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    Power rankings: LI/NYC hockey (2/14/12)

    by Tom Liodice and Dylan Butler on
    Tue, Feb 14, 2012 2:57 PM

    Updated Tue, Feb 14, 2012 5:06 PM
    Power rankings: LI/NYC hockey (2/14/12)
    Photo by Photo by Raymond Nelson

    1. St. Anthony’s (18-0 CHSHL)

    The Friars advanced to its third straight CHSHL finals with a 4-0 win over Iona Prep Monday night. Chris Wallace had two goals in the winning effort while Ralph Despigna stopped 25 shots for the shutout.

    Next: CHSHL finals (opponent TBD) Monday, February 20 at World Ice Arena, 5:30 p.m.


    2. Smithtown/Hauppauge (22-1)

    The Bulls took a one-game series lead over Connetquot/Sayville with a 4-3 victory in Game 1 of the SCHSHL finals. Daniel Nelson potted two powerplay goals, while Thomas Drapala came up big in goal, making a key save with a second left to secure the victory. The Bulls look to lock up the championship Wednesday night.

    Next: Connetquot/Sayville (Game 2 SCHSHL finals), Wednesday at The Rinx, 9:20 p.m.


    3. Connetquot/Sayville (21-2)

    The T-Birds got into penalty trouble and gave up four power play goals to Smithtown/Hauppauge in a 4-3 loss in Game 1 of the SCHSHL finals. The T-Birds look to even up the series on Wednesday night to stay alive.

    Next: Smithtown/Hauppauge (Game 2 SCHSHL finals), Wednesday at The Rinx, 9:20 p.m.


    4. Syosset (17-4-1)

    The Braves advances to the Nassau County Michelino Division finals with a thrilling 2-1 win over Bellmore/Merrick Sunday night. Goaltender Danny DeSilva stopped 34 of 35 shots as goals by Sam Sternschein and Jon Lazarus lifted the Braves to the finals.

    Next: Long Beach (Game 1 Michelino Division finals), Tuesday at Bethpage Ice Rink, 7:30 p.m.


    5. Long Beach (17-4-1)

    The Marines set up a best-of-three meeting with Syosset with a 7-3 win over Massapequa Sunday night. The Marines are still looking for their first win over the Braves this year (0-1-1)

    Next: Syosset (Game 1 Michelino Division finals), Tuesday at Bethpage Ice Rink, 7:30 p.m.


    6. St. Joseph by the Sea (8-8-2)

    The Vikings finished third in the CHSHL Class A and took the opening game of their best-of-three semifinal series, beating Chaminade, 4-2. The Flyers, though, took Game 2, setting up a decisive Game 3.

    Next: Chaminade (CHSHL Class A semifinals Game 3) at Ice Hutch, Friday, 10 p.m.


    7. Chaminade (7-6-4)

    The Flyers have one more hill to climb to advance to the CHSHL finals, following a 2-1 Game 2 win over St. Joseph by the Sea. Only problem is which team awaits them in the final round if Chaminade advances. They’ll need to dig deep to keep the momentum going.

    Next: St. Joseph by the Sea (CHSHL Class A semifinals Game 3) at Ice Hutch, Friday, 10 p.m.


    8. Kings Park/Commack (14-7-1)

    The Cougars held on valiantly against a surging Smithtown/Hauppauge team, but eventually fell to the Bulls 4-0 in the semifinals. A team with 15 seniors, look for the Cougars to begin rebuilding next season.

    Next: Season complete


    9. Oceanside (14-7-1)

    The Sailors punched their ticket to the Liberty Division finals by scoring four-straight goals and completing a thrilling 6-5 victory over Lynbrook. Brian Hurley scored the game winning goal with 31 seconds left to clinch the semifinal victory.

    Next: East Williston (Liberty Division finals Game 1) at Bethpage, Tuesday, 9:15 p.m.


    10. Monsignor Farrell (6-7-3)

    The Lions missed out on the playoffs for the first time ever when they ended the regular season with a 7-0 loss to St. Anthony’s. Farrell fell one point short.

    Next: Season complete

    Questions? Comments?

    Contact Tom at tliodice@cablevision.com, and follow him on Twitter @MSGV_TLiodice

    Contact Dylan at dbutler3@cablevision.com, and follow him on Twitter @Dylan_Butler

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