There was no shocker in the Division II semifinals today. In a rematch of last year’s final, Pelham and Rye will meet again tomorrow at West Point. Pelham beat Ossining 3-1 and Rye beat Brewster 9-0.
Marc Flory scored twice — tying him with Johnny Marshall, who had 50 goals in the ‘87-’88 season, for most goals in a season — and Adrian Rivera scored his third goal of the season to break a 1-1 tie with 1:46 left in the second period. Gavin Lambdin, a game-time decision because of a stomach flu, made 19 saves.
Joseph Giordano scored with 5:07 left in the first period to give Ossining a 1-0 lead, and Joe Riley made 15 saves.
Earlier today, Paul Mundinger had three goals and two assists, Taka Katsuta and Ellis Beber scored twice and Matt Benincasa made 19 saves for the Garnets.
So here’s tomorrow’s tentative schedule:
Division I: No. 1 Mamaroneck vs. No. 3 White Plains, 4 p.m.
Division II: No. 1 Rye vs. No. 2 Pelham, 6:30 p.m.
I say tentative because there’s supposed to be a snowstorm coming in tomorrow night. I spoke with chairman John Orlando at the Pelham game, and he laid out a number of contingency plans. Section 1 has ice booked at Hommocks and Playland Tuesday night at 8 in case games can’t be played at West Point, though it’s also possible that the games will still be played at Tate, just later in the week (possibly Tuesday or Wednesday).
It’s also possible, if only one school decides to cancel (and it’s up to the schools, not Orlando), that one game will be played Sunday and the other game will be played Tuesday.
In any case, I will post all weather-related updates here as soon as I get them, so stay tuned. Right now our plan is still to broadcast both games over the internet tomorrow in case anyone can’t make it, and I plan on posting the previews early tomorrow morning.