Quick, somebody flip a light switch on at Hommocks, let us know what happens.
There should be plenty of electricity when Rye and Pelham get together and renew a great rivalry after postponing due to a lack of power at the rink. And give the coaches due credit. This would’ve been an easy one to skip over knowing the intensity that comes along with this kind of game. A single injury could derail a lengthy postseason run, but it’s a game close to the hearts of the kids in both programs so they are squeezing the game in.
You all know I’m a little shaky when it comes to crunching numbers, but I did get the calculator out so I could make some seeding projections, and here’s what I came up with with …
If Rye wins –
1. John Jay
If Pelham wins –
1. John Jay
That means, a Pelham win might result in a semifinal rematch. John Jay and Greeley end up on the other side of the bracket, along with Scarsdale.
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
I am going to be covering the game, and if there’s any cell signal, I’ll be tweeting updates @LoHudHockey. Often there’s no outside communication at that rink. Deadline is going to come and go while the game is going on, so I’ll first put the game story on the blog and it will appear in The Journal News a day late.
Leave a prediction before you go, and go early if you want a decent parking spot.
I don’t want to completely overlook the other games, and there are plenty of them because of the snow that fell over the weekend. A lot of seniors will be honored in pregame ceremonies, and I tweeted out this note last night … New Rochelle’s Chris and Joey Ramondelli are going into their final regular-season home game as the leading Section 1 in goals (34) and assists (31) respectively.
Leave a score if you’re watching … especially if you’re checking out the RTH-RCDS game, which is another wild rivalry.
North Rockland vs. Clarkstown, 3:30 p.m. at Sport-O-Rama
Somers/North Salem vs. Brewster, 4:10 p.m. at BIA
RCDS vs. RyeTown/Harrison, 5 p.m. at RCDS
Sleepy Hollow/Irvington/Dobbs Ferry vs. Mamaroneck, 5:10 p.m. at Ice Hutch
ETB vs. New Rochelle, 7:10 p.m. at Ice Hutch
Nyack/Tappan Zee vs. Suffern, 7:30 p.m. at Sport-O-Rama
Pelham vs. Rye, 8:15 p.m. at Hommocks
Hen Hud vs. Yorktown, 8:30 p.m. at BIA
RCDS 5, Fieldston 2
Somers/North Salem 7, Mahopac 1
Rye 4, Byram Hills 0
CHSHL A Playoffs
Iona 4, Chaminade 3