Joshua Shames netted four goals to lead Northern Valley past Passaic Valley-Cedar Grove, 10-5, at Montclair State Arena.
Steven Bassin added two goals and two assists for Old Tappan (1-0), which outscored Passaic Valley 5-1 in the second period to take a 8-3 lead after two. Jeremy Shandel, Matt Jensen, Rob Chaneski, and Mark Vilkin all scored as well. Shandel also tallied four assists while Brendan Rie and Maxwell Weinberg each recorded two assists.
Gianluca Palazzolo made 17 saves on 22 shots.
For Passaic Valley (0-1), Matt O’Donnell led the way with three goals. Zach Giuffrida and Colin Healy also found the back of the cage. Lukas Zimovak had three assists. Giuffrida chipped in with two assists and Healy and Colin Kaleda both had one, too.
David Lombardi made 23 stops between the pipes.
Old Tappan killed off five penalties.