Sec. 1 hockey playoffs: Quarterfinals
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Wednesday, February 22
Scarsdale 6, Brewster 4
At Brewster Ice Arena, No. 8-seeded Scarsdale (14-8) posted an impressive 6-4 upset win over top-seeded Brewster (18-3). Freshman forward James Nicholas and senior forward Jake Bank each tallied two goals and an assist to pace the Raiders. Teammates Rob Burns (2A), Matt Blakley (1G), Devon Schell (1G, 1A) and Travis Misarti (1A) rounded out the offensive production for Scarsdale, which will square off against No. 4-seeded Rye in the semifinals on Friday at Playland Ice Casino at 7 p.m. Nicholas broke the game open with 9:24 left in the second, converting a penalty shot after he was dragged down from behind on a breakaway. The goal sparked a 4-0 game-sealing run for the Raiders. Sophomore forward Sean Henderson led Brewster with a hat-trick. Teammates Mark Benston (2A), Eric Dolce (2A) and Sean Hamilton (1G) also contributed on offense. Scarsdale goalie Connor Wolfe came up with 16 saves — half of which were of the jaw-dropping variety — and Bears netminder Shayne Lisa had 33. Scarsdale completely shut out Brewster sophomore superstar Joe Wegwerth, who burned the Raiders for three goals in a 7-2 Bears win back on Jan. 8.
John Jay-CR 5, Pearl River 1
At Brewster Ice Arena, No. 3-seeded John Jay-CR scored a 5-1 win over No. 6-seeded Pearl River. Vince Riocci and Shawn Smith paced the Indians with two goals apiece. Teammates Dan Killea (1G, 1A), Frazier Bostwick (2A), Dan Wertz (1A), Jack Grimm (1A), Mark Leprine (1A) and Thomas Blaney (1A) rounded out the offensive production for John Jay-CR, which will square off against No. 2-seeded Pelham — last year's D2 champ — in the semis on Friday at the Ice Hutch 6 p.m. Kevin Murphy notched Pearl River's lone goal with the assists going to Chris Alexander and Michael Henry.
Pelham 6, Greeley 2
At the Ice Hutch, No. 2-seeded Pelham (14-5-2) earned a 6-2 win over No. 7-seeded Greeley (13-7-2). Andrew Schauer buried a career-high five goals to power the Pelicans' offense. Colin Reilly (4A), David Morgan (1G), Matt Landis (1A), Danny Shea and Andrew Dzenis (1A) also contributed for defending D2 champ Pelham, which will face No. 3-seeded John Jay-CR in the semifinals on Friday at the Ice Hutch at 6 p.m. The Pelicans edged the Indians, 5-4, back on Dec. 18. For Greeley, Sam Mishkind and Blake Davis notched a goal apiece. Quakers goalie Neil Hershman racked up 25 saves, while Pelham's Josh Borofsky had 23.
Rye 5, Yorktown 3
At Playland Ice Casino, No. 4-seeded Rye (14-5-2) rebounded from a 2-0 first-period hole to score a 5-3 win over No. 5-seeded Yorktown (14-6-1). Jack O'Brien and Cal Hynson had two goals apiece to pace the Garnets, who will take on No. 8-seeded Scarsdale in the semifinals on Friday at Playland at 7 p.m. Danny Sullivan added a goal to round out Rye's offensive production. Huskers netminder Randy Ashe came up with an eye-popping 45 saves to keep things interesting.
Friday, February 24
No. 2 Pelham vs. No. 3 John Jay-CR at Ice Hutch, 6 p.m.
No. 4 Rye vs. No. 8 Scarsdale at Playland, 7 p.m.
Sunday, February 26
at West Point, 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, February 21
ETB 4, Clarkstown 2
At the Ice Hutch, No. 2-seeded ETB (18-3) edged No. 7-seeded Clarkstown (11-11), 4-2, to advance to Thursday's semifinal round against No. 3 -seededNew Rochelle. Frankie Sherding and Ian Palfrey paced the Eagles with two goals and one assist apiece. Teammates Mark Luciano (3A), Angus McLean (1A) and Chris Hagen (1A) rounded out the offensive production. Palfrey broke a 2-2 with 2:46 left in regulation, pouncing on a rebound in front. He then added an empty-netter with 51 seconds left. Mike Taussi and Mike Gillespie each had one goal and an assist for Clarkstown. Mitch LeSueur added two assists. ETB goalie Lucas Berger made 23 saves, while Clarkstown's Mike Levy notched 32.
New Rochelle 4, Rye Town/Harrison 1
At the Ice Hutch, No. 3-seeded New Rochelle (16-6) edged No. 6-seeded Rye Town/Harrison (12-8-1), 4-1, to advance to Thursday's semifinal round against No. 2-seeded ETB. Brett Barry, Kenny McLean and Chris Ramondelli paced the Huguenots with one goal and one assist apiece. Teammates John Valente (1G), Joey Ramondelli (1A), Kenny Belvin (1A) Nick Sioufas (1A) rounded out the offensive production. Chris Ramondelli scored with 8:13 left in regulation on a 5-on-3 power play to unknot a 1-1 tie. Overall, the Huguenots outscored the Titans 3-0 in the decisive final period. New Rochelle goalie Greg Feilu made 22 saves and has relinquished just one goal in two playoff games. Kevin Fusco notched Rye Town/Harrison's lone goal off an assist from Dean Brancucci. Titans netminder Jamie Ketchabaw was spectacular in his final high school game with 40 saves.
Mamaroneck 8, Mahopac 4
At Hommocks Park Ice Rink, No. 4-seeded Mamaroneck (13-10) cruised to an 8-4 win over No. 5-seeded Mahopac (14-9). Nathan Mulhaney paced the Tigers with a season-high four goals. Mamaroneck will square off against top-seeded Suffern in the semifinals on Thursday at Sport-O-Rama at 6:30 p.m.
Suffern 4, White Plains 0
At Sport-O-Rama, top-seeded Suffern (17-2-2) jumped out to a 2-0 first-period lead en route to a 4-0 win over No. 9-seeded White Plains (8-14). John Redgate, Ian Adler, Kevin Hill and Adam Brenner scored one goal apiece to pace the Mounties' offense. Suffern will host No. 4-seeded Mamaroneck in Thursday's semifinal round at Sport-O-Rama at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 23
No. 1 Suffern vs. No. 4 Mamaroneck at Sport-O-Rama, 6:30 p.m.
No. 2 ETB vs. No. 3 New Rochelle at Ice Hutch, 6 p.m.
Sunday, February 26
at West Point, 4 p.m.