|VIDEO: Montclair rallies in third period to knock out Livingston|
Facing a potential early exit from another post-season tournament, the Montclair ice hockey team came up with a rally just in the nick of time. The Mounties scored three straight goals in the third period to defeat local rival Livingston 4-2 in the second round of the state tournament.
Coby Antinoro scored the tying goal on the power play with under nine minutes to play and added an empty-netter in the final seconds. Shane Duffy had the go-ahead goal, also on the power play, for Montclair.
Remy Parker had the other goal for the Mounties and added two assists. Brock Bowers received credit for four assists.
Montclair goalie Ondrej Smalec helped keep his team in position to make the rally with a strong game in net. Smalec made 35 saves to earn the win.
Chase Friedfertig had a goal and an assist for 14th-seeded Livingston. Jake Crockett had the other goal and Matt Delseni made 23 saves.
The Lancers conclude their season at 15-10-1.
Montclair, which was upset in the McInnis Cup by Verona/Glen Ridge after winning the division title, advances to the Public A quarterfinals. The third-seeded Mounties are now 18-1-3 and will host 11th seed Ridgewood on Saturday evening.
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