Junior Dylan Shea completed a hat trick while sophomore Devan England scored the game-winner as Vernon edged Whippany Park, 4-3, at Mennen Arena in Morris Township.
All three goals in the third period were made with less than two minutes left to play.
England’s goal came at 1:06 to go in the game after Shea tied the score at 3-3 with a shorthanded goal with 1:35 left for Vernon (3-1-1). Both goals were unassisted.
Whippany Park (1-4-1) went up 3-2 on a power play goal by Ed Karpinski with 1:53 to play. Angelo DePinto and Mike Monahan also scored for the Wildcats with DePinto, Jason Cirillo, Matt Lasota and Stanley Gelman having assists.
Ayden Steinbach had the only assist for the Vikings which was on Shea’s second goal of the first period.