Bradshaw’s goal rallies Saint Joseph past Old Bridge in ice hockey

St. Joseph Metuchen ice hockey player Matthew Samarelli skates into the Old Bridge zone with the puck during a game played on Dec. 10. St. Joseph (Met.) defeated Old Bridge 2-1.STEVEN BASSIN/STAFF
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St. Joseph Metuchen ice hockey player Matthew Samarelli skates into the Old Bridge zone with the puck during a game played on Dec. 10. St. Joseph (Met.) defeated Old Bridge 2-1.STEVEN BASSIN/STAFF

It was a comeback story for the Saint Joseph Regional High School ice hockey team in its Greater Middlesex Conference showdown with Old Bridge High School on Dec. 10 at the Old Bridge Ice Arena.

The Falcons roared back from a two-goal deficit when senior Dan Bradshaw scored the game-winning goal with 7:38 left to play to send the Metuchen school to a 3-2 victory.

“It’s always a good feeling to score the game-winning goal,” Bradshaw said. “It’s more about the team’s effort than me scoring. It’s another win in the win column and we’re excited about it.”

Junior Connor Kaczmarek scored the game-tying goal with 2.4 seconds left to play in the second period for the Falcons. Sophomore Ivan Borisov knocked in his second goal of the season in the victory.

Alex Sech scored both goals for Old Bridge. The junior has five goals now on the season.

Old Bridge goalie Vin Marzullo racked up a game-high 45 saves in the loss.

St. Joseph is now 2-1 on the season, while Old Bridge fell to 1-2.

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