There’s been a lot of debate on the blog about whether Rye has been underachieving this season. I’m not in that camp. There is talent on this roster, but the Garnets feature a significant number of players in new and bigger roles. There are some youngsters we are going to be hearing from in the coming years who are beginning to shine.
It’s a process.
Since the edict came down to cut down on the mileage, nobody has done a better job scheduling quality local opponents than Rye, and there are some helpful tests upcoming. After tonight’s game, the Garnets play RCDS, Mamaroneck, Mahopac, Scarsdale and John Jay. They will learn to play smart hockey or lose more games.
Jason Friesen always sets up a schedule that includes plenty of practice time early, then lets his team find a rhythm late with two or three games a week heading into the playoffs.
I still think this team could throw a wrench into the grandiose plans of a Division II rival. Stay tuned.
Leave a score if you’re out watching, please. I’m back in action on Saturday. Nancy Haggerty will be doing Scarsdale and Suffern on Friday. And then I’m going to be all over the map in the last 10 days of the season.
ETB vs. Pawling, 4:30 p.m. at Trinity-Pawling
Rye vs. White Plains, 5:15 p.m. at Ebersole
Iona Prep vs. Rye Town/Harrison, 9 p.m. at Ebersole
Monroe-Woodbury 2, Clarkstown 0