Ignore the snowflakes, they aren’t going to amount to anything.
We are beginning to see a lot more depth in Section 1, so maybe it’s time we had some kind of hockey spectacle. This is just me diagramming a pipe dream, but how cool would it be to have teams like Suffern, Pelham, John Jay and Scarsdale in one event? Mix them in with teams like West Genesee, Canisius, Kenmore East and Chaminade. Make sure everyone gets three games.
I’d pay to watch.
We have the Slam Dunk Tournament in basketball, and the big matchups are well-attended. It’s a great way to get people excited about the sport. We don’t have a great hockey venue, but could get away with using Brewster Ice Arena.
Back to reality …
I’m back in the game today, and will be at Sport-O-Rama for both contests. Suffern got a measure of revenge last night. Pelham kept building on a winning streak. Imagine the conversation if the Mounties lose to a team the Pelicans beat handily 24 hours earlier?
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The best game of the day might be Scarsdale vs. Clarkstown down at E.J. Murry. Keep us posted if you’re heading that way. It’s looking more and more like both teams are going to be in the mix for a spot in the Division I championship game.
Moses Brown at Rye Country Day, 3 p.m.
Fordham Prep vs. Rye, 6:45 p.m. at Ice Hutch
Sleepy Hollow/Irvington/Dobbs Ferry vs. Mamaroneck, 8:15 p.m. at Hommocks
Rye Town/Harrison vs. Cortland/Homer, 7:30 p.m. at McDonald Sports Complex
Yotkown vs. Pearl River, 8:30 p.m. at Sport-O-Rama
Fox Lane vs. John Jay, 8:40 p.m. at BIA
Mahopac vs. Somers/North Salem, 8:50 p.m. at BIA
Nyack/Tappan Zee vs. Mount Pleasant, 9:10 p.m. at WSA
Scarsdale Tournament at E.J. Murray
Clarkstown vs. Scarsdale, 4:10 p.m.
Harvey vs. Monroe-Woodbury, 6:10 p.m.
Suffern Tournament at Sport-O-Rama
Pelham vs. Saratoga, 4:30 p.m.
Suffern vs. Shenendehowa, 6:30 p.m.
Pawling 7, Mahopac 3
Mount Pleasant 5, Fox Lane 2
Brewster 7, Nyack/Tappan Zee 2
New Rochelle 6, Kennedy 5
Byram Hills 7, Ossining 5
Monsignor Farrell 8, Iona Prep 3
Fordham Prep 4, St. Joseph 0
Pittsford 8, ETB 1
St. Peter 4, Stepinac 2
Suffern 4, Saratoga 0
Pelham 8, Shenendehowa 4
Game of the Day
The New Rochelle hockey team showed its mettle Friday afternoon, coming from behind to defeat host Kennedy Catholic 6-5 at Brewster Ice Arena.
Andre Vigroux scored the winning goal off of assists from Danny Palmer and Will Edler with 6:25 gone in the third period.
Tommy Barry had earlier scored in the period to give the Huguenots their first lead of the game at 5-4 before Kennedy knotted it.
“We have a young group,” Huguenots coach C.J. Tozzo said. “We are really trying to focus on playing our system and paying attention to details. We didn’t do that for the first half of the game. Good leadership from the seniors, including Andre, who scored, helped lead us back in the second half of the game. We were able to execute what we were trying to do.
“The effort in the third period and the resiliency to stay with it and keep fighting is what really impressed me.”
Kenny McLean had two goals and two assists for the Huguenots (4-3). According to Tozzo, McLean tried doing too much early on before simplifying his play.
“Kenny, in general, is a special player,” Tozzo said. “He’s one of those unique talents that not very many teams are fortunate to have. … Playing simple and trying to take care of his job and not to do too much is what led us back.”
Best of the Rest
Michael Redgate had three goals and Nick Modica came up with 19 saves to earn the shutout as Suffern opened its annual tournament by getting revenge for a postseason loss to Saratoga last season. … Mount Pleasant got two goals from Justin Slotnik in a win over Fox Lane. … Kyle Dineen had two goals and an assist to help Brewster extend its winning streak to four games. … ETB gave up 60 shots against Pittsford, and Tripp Corcoran made 52 saves. … Rob Grande had a hat trick, leading Byram Hills to a win against Ossining, which got five goals from James Brosnan.