrist shot from Thomas Walden (1:48). Unfortunately, some bad decisions and turnovers helped the Highlanders respond quickly, resulting in a 4-1 Highlanders lead. Near the end of the period, Walden scored another goal on the power play off a great feed from Jeffrey Child (10:58), ending the period with a score of 4-2 Highlanders. A questionable “too many men on the ice” penalty call led to the Rams facing a penalty kill to start the second period

(Walden – 2 Goals)

(Child – 1 Assist)

Image courtesy of Jeff Williams

2nd Period: The Rams woke up from their mediocre period and bounced back in the second despite the untimely penalty call. Ronan Davis scored a goal 10 seconds into the period, making the score 4-3 (00:10) (assisted by Kevin Geiger). Another penalty was then called on the Rams for tripping, resulting in a powerplay goal against the Rams – allowing the Highlanders to expand their lead to 5-3. With the penalties ending, the Rams were back at full power, and Ronan McGuire scored off a rebound from Giovanni Lopes’s shot, making the score 5-4 (3:59) (assist by Giovanni Lopes). Minutes later, Alexander Parisi scored with a blast from the blue line, tying up the score at 5-5 (8:35). At the same time, shot after shot, Sebastion Carlo could not be scored on, making incredible saves and consistent plays as the period came to a close. The period ended at 5-5, with the Rams seeming to have found their footing. 

(Walden – 2 Goals, Davis – 1 Goal, McGuire – 1 Goal, Parisi – 1 Goal)

(Child – 1 Assist, Geiger – 1 Assist, Lopes – 1 Assist)

Image courtesy of Jeff Williams

3rd Period: The period began with another questionable penalty call against the Rams for hooking, but this time, the penalty was not able to bring the Rams down as Ronan McGuire scored his second goal of the game – a shorthanded tally off a pass from Anthony Palm, helping the Rams take the lead 6-5 (10:04) (assist by Anthony Palm). Seconds after McGuires’ goal, Ronan Davis drove to the net and hit the goalie with a sweet dangle to notch his second goal of the game and help the Rams go up by 2 goals (10:16). The Rams continued their barrage on the Highlanders as 30 seconds later, Kevin Geiger scored his third goal in two games, upping the lead over the Highlanders to 3 goals (10:47). The Highlanders pulled their goalie in the final minute, leading to an empty net goal by Ryan Williams to seal the 9-5 victory for the Rams (15:44). 

(Davis – 2 Goals, McGuire – 2 Goals, Walden – 2 Goals, Geiger – 1 Goal, Parisi – 1 Goal, Williams – 1 Goal)

 (Child – 1 Assist, Geiger – 1 Assist, Palm – 1 Assist, Lopes – 1 Assist)

The JV Rams have a 7:15 game on January 8th against Cranford at Warinanco Park. Come and support the team.