Ramapo’s Ice Hockey Team Celebrates Another Win

Photo courtesy of Ramapo College Ice Hockey

After finishing last season under the .500 mark, the Ramapo club ice hockey team has started off the season hot, coming away with another victory against Seton Hall last Friday, 6-4 to improve to 2-0.

“It’s a great feeling [being undefeated],” said senior defenseman Marc Concato. “We worked really hard over the summer and throughout tryouts so it feels good for that to payoff. We have to keep getting better every game we play.”

Ramapo jumped on the Pirates early on Friday, scoring the first four goals of the game consecutively.

The first goal of the game was a power play goal at 8:14, scored by sophomore forward Dmitry Danilchick, and assisted by freshman forward Kyle DeBel.

About seven-and-a-half minutes later, Debel came up with a goal of his own from senior defenseman Marc Concato.

“It was a great feeling coming out starting the second period with two goals,” said Concato.

Early into the second period, junior forward Zach O’Connor found the back of the net to make it a 3-0 game. 40 seconds later, Concato notched the fourth goal of the game to give the Roadrunners a 4-0 lead.

“When Zach and I scored 40 seconds apart, a spark was lit and I knew we were sitting in good shape,” said Concato.

Seton Hall got on the board with a goal at 6:31, but Ramapo answered back quickly, when junior forward Matt Rose scored on a pass from DeBel.

The majority of the third period went scoreless, until freshman defenseman Keith Doherty put the nail in the coffin with an empty netter.

The Roadrunners returned to action on Sunday where earned their third straight victory over East Stroudsberg by a score of 8-2.

Concato said the chemistry on the team is great, despite a new look.

“We have a lot of new guys this year and the whole team took them in with open arms,” said Concato. “We have great chemistry and it’s just going to keep getting better throughout the year.”

The Roadrunners will be back in action this Friday at Sport-O-Rama in Monsey, New York against Suffolk.