The Madison High School boys ice hockey team was off to a solid start to the 2018-19 season, going 3-2-3 in the first eight games. Then Jason Siedem was finally eligible to play, and the team went on a tear with him inserted in the lineup.
Since Siedem’s Dodger debut Dec. 26 against Scotch Plains-Farnwood, Madison has gone 9-1-1, including a nine-game unbeaten streak that was still active through Jan. 25.
Siedem, a sophomore, does not believe correlation implies causation in this instance, however. “It was hard ’cause you want to be out there playing,” Siedem said, “but it was nice to see they picked up a lot of wins without me, without a player on their team.”
Winning games isn’t a foreign concept at Madison. In the 2017-18 season, Madison won the Halvorsen Cup with a 5-0 victory over West Morris. According to head coach Dave Hansen, however, the team could have accomplished so much more.