Charles H. Housley Classic Tournament:
Comets 6 - Dumont 3
Well the Comets were off to a great start in the tournament. They started with a dominating win over rival Dumont. So dominant in fact, it is possible that the Comets may have been a little over confident when going on to the next round, verses Nutley ...
Comets 1 - Nutley 3
It seemed like a repeat was in store for the Comets in the Housley Classic. 2 in a row would be great. Well, Nutley did not agree. The game was packed with excitement, even if it was crammed into that small Rink 1.
There was even a penalty shot against the Comets which was stopped. Unfortunately, the Comets just couldn't get their game going enough to Beat Nutley. The same team they beat in a pre-season scrimmage.
After being humbled a bit by losing the tournament, the Comets would have to turn their focus back onto their regular season ...
Comets 6 - Fair Lawn 1
Well if losing the tournament was a wake up call, then the Comets proved to be wide awake when they faced Fair lawn. A very solid win for the Comets, to help get them back on track. Especially when gearing up to face DePaul Catholic.
Comets 3 - DePaul 2
A trip up to Wayne to the ice cold Ice Vault, would prove to be a good work out for the Comets. A really hard fought game between the two teams, would find the Comets finishing on top. Even the cold bus ride back to the high school, could not cool off their enthusiasm of this win!
Comets 2 - Paramus 6
Hmmm ... what happened here? Dominating Fair Lawn, and beating DePaul, it looked as if the Paramus game, shouldn't be too tough. Like when the Comets played Nutley, Paramus had other ideas. The game had the Comets off to a pretty quick 1 - 0 start, almost 2 - 0, but the goal was called back because of a high stick. After that, Paramus got the better part of the play, and pulled to a strong win over the Comets. Another important lesson.
Comets 5 - Wayne Hills 2
Having learned to never take any opponent lightly, the Comets played as hard as they ever had against Wayne Hills. Taking control of the play right from the beginning, the Comets played hard, and even had all 13 skaters finding ice time, in this well earned win! Nice job Comets!