I’m thinking Section 1 did all right on the road yesterday, posting a 5-1 record against upstate teams. There will be some fun bus rides back home today if that level of success becomes a trend.
Leave us a score if you’re in the stands watching any of those games.
On the home front, Somers/North Salem picked up another noteworthy win, coming back on Mahopac to improve to 7-1. And for those who automatically point to the schedule when I mention a BIA team among the potential contenders, the Sabers will be tested before the playoffs begin. They have a stretch of games next month that includes Monroe-Woodbury, Mahopac, John Jay, Pawling and North Rockland.
I’m taking a day off to spend time with the family, so please share any score updates if you’re out watching. I’ll be passing them along via @LohudHockey.
Clarkstown vs. Shaker-Colonie, 9:15 a.m. at Albany County
Rye vs. Queensbury, 11:45 a.m. at Glens Falls Recreation Center
Rye Town/Harrison vs. Thousand Island/Alex Bay at Clayton Arena, 1 p.m.
Pelham vs. Niagara Wheatfield, 1 p.m. at Buffalo
North Rockland vs. Burnt Hills/Balston Spa, 1:30 p.m. at Schenectady Rec Center
Mamaroneck vs. Rome Free Academy, 3 p.m. at Rome
Pearl River vs. Byram Hills, 5:10 p.m. at BIA
John Jay vs. Lakeland/Panas, 7 p.m. at BIA
Iona Prep vs. St. Anthony, 7 p.m. at Ice Hutch
Somers vs. Yorktown, 8:50 p.m. at BIA
Mount Pleasant vs. Sleepy Hollow/Irvington/Dobbs Ferry, 9 p.m. at WSA
Pelham 4, Williamsville East 3
Somers/North Salem 3, Mahopac 2 OT
Mamaroneck 3, Kenmore East 2
Rye 1, Glens Falls/South Glens Falls/Hudson Falls 0
Clarkstown 6, Bethlehem 5
Plattsburgh 6, Rye Town/Harrison 4
Mount Pleasant 9, Ossining 0
North Rockland 3, Niskayuna/Schenectady 2
John Jay 7, Brewster 0
St. Anthony 6, Fordham Prep 1
Game of the Day: Remaining composed in the midst of a deficit and coming out with a victory can seem unattainable for some teams. But for Pelham, the job is very doable.
Pelham has proven to be a resilient bunch thus far this season and showed its wits again in a 4-3 comeback win over Williamsville East in Niagara Falls Friday.
The Pelicans (4-1-1) recorded their third comeback win this season and have illustrated to many that they are unfazed by the stress that comes along with falling behind early in a game.
“We have some things we need to work on, but we’re happy with the start of the season,” Pelham coach Ed Witz said. “Our guys are able to play to the best of their abilities even though we are losing.
“We don’t allow the score to dictate how we play.”
Shenendehowa, Scarsdale and Williamsville East have each been victims of giving up third-period leads to the Pelicans.
Andrew Schauer sealed the game with 42 seconds left Friday with a shorthanded goal off of assists from Will Cullen and Vincent Mazzaro. Schauer and Cullen finished the game with a goal and two assists apiece.
Best of the rest: Wilson McCloy forced overtime against Mahopac when he scored with 1:33 to go in regulation and Kyle Handszer netted a wrist shot in overtime to give the Sabers another big win. … Spencer Kupferberg, Jack Knowles and John Wojciechowski each scored in Mamaroneck’s 3-2 win over Kenmore East. … Cal Hynson scored with five minutes to play and Nat Deen made 27 saves to give Rye a 1-0 win in the first round of the Rivermen Hockey Tournament. … Greg Kramer and Nicholas Barile each scored twice for Mount Pleasant in a 9-0 win over Ossining.