Millburn skated (and checked) hard from the opening drop of the puck, as they barreled through to a 6-1 finish at the Codey Arena. Armaan Rigby from the Glen Ridge side of VGR scored the team’s only goal. Jack Williams had a hat trick for Millburn, which was the No. 2 seed coming into the tournament, to VGR’s No. 3.
VGR’s next challenge is the state hockey playoffs, which begin on February 20. The Verona-Glen Ridge team is in the Public C group where, despite its 14-4-7 record, it is the No. 15 seed. Jackson Liberty, the No. 14 seed in Public C has a 10-6-2 record and Ramsey, the No. 12 seed, is 10-12-2. The current bracket set-up has VGR playing Mountain Lakes/Boonton in the opening round.