New Jersey Devils Honor Morristown in 'My Town' Series

NHL team pulls out overtime win just days after Morristown high school wins first state championship in same rink.

The timing was perfect, and the honor wisely bestowed on one county's seat.

As part of its ongoing "My Town" series, the New Jersey Devils honored Morristown with a video presentation during its game against the Minnesota Wild recently.

The honor comes just days after Morristown High School's ice hockey team won its first ever state championship at the Prudential Center – or as Morristown Mayor Tim Dougherty says in the video, "on Devils' ice."

Morristown was honored in game with an honorary captain and had its colors displayed by the color guard. 

"We're a proud hockey town, and we're also proud to be associated with the Devils," Dougherty says, noting the mass transit that runs through Morristown often brings red and white clad fans to Newark on game nights. 

Other towns honored by the team in March included Woodbridge, Fairlawn, and Montclair. 

Not only was Morristown honored on March 20, but the Devils threw in an extra treat, beating the Wild in overtime by a score of 4-3.
Nordrom Keni March 24, 2014 at 06:35 PM
You forgot to mention that another Morristown team, Morristown-Beard, won its first state championship along with CBA on the Devils' home ice as well.
Nordrom Keni March 24, 2014 at 06:40 PM
Forgot to mention that 2 former Devils coach Mo-Beard's hockey teams; Bruce Driver coaches the girls team, and Randy Velichek coaches the boys team. Shame on the mayor and Patch for ignoring Mo-Beard's accomplishment and ties to the NJ Devils.
Steve March 25, 2014 at 07:25 AM
Well Nordrom, your overpriced education left you lacking. The Mayor of Morristown did not comment on Morristown-Beard because it's not in Morristown. Morristown-Beard is in Morris Township, not Morristown. Different town ... different mayor. Too late to ask Morristown-Beard for a refund?


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