Somewhere along the way, Pelham has become the favorite to win another Division II title. There is all kinds of competition this year and the Section 1 playoffs are going to be intense, but the Pelicans hold the high ground right now.
No competitor will be more prepared for tight games.
Pelham has unleashed the offense, which is a great way to cover up inconsistency on the defensive end, and is continually shaking off early deficits and winning against strong opponents. The Pelicans get Massena this afternoon in what should be a very interesting matchup.
I am heading back across the Hudson to see North Rockland and Pearl River go at each other again. Will the outcome be different. The Pirates won the first meeting 5-3 on Jan. 13, but the Red Raiders took a deep breath and have not lost since. After that story is filed, I might head back across I-287 for a slice of Sicilian before I go to Hommocks for Suffern and Mamaroneck. It’s not likely to be close, but you just never know when the rivalry is this heated.
Keep us posted if you’re out watching, please.
Rye Country Day vs. Portsmouth Abbey, 1:30 p.m. at Portsmouth Abbey
Pelham vs. Massena, 2:30 p.m. at Massena
Pearl River vs. North Rockland, 4:30 p.m. at Sport-O-Rama
Yorktown vs. Sleepy Hollow/Irvington/Dobbs Ferry, 7 p.m. at WSA
ETB vs. Iona Prep, 7 p.m. at Ice Hutch
Suffern vs. Mamaroneck, 8:15 p.m. at Hommocks
Stepinac vs. St. Edmund, 8:30 p.m. at Ice Hutch
Fox Lane vs. Ossining, 8:50 p.m. at BIA
Byram Hills vs. Mount Pleasant, 9:10 p.m. at WSA
Pelham 6, Salmon River 3
Scarsdale 10, John Jay 6
Suffern 3, White Plains 0
Mamaroneck 4, ETB 2
Greeley 8, Pawling 1
Carmel 4, Mahopac 4 OT
Kennedy 3, Ossining 2 OT
Byram Hills 5, Sleepy Hollow/Dobbs Ferry/Irvington 4
New Rochelle 3, Nyack/Tappan Zee 2
Justin Tiso and Michael Redgate each scored a second-period goal to propel Suffern and Kevin Hill tacked one on in the third. Nick Modica got the shutout by stopping 21 shots. Chris Stangarone kept White Plains close with 20 saves. … Pelham came from behind again, getting three goals from Will Cullen and three assists from Andrew Schauer in a win over Salmon River. … Brian Schiff had a goal and three assists to help Mamaroneck get a win against ETB. … Kennedy got two goals from Mack Tierney in an overtime win against Ossining, which got 44 saves from Sean Gonder to stay in the game.
Information for the above roundups is from game reports supplied by coaches.