Heavy turnout forced the relocation of the RBR board meeting to the media center, above. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)
By JOHN T. WARD
Red Bank Regional students and parents packed a board of ed meeting Wednesday night in a bid to save the ice hockey and golf programs from a budgetary axe.
With a preliminary spending plan calling for a 6.5-percent tax increase, board members defended the cuts as necessary before parents appeared to coalesce around a plan to save the sports through outside fundraisers.
Superintendent Lou Moore at Wednesday’s RBR board meeting. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)
By JOHN T. WARD
The union representing teachers at Red Bank Regional accused Superintendent Lou Moore Wednesday night of running the three-town high school district with an “authoritarian” approach and a “general lack of integrity.”
The bombshell accusations were made at a board of ed meeting hours after the Red Bank Regional Education Association’s members “overwhelmingly” cast a no-confidence vote against Moore, said math teacher Sunny Lenhard.
Skating on home ice at the Red Bank Armory, Red Bank Catholic topped Ocean Township 4-2 Wednesday. Shore Sports Zone has the video highlights, including a slow-mo review of a shot that Ocean contended went through the net and should have counted as a goal. The Caseys advance to the semifinals of the Shore Conference Tournament. (Video courtesy of Shore Sports Zone)
Rumson-Fair Haven’s Robbie Garavente scored four goals and Conor Deverin added a pair of goals and three assists as the Bulldogs scored eight straight goals after trailing Saint John Vianney 2-1 in the second period. Watch the Shore Sports Zonehighlights from the Red Bank Armory.
RFH is ineligible for the state tournament after going over the limit on disqualifications with a December brawl with Red Bank Regional, but the Bulldogs now advance to the semifinals of the Hanchden Cup bracket in the Shore Conference Tournament.
An unusual pass through the roof trusses sparked a three-goal surge in the final 1:22 of play as Red Bank Catholic topped Rumson-Fair Haven on the ice at the Red Bank Armory Wednesday. After Will Catalono put R-FH in the lead with six minutes to go, Kyle Amato tied things up, and then the Caseys’ Evan Hoey sent a pass that went through the roof supports and fell down to Alec Mintz, who delivered the game winner. Shore Sports Zone has the video highlights. (Video courtesy of Shore Sports Zone)
It was senior night at the Red Bank Armory as Evan Hoey and Alec Mintz had one goal and two assists to propel Red Bank Catholic to a 4-3 win against Brick Township Wednesday night. Hoey scored on a backhand in the final minute of the second period to stake the Caseys to a 4-1 advantage.Shore Sports Zone has the video highlights. (Video courtesy of Shore Sports Zone)
Fans lined the boards and the upper terrace of the Navesink Country Club in Middletown Saturday night for the annual Winter Classic hockey game, pitting Red Bank Catholic against Rumson-Fair Haven. Connor Deverin and Robbie Garavante scored two goals apiece as the Bulldogs jumped out to a 4-2 lead after two periods and held on to win, 7-5. Evan Hoey became RBC’s all-time leading scorer in the loss, when his third goal of the night got him to 142 career points. Shore Sports Zone has the video highlights. (Video courtesy of Shore Sports Zone)
Evan Hoey’s hat trick paced Red Bank Catholic to a home win at the Red Bank Armory Ice Complex Wednesday night. The Caseys raced to a 3-0 lead before Max Halvorsen got the Patriots on the board late in the first. Hoey closed out the scoring with a shorthanded goal in the third period. Shore Sports Zone has the video highlights. (Video courtesy of Shore Sports Zone)
Ryan Carr delivered a hat trick, including the final two goals of the third period, as Point Pleasant came back from a 4-2 deficit in the third to tie Rumson-Fair Haven Tuesday at the Red Bank Armory. Chase Dorworth had two goals for RFH. Shore Sports Zone was there to bring these highlights.
The Rumson-Fair Haven Bulldogs raced to a 5-2 lead at the end of one period before Red Bank Regional scored two straight in the second to get within one goal. An on-ice melee resulted in five ejections (3 from RFH, 2 from RBR). Robbie Garavente scored two goals in the third period including an empty netter to put the game away. Watch the Shore Sports Zonehighlights from the Red Bank Armory.
Facing a team that was minus its top two scorers, Red Bank Catholic shredded St. John Vianney, 8-0, to win its second consecutive Shore Conference Tournament at the Middletown Ice World. Shore Sports Zone has the video highlights. (Video courtesy of Shore Sports Zone)
With an amazing on-his-ribs goal by Lenny Coviello and 39 stops by goalie Brandon Rozzi, Red Bank Catholic topped Middletown North, 5-3, at the Red Bank Armory on Wednesday to advance to the Shore Conference ice hockey finals. Shore Sports Zone has the video highlights.
