|VIDEO: Montclair tops rival MKA again, nears division title|
Montclair held off crosstown rival Montclair Kimberley for the second time on the ice this season. And with the 3-2 triumph, the Mounties are now on the verge of winning a hockey division title.
Ondrej Smalec made 42 saves and Remy Parker had a goal and an assist to lead Montclair. The Mounties are now three points ahead of MKA in the NJIHL American Division; a win in either of their remaining league games will lock up the regular-season crown for the second straight year.
Cary Collucci and Mike Gerne also had goals for Montclair, which rallied from an early 1-0 deficit, just as it did in its previous match-up with MKA.
Judson Potenza and Devin Pepe had the goals for the Cougars. Alex Contey made 27 saves, including his stop on a penalty shot opportunity for Parker in the first period.
MKA falls to 8-6-2 overall and is 6-2 in the American Division.
Montclair remains the only unbeaten hockey team in New Jersey with a 14-0-2 overall record. The Mounties are 7-0-1 in division play, with games remaining against Nutley and Verona/Glen Ridge.
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