Unless you’re flying back from New Orleans, you have to be at Hommocks for Rye vs. Pelham.
There are just a handful of rivalry games in Section 1 that you have to witness live and in person – Rye vs. Harrison in football. Lakeland/Panas vs. Yorktown in lacrosse, Mount Vernon and New Rochelle in basketball and Rye vs. Pelham in hockey. I have no doubt the building will be packed.
Here is the recent history …
2/1/12 Pelham 5, Rye 0
1/5/11 Pelham 3, Rye 2
2/27/11 Pelham 1, Rye 0 (Section 1 championship)
2/3/10 Pelham 3, Rye 3 OT
1/13/09 Rye 2, Pelham 1
2/11/09 Rye 2, Pelham 1
3/3/09 Pelham 3, Rye 1
Brian Heyman is going to be pinch-hitting for me tonight, and the game is starting late, so you’re going to have to come back to the blog later on tonight. He will post the story here when it’s written. You can read it in The Journal News on Saturday. Don’t forget to leave a prediction before you go to the game. And get there early is you want to park anywhere close to the rink.
And we shouldn’t overlook Scarsdale vs. White Plains, which has the potential to be very interesting. Big wins late in the season help build momentum going into playoffs and both teams are looking to pick up steam. Keep us posted if you’re going to that one. I’ll retweet the updates I get before they close the airplane door. And let me know if anyone scores against Bunyan or Ketchabaw.
Scarsdale vs. White Plains, 5:15 p.m. at Ebersole
ETB vs. Pawling, 7:45 p.m. at Trinity-Pawling
Pelham vs. Rye, 8:15 p.m. at Hommocks
Fox Lane vs. RTH, 9 p.m. at Ebersole
RCDS 5, Kingswood-Oxford 2
North Rockland 9, Stepinac 2
Yorktown 5, Mount Pleasant 5 OT
Somers/North Salem 6, Nyack/Tappan Zee 4