Here we go.
The weather appears to be cooperating, so get the homework done and get to the rink. I will be at BIA for Mahopac and White Plains, a game I think will be close throughout. You can follow me @lohudhockey for updates. When I’m off deadline, I’ll update the bracket and add some details from the games that do not end in time for the paper and post them on the lohud.com website in the same file as my game story.
I’m not seeing a great deal of upset potential, but Clarkstown better take North Rockland seriously if it wants to play host to a classic at the Mall later this week. Suffern did not run away from New Rochelle when they met in January, but the Mounties are much better now. I think Scarsdale will unleash a flurry of goals early on, and then look to get everyone some excercise.
Leave predictions below if you like. Send along updates and details from games you’re watching please.
Schedule for February 22
Section 1 Division I tournament
No. 8. Rivertown (6-11-2) vs. No. 1. Scarsdale (19-1), 6:50 p.m. at Ice Hutch
Prediction: Scarsdale 9, Rivertown 0
No. 5. Mahopac (10-8-2) vs. No. 4 White Plains (13-6), 7 p.m. at BIA
Prediction: White Plains 3, Mahopac 2
No. 6. New Rochelle (8-9) vs. No. 3. Suffern (14-4-2), 7:15 p.m. at Sport-O-Rama
Prediction: Suffern 7, New Rochelle 1
No. 7. North Rockland (7-13) vs. No. 2. Clarkstown (15-4-1), 6:30 p.m. at Palisades
Prediction: Clarkstown 5, North Rockland 1
CHSHL B Division semifinal
St. Francis Prep vs. Stepinac, 5:15 p.m. at Ebersole