I’m knee deep in a column that will explain why Section 1 isn’t likely to host any NYSPHSAA team championships in the years ahead. Wanna know what the state is paying to use HarborCenter for the ice hockey semis and finals? Not one dime. And the sparkling new facility in Buffalo is supplying ticket-takers and security.
You can read it later on when it publishes to the lohud.com website.
Don’t forget, I’m hosting a live hockey chat tonight starting at 8:30 p.m. I’ll hang around for an hour or so entertaining questions. You’ll find the magic portal to participate on the blog shortly. If you can’t be here live, go back later on and replay the chat. There is always enlightening commentary along with at least one joke about somebody’s hair.
Send along scores if you’re out watching, @lohudhockey.
Hen Hud vs. Mahopac, 3:30 p.m. at BIA
ETBE vs. Nyack/Tappan Zee, 4:10 p.m. at Palisades
New Rochelle vs. Mamaroneck B, 4:25 p.m. at Hommocks
Rivertown vs. Byram HIlls, 5 p.m. at Bear Mountain
Iona Prep vs. Rye, 8:15 p.m. at Playland
Pearl River vs. North Rockland, 8:30 p.m. at Sport-O-Rama
Suffern 2, North Rockland 1: Matt Olsen gave the Mounties an early lead, but Red Raiders goalie Kenny Hoppe kept them searching for a second, making 36 saves along the way. Steven Apicella knotted the score in the third period and Reed Stark netted the winner 1:35 into overtime.
Somers/North Salem 6, Pawling 4: The Sabers displayed offensive balance, getting one goal and one assist each from Jonathan Henning, Brandon LaSpina, Carley Bauckham, Michael Garrity and R.J. LaSpina.
CHSHL B Division Playoffs
Stepinac 5, St. Edmund’s 4: Justin Bernhard gave the Crusaders a 4-1 lead with 7:51 to play and Nicolas Tabio interreupted a comeback when he scored his second of the game four minutes later. Anthony Morea and Jack Maisch also scored for Stepinac, which can move on to the championship with a win Friday.