I’m catching up after spending the morning wrestling overstuffed shopping bags …
So the game of the day has to be John Jay (1-1) and Jamesville-DeWitt (2-2-2), a rematch of last season’s D-II state championship game. I’m not big on revenge factoring into any contest, but the Indians would no doubt gain some confidence with a good showing. And we still don’t know a lot about this group at John Jay so this is one to keep an eye on.
I’m also pretty interested to see how Mount Pleasant does against Greeley, which should be a good rivalry if both programs ever get it going at the same time.
Leave a score if you’re out watching. I’m enjoying what’s left of a day off, but will be checking in via Twitter and sharing whatever news I come across. We’ve already got three games on tomorrow’s schedule called off due to incoming weather. I’ll post what I have either late tonight or early tomorrow so you know what’s happening.
Lakeland/Panas vs. Kennedy, 3:30 p.m. at BIA
Scarsdale vs. Brewster, 5:20 p.m. at BIA
Nyack/Tappan Zee vs. Sleepy Hollow/Irvington/Dobbs Ferry, 5:45 p.m. at Palisades
Mount Pleasant vs. Greeley, 7:10 p.m. at BIA
Shenendehowa vs. Pelham, 7:15 p.m. at Ice Hutch
Burnt Hills/Balston Spa vs. Pearl River, 7:15 p.m. at Sport-O-Rama
John Jay vs. CBA/Jamesville-DeWitt, 7:30 p.m. at ONA
Guilderland/Mohonasen vs. North Rockland, 9 p.m. at Sport-O-Rama
Somers/North Salem vs. Carmel, 9 p.m. at BIA
Suffern vs. Monroe-Woodbury, 9:15 p.m. at Sport-O-Rama
Clarkstown at St. Lawrence Central
White Plains 2, Monroe-Woodbury 1
RyeTown/Harrison 7, Byram Hills 1
In the final two minutes of the game, Monroe-Woodbury managed to score a goal. Before and after that. Chris Stangarone provided dominating play in the net for host White Plains to help to secure a 2-1 win Thursday at Ebersole Rink.
Stangarone recorded 31 saves in a game in which White Plains coach Howie Rubenstein noted the goalie’s performance as essential to the team’s victory.
“Chris was phenomenal,” Rubenstein said. “He made a lot of good saves to keep us in it.”
Phil Variano provided a strong offensive presence, scoring both goals for the Tigers, who are 5-0. Variano scored his first goal during the opening period of the game on a power play. His second came on a short-handed goal in the final period.
“He was opportunistic,” Rubenstein said. “Their goalie played well. It was a tough, back-and-forth game that could’ve gone either way.”