I have some unfinished business to deal with.
There was no way to jam everything that happened yesterday at Sport-O-Rama into a 14-inch story. It needs to be noted that Suffern, which came into the season with some inexperience defensemen playing alongside Tom Brennan, held two quality opponents to a single goal. Also, the five suspensions overshadowed what the other kids did against Saratoga, and they deserve to be recognized so here are those names … T.J. Hurd, Timmy Reilly, Nick Davidow, Andrew Dzenis, Nick Ronan, Hugh McNulty, Brendan Kleinberger, Will Donovan, Colin Raffio, Hogan Peters, Nat Heintz, Eric Alpert and A.J. Gugliara.
Also, if you didn’t read my comment under the Pelham vs. Saratoga photo gallery, Will Cullen put on a ridiculous show and is by far the Suffern Tournament MVP.
Give them a hand.
I haven’t taken a day off yet this week, so I’m staying in, but will tweet any scores that I come across @LohudHockey. Please keep us posted if you’re out watching.
ETB vs. Aquinas, 10 a.m. at Lakeshore
RTH vs. Mohawk Valley, 10:15 a.m. at JFK Civic Center
Ossining vs. New Rochelle, 4:30 p.m. at BIA
Brewster vs. Hen Hud, 6:30 p.m. at BIA
Pawling vs. Yorktown, 7:50 p.m.at BIA
Carmel vs. Lakeland/Panas, 8:50 p.m. at BIA
Scarsdale Tournament at EJ Murray
Monroe-Woodbury vs. Clarkstown, 5:30 p.m.
Harvey vs. Scarsdale, 7:30 p.m.
Rye Country Day 7, Moses Brown 0
Fordham Prep 4, Rye 3
Mamaroneck 10, Sleepy Hollow/Irvington/Dobbs Ferry 2
Rye Town/Harrison vs. Cortland/Homer, ppd.
Pearl River 9, Yorktown 3
John Jay 10, Fox Lane 0
Mahopac 5, Somers/North Salem 1
Mount Pleasant 8, Nyack/Tappan Zee 4
Scarsdale 5, Clarkstown 2
Harvey 2, Monroe-Woodbury 1
Pelham 6, Saratoga 3
Suffern 3, Shenendehowa 1
Game of the Day
The first round of the Scarsdale tournament went rather well for the host team.
The Raiders got two goals apiece from Rob Burns and James Nicholas in beating Clarkstown 5-2 Saturday at E.J. Murray Memorial Skating Center in Yonkers to advance to the title game there Sunday night at 7:30 vs. Harvey, a 2-1 winner over Monroe-Woodbury in the other first-round game.
“I think they’re fairly well motivated to win their own tournament,” Scarsdale coach Jim Mancuso said.
Actually, the season has been going rather well for the Raiders, especially lately. This marked their fifth straight win and their ninth in 11 games.
“We’re playing a lot better now than early in the season,” Mancuso said. “They’re starting to get the message that winning the big games is about playing good defensive hockey.”
The last line of defense, goalie Gabe Harousseau, made 17 saves.
“The goaltenders are both playing very well,” Mancuso said of Harousseau and Anton Zock, “and the team is feeding off of that.”
Burns scored two goals in the second period to put Scarsdale up 3-0. Nicholas made it a four-goal lead in the third on a penalty shot. Joe Tokarczyk then broke up Harousseau’s shutout bid with his first of two goals.
“Clarkstown is a tough team,” Mancuso said. “They never give up. They keep coming at you.”
Before the final, Clarkstown will face Monroe-Woodbury in the consolation game at 5:30.
Best of the Rest
Theo Rattner got Harvey past Monroe-Woodbury, scoring the game-winner with 19 seconds left in regulation. … Pearl River got hat tricks from Pat Burns and Max McGee in the win over Yorktown. Chris Cunnington netted three for the Huskers. … Charlie Hastings and Ryan Cavanaugh each had two goals for John Jay, which captured the McLaughlin Cup with the win over Fox Lane. … Chris Conley, Ryan Popazoulou and Alex Lefebvre scored their first varsity goals for Mamaroneck against Sleepy & Co. Adam Pesce stopped 59 shots for the Legends.