You want a real test?
Soundly beat a Suffern team that is reading and believing the hype, then cross the bridge later in the season and play the Mounties at Sport-O-Rama. You know a number of corrections have been made since Mamaroneck won the first meeting, 4-3. You know there’s going to be a high level of intensity. You know the rivalry game is going to get bumpy.
And if the Tigers figure out a way to win again, hats off.
Truth is, both teams have improved since they met Jan. 11 at Hommocks, and both are getting healthy at the right time of the year. Mamaroneck has won five in a row. Suffern has reeled off six consecutive wins.
I’m back in New York and will be at the game, so you can follow me @LoHudHockey for updates. And leave a prediction.
Kennedy/Putnam Valley/Haldane vs. Ossining, 3:30 p.m. at BIA
King-Lowe vs. Harvey, 4:30 p.m. at Harvey
Mahopac vs. Yorktown, 5:20 p.m. at BIA
Rye vs. New Rochelle, Ice Hutch, 6 p.m.
Pelham vs. New Hartford, 6:30 p.m. at New Hartford Rec Center
Clarkstown vs. South Glens Falls/Hudson Falls, 7 p.m. at Lake George Forum
Carmel vs. Somers/North Salem, 7:10 p.m. at BIA
Mamaroneck vs. Suffern, 7:15 p.m. at Sport-O-Rama
John Jay vs. Thousand Islands/Alex Bay, 8:30 p.m. at Thousand Islands
Hen Hud vs. Byram Hills, 9 p.m. at BIA
Scarsdale 3, White Plains 2
Fox Lane 2, RTH 1
Pawling 4, ETB 2