State champs should be honored at the State House, right?
So the Morristown High School hockey team visited Trenton on Thursday.
Assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll–a pretty fair hockey player at Delbarton–and Assemblyman Anthony M. Bucco (both R-25th Dist.) presented Coach Bobby Jones and his players with a resolution praising them for the first hockey title in MHS history.
The Colonials beat Ramsey, 1-0, in a thrilling championship showdown at the Prudential Center in March. It was especially sweet for Morristown after falling short in the finals for the previous two years.
Coach Jones and co-captain Jack Maietta addressed the Assembly, sharing some reflections on the season.
Afterwards, the coach described the Trenton trip as an honor, and a last hurrah of sorts for the team, which is losing 11 seniors to graduation.
“Most of the players haven’t been together as a group in the past month or so, so we enjoyed our time together again,” Coach Jones said.
“It was a surreal experience and amazing to be standing on the floor of the state house…It’s something that we will never forget and I want to thank Assemblyman Carroll and Bucco for the opportunity.”
The team also has been honored by the governing bodies of Morristown and Morris Township, and the players marched with MorristownGreen.com in the Morris County St. Patrick’s Parade.