Middletown North Hockey Is Melting the Ice


Andrew Gross leads the Lions Hockey team with 12 goals on the year. Photo via nj.com

The 2021-22 Shore Conference Ice Hockey season has displayed some hot play by the Middletown High School North.  The Lions have won their last five games and are ranked in the Top 20 by www.nj.com.  The frustration of their season opening loss to crosstown rival Middletown High School South has prompted to go on a two week stretch that featured wins against: Marlboro (6 to 1), Rumson Fair-Haven (6 to 3), Monroe (2 to 1), Wall (11 to 3) and yesterday’s shutout victory over Freehold Boro by a score of 10-0.  The Lions offense has been an a tear the last two games in which Jack Turner scored four goals, Colin Delanzo  and Joseph Wall each had three goals vs Wall High School.  The Lions selfless play has been noticeable as Andrew Gross had four assists, Cole Kroeper finished with 3 assists and Trystan Frain with two. Colin Delanzo had an assist as well.

In the game versus Freehold Boro, the Lions offensive firepower continued with three goals by Andrew Gross, two by Colin Delanzo and Ryan Cook, while Jack Turner, Joseph Wall and Anthony DiLorenzo each scored one goal.  The goaltending of Luke Chrzan has been impressive as he has stopped 117 of 131 shots for a save percentage of .893% The Lions will host  their next game versus Hunterdon Central on December 21, 2021 at 5:00 pm.

2021-2022 Middletown North Ice Hockey Schedule

12/21 vs. Hunterdon Central 5:00 pm Pre-Game
12/30 vs. Wayne Hills

In-Season Tournament
6:30 pm Pre-Game
1/4 vs. Manasquan 7:00 pm Pre-Game
1/7 @ Manalapan 7:40 pm Pre-Game
1/13 vs. Christian Brothers TBA Pre-Game
1/20 vs. St. John Vianney 5:00 pm Pre-Game
1/28 @ Southern 6:00 pm Pre-Game
1/31 @ Gov. Livingston 4:45 pm Pre-Game
2/1 @ St. Rose 8:00 pm Pre-Game
2/3 @ Middletown South 5:00 pm Pre-Game
2/6 @ Mahwah 3:45 pm Pre-Game

2021-22 Middletown North Roster

5 Trystan Frain D Senior

10 Joseph Wall F Sophomore

12 T.J. Wolf F Senior

13 Jace Koenigsmark F Senior

20 Cole Kroeper F Junior

21 Jack Turner F Sophomore

23 Christian Betten F Senior

27 Jake Yaroli F Senior

31 Tyler Armagan G Sophomore

33 Michael Carmody G Sophomore

36 Sean Crane F Senior

39 Matthew Turrisi F Sophomore

Thomas Baron Junior

John Betz Senior

J.J. Bifulco Senior

Mike Botti Junior

Zach Brady Senior

Luke Chrzan Junior

Ryan Cook Sophomore

Colin Delanzo Senior

Anthony Dilorenzo Senior

Andrew Gross Junior

Lachlan Haegar Junior

Tom Macrae Senior

Jimmy Mullarney Junior

Charles Timmes Senior

Cover photo via nj.com