Ice Hockey: Parsippany Regional ends 25-game losing streak and dominates Newark East Side


The state’s longest active losing streak is over.

Parsippany Regional, who were on a 25-game losing streak since the 2019-20 season, scored a goal early in the first period and he was the winner of the match by beating Newark East Side, 1-0 at Mennen Arena in Morris Township.

Senior David Zilinskis scored unassisted on a breakaway 58 seconds into the game for the only goal of the game. Junior Giovanni Nigro stopped all 14 shots he faced to record the first shutout of his college career and the first shutout for Parsippany since a 2-0 win over West Orange on Jan. 14, 2020.

Parsippany (1-12) finished 0-11 in last year’s COVID-shortened season, and last enjoyed a win on February 8, 2020 – a 7-2 victory over Morris Catholic, who clinched a berth in the Haas Cup playoffs during a 4-17-2 campaign.

Making the win even more special was the fact that it was the program’s senior night. It was six seniors, including Zilinskis, Nicholas Sibilia, Anthony Santangelo, John Coyle and Max La Barbera, who enjoyed victory for a program that hopes for more in the future.

Jeremy Pena stopped nine of 10 shots for Newark East Side, which fell to 0-6 with the loss.

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