Ramsey April 1, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES IV • Page 7 The New Jersey Devils hosted the annual high school hockey luncheon at Prudential Center, bringing together the six teams that competed in the New Jersey Devils/NJSIAA High School Ice Hockey Championships presented by Chase. Two days later, Ramsey went on to win the Public “B” State Championship in a thrilling 2-0 victory over the Kinnelon High School Colts on March 21. The victory is the first time a public high school from Bergen County has won a State Championship in ice hockey. The 2008-09 season marks the 50th anniversary Ramsey Mayor Christopher Botta with Ramsey High School hockey coach Robert Toy and of high school hockey in the team captains Michael Gwon, Jon Rainey and Brett Chiulli behind State Championship troGarden State, and the 12th phies at Prudential Center. (Photo courtesy of the NJ Devils) in which the Devils have given young athletes the chance along with Devils’ President/CEO/General Manager Lou Lamoriello, who addressed the players. to compete on the same ice as Jersey’s Team. “This is a great time for each and every one of you,” The event was attended by Devils’ Chairman/Managing Partner Jeff Vanderbeek and Co-Owner Michael Gilfillan Lamoriello said. “This is something you’re all going to look Borough team wins state ice hockey championship back on no matter how old you get.” In attendance representing Ramsey High School was Ramsey Mayor Christopher Botta as well as Ramsey’s varsity ice hockey team, coaches and members of the school administration. The event was emceed by Devils Alumnus Bruce Driver. New Jersey high school ice hockey has nearly doubled in size from 80 programs to 158 since the Devils began hosting the NJSIAA championships in 1997. It’s a sure sign that the Devils’ involvement has succeeded in growing the game locally. “One just has to look around the room at all the jerseys that are here to see how committed the Devils are to interscholastic sports, especially ice hockey,” NJSIAA Executive Director Steven Timko said. For That Special Event Boys Dogi Dress Shoe ��� ����������������������� ��������������������������� ��������������������������������������� ���������������� ������������������������������������������� ��������������������������������������� ������� ��������� ��� ������������ ��������� ���������������� Non-Medical Home Care Services ������������������ ��������������������� ������������������� ��������� �������������� �������������� ��������������� �������� �������� ���������� �������� ��������������� ���������������������� � ����������� �������� � ���������� ��������������� �������������������������������������������������� �������������������������������������������������������������� ���������������� ���������������������������� ��������������� ������������ �������������� ������������������������ 345 Route 17 South • Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458 • 1-201-962-3222 ComForcare Services www.ComForcare.com For Peace of Mind Call Today �������������������������������������������������� ����������������� ������ ���� ���������������������������� • ready set • GROW! ��������������������� ����������������������������� Caring for outstanding gardens for over 20 years ���������������������� ��������������������� ONE SOURCE FOR ALL YOUR LANDSCAPE NEEDS ENJOY YOUR SPRING BREAK SAVE 20% Off Spring Cleanup 2 Free fertilizer applications. Discount applies towards New Full Service Contracts only. New customers only. TRUST YOUR OUTDOOR LIVING SPACES TO OUR FULL SERVICE MAINTENANCE, CONSTRUCTION, AND DESIGN COMPANY WITH ORGANIC LAWN AND TREE CARE, IRRIGATION AND LIGHTING. COMMERCIAL RESIDENTIAL INSURED BONDED MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR LEISURE TIME CALL FOR FREE CONSULTATION 201-447-LAWN (5296) www.landscapeworks.net Member N.J.L.C.A & N.J. Turf Grass Assoc. Home Improvement Contractor #13V01991900