Here’s a glance at tomorrow’s game, and no, I’m not doing predictions since I really don’t know a great deal about either opponent. Let’s just say that Pelham and Scarsdale are going to have to play smart and physical hockey to make it up to Utica.
Scarsdale (20-3) vs. Shenendehowa (16-6-1)
When: Saturday, 4 p.m.
Where: Clifton Park Arena
Common opponents: Scarsdale beat Suffern 3-2 in OT at Sport-O-Rama and 4-3 at BIA. The Raiders also lost to Pelham 7-4 and beat Mamaroneck 6-2. Shen lost to Pelham twice, 5-4 in OT at the Ice Hutch and 8-4 at Sport-O-Rama. The Plainsmen also lost to Suffern 3-1 and beat Mamaroneck 5-0.
Players to watch: Scarsdale – James Nicholas F (37G, 49A), Devon Schell F (39G, 24A), Matt Blakley F (22G, 37A), Rob Burns D; Gabe Harousseau G (89.8%). Shen – Peter Russo F (16G, 24A), Kyle Marr (18G, 19A), Ryan Mortka F (14G, 22A); Ben Farstad G (88.6%).
Up next: The winner gets Ithaca or Niagara-Wheatfield in a NYSPHSAA semifinal.
Pelham (19-3-1) vs. Beekmantown (17-4-1)
When: Saturday, 3:15 p.m.
Where: Brewster Ice Arena
Common opponents: Pelham tied Glens Falls 1-1 at GFRC. The Pelicans beat Massena 3-1 at Massena Arena. Beekmantown beat Glens Falls 6-1 at GFRC and 4-1 at AC-North. The Eagles tied Massena 3-3 at Massena Arena.
Players to watch: Pelham – Will Cullen D (27G, 27A), Andrew Schauer (24G, 31A), Hogan Peters F (18G, 21A), Matt DeYoung G (84.5%); Beekmantown – Kyle Bisonette F, Matt LaClair D, Brandon Buksa F, Nathan Foster F.
Up next: The winner gets Auburn or Williamsville East in a NYSPHSAA semifinal.