I’ve not heard of any cancellations due to weather … yet.
Most of the marquee games are taking place upstate where life goes on regardless of the weather. Rye is putting a perfect record on the line against Queensbury, which is 3-4-1 against some tough competition. Mamaroneck is playing unbeaten Rome Free Academy, which has one of the best team websites in the state. New Rochelle is heading up to the Capitol District and will face Ithaca, which is off to a 6-1 start and will be heading down next month to play in the Suffern tournament and come back a week later to face Mamaroneck.
The best local game is Iona Prep and Fordham.
Keep us posted if you’re out watching, please, especially if you’re upstate with any of the road warriors. I’ll pass along the scores I get as the day progresses along with news of postponements. I’m working on some breaking news and can’t be out later and will be covering the Giants tomorrow. On that front, unless there’s a miracle, I won’t be jumping on and off airplanes for playoff games over the next month, so I’ll be doing more hockey than ever.
And don’t forget tomorrow’s hockey notebook, I’m writing about the increasing number of goalies with the ability to steal a game. I know 5-Hole is excited.
Rye vs. Queensbury, 11 a.m. at Glens Falls Rec Center
North Rockland vs. Niskayuna/Schenectady, 1 p.m. at Schenectady Rec Center
Pearl River vs. Saranac, 1 p.m. at Lake George Forum
Mamaroneck vs. Rome Free Academy, 3:30 p.m. at RFA
New Rochelle vs. Ithaca, 4:45 p.m. at Albany County Training Facility
Iona Prep vs. Fordham Prep, 7 p.m. at Ice Hutch
Kennedy/Putnam Valley/Haldane vs. Lakeland/Panas, 8:50 p.m. at BIA
Yorktown vs. Mount Pleasant, 9 p.m. at WSA
Sleepy Hollow/Irvington/Dobbs Ferry 4, Byram Hills 2
Niagara Wheatfield 6, Pelham 2
Mahopac 4, Lakeland/Panas 1
Somers/North Salem 7, Pawling 5
John Jay 7, Yorktown 5
Hen Hud 4, Kennedy/Putnam Valley/Haldane 3
Mamaroneck 2, Brookfield/Danbury/Bethel 1
North Rockland 3, Burnt Hills/Balston Spa 2
Rye 5, Glens Falls 0
South Glens Falls 4, Pearl River 2
About last night … I know there’s a rivalry, but the game between Mahopac and Lakeland/Panas simply wasn’t enjoyable. There were 21 penalties, and the second period was a nightmare with too much nonsense after whistles. Most of the marquee players were playing the game, but too many role players were up to no good. I know both of these programs want to ranked among Section 1’s best teams, but they need to spend a little time on the other side of the glass watching Suffern and Pelham or Rye and Mamaroneck go at each other. That’s good hockey. I know this discussion inspires all kinds of finger pointing. Don’t blame the officials. Don’t blame the coaching. It comes down to the kids on the ice following the lead of their captains and respecting the game.