Highlights: Morgan opened eyes in his freshman campaign by producing a 56-point season and followed up with a jaw-dropping 82-point output in 2012-13, a mark that topped the Shore Conference. The sophomore center finished fourth in the Shore in goals scored with 39 and led the conference in assists with 43. Morgan’s offensive onslaught helped lead the Crimson Knights to an overall record of 18-7-3 including a Class B South mark of 8-1-1, which edged out rival Point Boro for the division crown. On Jan. 25, Wall traveled to the Ocean Ice Palace to face off with the Panthers in a game that would decide which way Class B South fell and Morgan shined, recording an assist to his hat trick in the 7-3 victory. Morgan would also help the Crimson Knights forge a path to the Dowd Cup Finals, posting nine points (two goals, seven assists) in those three games.
Highlights: Entering the final week of the 2012-13 season, the Colts were the No. 1 team in the state and Deatrick was at the forefront of CBA’s Gordon Cup Tournament run that placed the team atop the roost. On Feb. 21, the Colts overcame a talented Don Bosco program by a score of 3-2 in which Deatrick picked up the primary assist on what proved to be a game-wining goal by line-mate Brenden van Riemsdyk. Two days later, CBA would take on top-seeded Delbarton in the finals and would quell the mighty Green Wave by a score of 5-2 in which Deatrick scored a goal and assisted on two others. Deatrick was one of three Colts to record 50-point seasons, finishing second with 51, including 15 goals and a team-leading 36 assists.
Brenden van Riemsdyk
Highlights: The last name van Riemsdyk holds a lot of weight in the Garden State’s hockey community and the CBA junior carried his family ties with pride by leading the Colts in scoring with 52 points, including 17 goals and 35 assists. The month of February saw van Riemsdyk elevate his game to new levels as the junior recorded 17 points in six games played. One of those points came on Feb. 21 when van Riemsdyk netted the game-wining goal against Don Bosco in the Gordon Cup semifinals, a 3-2 victory that propelled the Colts into a finals meeting with Delbarton where the winger collected a goal and an assist in the 5-2 win.
Highlights: When the dust settled on this 2012-13 season, Brick proved to be the top public school team in the Shore Conference … and David Kearns was the defensive cornerstone for this mountain of a program. The Dragons entered this year thin in the defensive zone and Kearns stepped up, manning the blue line in both power play and shorthanded situations, as well as his even strength duties, and the junior flourished, finishing second for Brick in scoring with 45 points (17 goals, 28 assists). Kearns’ play helped propel the Dragons to an overall record of 16-5-5, including a divisional mark of 10-1-1, which earned Brick a Class A South title. The junior also helped carry Brick to a Dowd Cup championship and the NJSIAA quarterfinals.
Highlights: The Colts went to battle with a stout defensive corps in this 2012-13 campaign and Steer, as the program’s captain, acted as the foundation. With the senior roaming the blue line, CBA finished with an overall record of 23-3-2. The Colts’ win total led the Shore Conference and placed CBA and Delbarton atop the state in victories. CBA met the Green Wave in the Gordon Cup finals where Steer played a monumental role in the Colts’ 5-2 victory netting the Colts’ second period go-ahead marker and assisting on another insurance goal. Steer would go on to earn a spot on the Gordon Conference’s second team, as well as earning a place on the NJSIAA All-State Tournament Team.
Highlights: Klahre, a four-year starter for Wall, continued to be a fixture between the pipes for the Crimson Knights, playing in 26 of his team’s 28 games. Klahre led the Shore Conference in saves with 673 as well as save percentage with a mark of .957. The Crimson Knights rode their net-minder to an overall record of 18-7-3 and a divisional mark of 8-1-1 that allowed Wall to capture the Class B South championship. The senior was in net on Jan. 25, when the Crimson Knights ventured to the Ocean Ice Palace for a meeting with Point Boro in a game that would decide the divisional crown. Klahre stopped 27 of 30 shots faced in that contest as Wall earned the hardware over the Panthers. The goalie’s strong play continued into the Dowd Cup tournament where Klahre stopped 33 of 37 shots faced in an opening-round victory over Toms River East and 34 of 35 shots in a 3-1 semifinal win against Brick Memorial.