Rye is no longer spending weekends chartering upstate to find competition. The Garnets went up to Albany a couple of weeks ago and will spend the rest of the season traveling rink to rink down here while Playland is restored. Give them credit for going head-to-head with a wide range of local teams, which helps grow the game in our backyard.
White Plains wasn’t on the schedule last year. Rye didn’t play New Rochelle or Clarkstown, either. The Garnets also put RCDS back on the schedule and is playing RTH twice. Going upstate is always a big deal. Playing fast and physical teams and getting a chance to bond in a hotel room makes a team playoff ready, but there are some good teams in the section now, so this isn’t a bad alternative. Now if we could just get Suffern and Rye together.
Don’t forget to click the replay on last night’s live chat if you missed it. There’s a lot of information on there. I’ll be at Ebersole for the game tonight and you can follow the updates @LoHudHockey.
Rye vs. White Plains, 5:15 p.m. at Ebersole
New Rochelle 5, ETB 2
North Rockland 4, Nyack/Tappan Zee 2