It sounds like we’re going to have more than one day of bad weather this week, so we might have some rescheduling issues. Games played after February 12 will not count toward seeding. Everything on today’s schedule is cancelled due to the snow, and there were seven games, a lot for a Monday.
Some of those were already squeezed into practice slots.
The end result could be a number of teams finishing the regular season with fewer than 20 games, and that is going to affect the brackets, especially in Division II where so many teams are capable of making the semifinals.
Rye Town/Harrison 2, Pearl River 0
Game of the Day
By Mike Zacchio
Rye Town/Harrison coach Pete Thomas even has a tough time separating his two standout goaltenders, junior Brian Ketchabaw and sophomore Joey Livornese; that’s how talented the tandem is.
“We don’t really have a No. 1 and No. 2 (goaltender),” Thomas said. “It’s more like a No. 1 and a No. 1A.”
On Sunday, it was Ketchabaw who tended goal in a 2-0 win over Pearl River at Sport-O-Rama, tallying 12 saves in his first shutout of the season. The Titans improved to 10-6 overall, while dropping the Pirates to 13-3.
Ian Bass struck first for the Titans, netting a power play goal off the far post with 7:20 remaining in the second period, on a feed from Brian Jacobs and Max Picker. Brian Kelly provided an insurance goal in the third, with Bass and Jake Picker, Max’s older brother, assisting.
“If we play the way we’re capable of playing, we can give anybody a game,” Thomas said.