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Moorestown Hockey Team Battles Cherokee For Title Thursday Night

The teams are tied 1-1 in the best-of-3 championship series.

Moorestown ice hockey team. (Submitted by Terry Testa)
Moorestown ice hockey team. (Submitted by Terry Testa)
The Moorestown Quakes Varsity Ice Hockey team is headed to the final game in a best of three Championship series against Cherokee.  

The game will take place on Thursday at 8 p.m. at the Igloo in Mount Laurel.

The teams are currently tied at one game a piece. 

After losing Game 1 by a score of 6-5 ,Moorestown came into Game 2 with a vengeance. 

Moorestown jumped out front to an early lead in first period with a goal by Mike Katz, assisted by Johnny Yedman. Cherokee responded with 2 goals to end the first period with a 2-1 lead.

Cherokee added to their lead early in the second to take a 3-1 lead.

Moorestown started to chip away with a power play goal by Liam Ridge, assisted by Johnny Yedman and Tyler Tavormina. Moorestown then tied it up with a goal by Eric Schwartz assisted by Tyler Tavormina.

The second period ended tied at three apiece.

Cherokee got a go ahead goal while on the power play but Moorestown responded less than a minute later with an even strength goal by Johnny Yedman, assisted by Mike Katz.

With about three and a half minutes left, Jack McCollough connected on a pass from Eric Schwartz to get the go ahead goal. Nat Foster added an insurance goal with about a minute left in the game with an assist from Mike Katz and Johnny Yedman.

-Written and submitted by Terry Testa

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