Wayne – After a grueling semi-final game, a 3-2 overtime win over Glen Rock (see Burns’ goal below), the Ironmen where poised to take a on a familiar foe. Cross-town rival Ramsey High School, for the 3rd straight time in the Bergen County Final.
Playing two of its finest periods of hockey of the season, Bosco opened up to a 4-0 lead on goals by Seniors Chris Mazzella and Marcus Gurega, followed up by Freshman Tyler Sedlack and Junior Brendan Hansen. The latter two goals, both brilliantly setup by great passes from Sophomore Defenseman Aaron Bohlinger and Junior Toby DiPaolo.
“The maturity level of our team continues to rise,” said Toskos. “Look at Glen Rock the other night in the semifinals. We were short-handed nine players on our injury list, some played, some didn’t, but the fact that they were able to come from behind against an outstanding goalie, someone who really could have shut us down, said a lot.”
Facing a revived Ramsey team in the 3rd period, Bosco allowed two goals in the final frame, but added an empty netter to capture their 5th straight Bergen County Championship, improving to 15-0 all time.