Let’s get ready to … eat a slice of Sicilian.
Mamaroneck and Suffern are playing at 5:30 p.m., which means we are going to encounter rush-hour traffic on the way to Hommocks. And that sounds like an excuse to leave a little early and stop into Sal’s for a pregame slice.
It’s been a lopsided rivalry of late.
Suffern is 7-0-1 in the last eight meetings between the historical powers, and has outscored Mamaroneck 47-13. Yikes. And believe it or not, these teams have only met in the postseason twice in the last six seasons. There is still plenty of emotion, but this rivalry needs to be competitive again or it will be on life support soon. Heck, the Tigers haven’t beaten the Mounties at home since 2006.
Dec. 16 Suffern 6, Mamaroneck 0
Feb. 4 Suffern 9, Mamaroneck 1
Feb. 23 Suffern 3, Mamaroneck 1
Dec. 3 Suffern 7, Mamaroneck 4
Feb. 5 Suffern 5, Mamaroneck 1
Jan. 9 Suffern 5, Mamaroneck 4
Feb. 5 Suffern 10, Mamaroneck 0
Jan. 14 Suffern 2, Mamaroneck 2
Feb. 20 Mamaroneck 2, Suffern 1 (Last Tigers win)
Dec. 8 Suffern 5, Mamaroneck 3
Feb. 8 Suffern 2, Mamaroneck 1
Feb. 25 Mamaroneck 2, Suffern 1
Dec. 9 Mamaroneck 5, Suffern 4 (Last Tigers win at Hommocks)
Jan. 19 Suffern 5, Mamaroneck 1
I’ll be at the game, clearly, and you can follow me @LoHudHockey for updates if there’s a cell phone signal and the wind is blowing in the right direction. And let’s make those predictions now so you can rub it in later. Leave an update if you’re out watching other games, or tweet at me and I’ll share the news.
Also, if you’re going to watch Mahopac and John Jay tonight or the Byram Hills and Fox Lane tomorrow, bring a little extra cash. All four teams involved will be raising funds in support of breast cancer research. You will see plenty of pink game apparel. There will be raffles, chuck-a-puck contests and bake sales, all raising money for a good cause.
Sleepy Hollow/Irvington/Dobbs Ferry vs. Kennedy/Putnam Valley/Haldane, 3:30 p.m. at BIA
Rye vs. Clarkstown, 4:50 p.m. at Palisades
Yorktown vs. Brewster, 5:20 p.m. at BIA
Suffern vs. Mamaroneck, 5:30 at Hommocks
RCDS vs. Kingswood-Oxford, 7 p.m. at Kingswood-Oxford
John Jay vs. Mahopac, 7:10 p.m. at BIA
Mount Pleasant vs. Pearl River, 7:15 p.m. at Sport-O-Rama
St. Anthony’s vs. Iona Prep, 8:45 p.m. at Ice Hutch
Hen Hud vs. Ossining, 9 p.m. at BIA
Stepinac vs. St. Peter’s, 10 p.m. at Abe Stark
Pelham 3, White Plains 2
Lakeland/Panas 8, Carmel 0
Iona Prep 8, St. Mary’s 2