I forgot to mention yesterday how nice Playland Ice Casino looks after the redo.
A number of people commented to me about it being chillier in the past, but it’s still the best place to watch a high school hockey game. The Rye student section filled in Wednesday and made a fair amount of noise as the Garnets picked up their first win of the season, 2-1 over Mahopac.
It’s been two years since the Ice Casino has been in play.
“Oh, my God, it’s awesome,” Rye coach Peter Thomas said of being in familiar surroundings. “For the Iona Prep game last week, the crowd was massive. And except for a few seniors on this team, most of the kids have never experienced a full house at Playland. A bunch of the kids were starstruck. You can’t beat this place.”