The season opener was away at Bayonne. Everyone knew this was going to be a tough game against a strong Bayonne team, especially with the team captain, missing the game. Well they all played strong, and came away with a with a well earned 1-1 tie.
The next day would have them at their home opener against St. Joes. The expectations again were the same. Against a tough opponent and still missing Chris Odstadt, there was some concern with how this game would turn out. To St. Joe's surprise, the Comets were not intimidated. Not even the short bench slowed them down. Offense would produce 3 goals, and defense and goaltending would shut down the St. Joes scoring completely with a shut out. Comets go on to win 3-0.
A week later the Comets would go against Kinnelon. This is the team that lost to Ramsey in the state finals last year. With everyone back on the bench, and coming off that strong weekend of hockey, their were some high hopes for this game. Kinnelon had other plans. The Comets opened playing strong but the COlts were relentless, and did not give the Comets any opportunity to get back on their game. Kinnelon skated away with a 7-0 win.
Today the Comets faced Clifton HS at an early afternoon game. Important to the team to get back on their game, the Comets played strong. They rose to a 3-0 lead going into the 3rd period. A little overconfident, the Comets let Clifton back in the game, by giving up 3 goals, in a short time frame. Not about to just give up hackensack worked hard and soon went ahead 4-3. With only a few minutes left in the game, Clifton pulled their goalie and came on strong, but the Comets held tough, and turned away the last minute shots to come away with a 4-3 win! Nice job.
Next stop this weekend, Hudson Catholic in Jersey City, Friday night, and Ridgewood HS, Saturday night at the Ice House. Good Luck team!