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The Devils outstanding playoff run came to an end last night with a game six loss to the Kings in Los Angeles 6-1 as LA wins their first Stanley Cup in the 45-year history of the franchise. 

Captain Dustin Brown of the Los Angeles Kings holds up the Stanley Cup
Captain Dustin Brown of the Los Angeles Kings holds up the Stanley Cup (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

This one was pretty much over after New Jersey’s Steve Bernier was given a game misconduct for boarding a Kings player which resulted in a 5-minute power play midway through the first period.  The Kings would score three goals during that power play and the Devils never recovered.  It was the end of a very good season for the only major pro team that calls New Jersey home.

A follow-up to what I talked about yesterday in regards to three teachers in the Brick Township School District appealing earlier decisions by the School Board not to grant them tenure.



Those hearings last night resulted in good news for Adam Sacco and John Bach as they will now receive tenure following private sessions with the board.

However in what I’m told was at times was a testy public session former Green Dragons football coach Patrick Dowling was denied tenure again with board members insisting it was because of his teaching ability and had nothing to do with the circumstances in which he was named the successor to the legendary Warren Wolf three years ago.

Matt Harmon & his wife
Matt Harmon & his wife Meg (Townsquare Media NJ)

Matt Harmon, the play by play voice of our Shore Sports Network, was honored last night by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association in Salisbury, North Carolina.  The Wall Township resident received the New Jersey Sportscaster of the Year Award for the second time in his career during the awards banquet at Catawba College.

Harmon’s on-air work for our Shore Sports Network includes Friday Night High School Football, Monmouth University Football and Basketball and our coverage of the Shore Conference Basketball Tournament and WOBM Christmas Classic.

Also saluted last night as the New Jersey Sportswriter of the Year was Gregg Lerner of Toms River who is a writer for MSG Varsity after previously working for the Star Ledger.

Kudos to the committee that worked so hard to make Monday’s Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore Golf Classic at Manasquan River such a huge success.  120 golfers helped raise a staggering $82,000 to help the 15,000 girls who are involved in a myriad of scouting programs in the shore area.

Nina Anuario & George Campbell served as co-chairs of the golf committee with State Senator Jennifer Beck the Honorary Chairperson.  I had the pleasure to serve as Master of Ceremonies for last night’s dinner.

(L-R) Gregg Lerner, Matt Harmon and their respective wives
(L-R) Gregg Lerner, wife Amy, Matt Harmon and his wife Meg. (Townsquare Media)

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