Three Times is a Charm!
March 7TH, 2014
Two years ago, the Rams met Summit in the Frozen Four semis at Mennen Arena. Summit scored three goals in a span of 1:52 in the second period and won the game 3-2. Summit went on to defeat Tenafly and were crowned State Champions. Last season, the Rams met Chatham in the Frozen Four at Codey Arena. Chatham defeated the Rams 3-0, then went on to beat Morristown for the State Championship. It seemed that the road to the State Championship always passed through Ramsey.
This year marked the third straight Frozen Four appearance for Ramsey ... but this time the Rams were not to be denied. With two goals in the first three minutes of the game, the Rams cruised to a dominating 7-0 victory over Mendham to earn their second trip to the Prudential Center to play for the State Championship, which they won in their only other appearance in 2009. The Rams will face last season's bridesmaid Morristown who upset Chatham 2-1 in a rematch of last year's State Championship finalists.
The Rams dominated the game from wire to wire completely nullifying Mendham's Sophomore phenom Grant Jozefek who was a non-factor in the contest. The Rams rolled three lines and demonstrated their dominance in every facet of the game - offense, defense and goaltending - a display witnessed throughout the playoffs. In the four State Championship Tournament games leading up to the Final, the Rams have outscored their opponents 30-1 defeating Mt Olive, Madison, Roxbury and Mendham by scores of 10-0, 7-0, 6-1 and 7-0 respectively. The Rams have also captured their 28th victory along the way breaking the State record for most wins by a team in a single season.
The Rams look to cap their record-breaking season with a State Championship on Sunday at the Prudential Center. The puck drops at 5:00pm. GO RAMS!!!
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