The defending champion Caseys will face St. John Vianney Saturday, 7:30 p.m. at Ice World in Middletown for the 2015 cup. (Video courtesy of Shore Sports Zone)
John Monteferrante scored four goals to give Rumson-Fair Haven an 8-6 win over Saint Rose at the Red Bank Armory Monday. The Bulldogs scored three goals in the final 1:32 to put the game away. Shore Sports Zone has the video highlights.
RFH is the 16th seed in the Shore Conference Hockey Tournament and will face number-one seed Red Bank Catholic Wednesday at 8 p.m. at the Armory. Tourney matchups are here.
Red Bank Catholic raced out to a 4-0 first-period lead, but needed three goals in the third to gain an 8-5 win over Rumson-Fair Haven. The Bulldogs scored three straight goals in the second period to get within one goal, and scored early in the third to make it a 5-4 game before RBC pulled away. The Caseys’ Todd Goehring and the Bulldogs’ Brendan Ban both reached their 100th career point. Alec Mintz had a hat trick for RBC, scoring the final two goals. The Caseys improve to 12-4-2 on the season, while the Bulldogs now stand at 6-6-1. Shore Sports Zone has the video highlights.
Former New Jersey Devils great Jim Dowd was back coaching Manasquan/Point Pleasant Beach at Red Bank Armory Monday, but Red Bank Catholic’s Evan Hoey had five goals and picked up his 100th career point in RBC’s 10-0 win. Hoey is up for an SSZ Game Puck for his performance last week. You can vote for Evan HERE – the polls will stay open until Tuesday at 4 p.m. Shore Sports Zone has the video highlights.
Matt Kidney scored with 5.4 seconds left to earn Saint John Vianney of Middletown a 3-3 tie with Rumson-Fair Haven on the ice at the Red Bank Armory Monday. The RFH Bulldogs took a 3-2 lead with 3:04 to go in the third period when John Monteferrante went end to end and delivered a top-shelf backhand. But Saint John Vianney pulled the goalie in the final minute to set the stage for Kidney’s heroics, as seen here in these Shore Sports Zone video highlights.
Kidney and RFH’s Conor Deverin are both up for SSZ’s first Game Puck highlighting the top performances from last week on the high school ice. Click HERE to cast your vote – ballots close on Tuesday at 4 p.m.
Brendan Ban had four goals and three assists to lead Rumson-Fair Haven to an 11-3 win over Point Pleasant Beach/Manasquan at the Red Bank Armory Monday. Rob Garavante added a hat trick for RFH, who raced out to a 6-0 lead and led 7-1 at the end of two periods. Shore Sports Zone has the video highlights.
Point Pleasant Beach/Manasquan did not have head coach Jim Dowd behind the bench in the game. News 12 New Jersey reported that the former New Jersey Devils great is facing an allegations that he kicked a player in the back during last Wednesday’s game against Red Bank Regional at Jersey Shore Sports Arena.
Saint John Vianney sophomore James O’Keefe scored the game-winner with 3:47 left in the third to cap off three unanswered as the Lancers notched a 4-3 win over Red Bank Catholic at the Red Bank Armory Wednesday. Shore Sports Zone has the video highlights.
Red Bank Catholic got hat tricks from Evan Hoey and Alec Mintz, plus single goals by Matt Chinnici and Max Weber, in an 8-1 win over Point Pleasant Boro in the Caseys’ home opener at the Red Bank Armory Wednesday. Shore Sports Zone has the video highlights.
The Monmouth All-Stars beat Ocean 8-5 in a fundraiser for the Foodbank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties at the Red Bank Armory Sunday. (Photos by Stacie Fanelli. Click to enlarge)
By STACIE FANELLI AND DANIELLE TEPPER
One night each summer, Red Bank plays host to a wall of noise at the Red Bank Armory: 42 hockey players from high schools up and down the shore, their friends, family and die-hard fans all in the name of charity.
Jim Dowd, a “born and raised hockey player” and retired member of the Stanley Cup champion New Jersey Devils, is the founder of the Shoot for the Stars Foundation, which has been running the charity game, a showdown between Monmouth and Ocean counties best high school players, for 15 years.
Approximately 500 action-thirsty supporters came out Sunday evening to watch “All-Star” competitors from 20 different high schools, including Red Bank Regional, Red Bank Catholic and Rumson-Fair Haven.