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    Power rankings: LI/NYC hockey (2/28/12)

    by Tom Liodice and Dylan Butler on
    Tue, Feb 28, 2012 1:06 PM

    Updated Tue, Mar 6, 2012 10:32 PM
    Power rankings: LI/NYC hockey (2/28/12)

    St. Anthony's celebrates third straight CHSHL Class A title.

    Photo by Photo by Jeff Wilson

    1. St. Anthony's (20-0 CHSHL)

    Chris Wallace scored seven goals in two games as the Friars swept St. Joseph by the Sea for their third straight CHSHL title. They will look to add more hardware to its collection at the Nassau Coliseum against upstate champion, St. Francis.

    Next: St. Francis (CHSAA NYS final) at Nassau Coliseum (Sunday, 7:00 p.m.)

    2. Smithtown/Hauppauge (23-1)

    The Bulls captured their first Suffolk County High School Hockey League championship since 2000-2001 with a two-game sweep over rival Connetquot/Sayville. Thomas Dunn was named playoff MVP with five goals and five assists in the postseason, with four of those helpers coming in a 4-3 Game 1 win.

    Next: NYSAHA State Tournament (March 2-4)

    3. Long Beach (19-4-1)

    The defending state champions and last year's Suffolk County champs now hold the Nassau Michelino throne with a two-game sweep over rival Syosset. The Marines clinched the title with a dominating 10-1 victory over the Braves, boosted by Tom McGovern's five assists in the the clincher.

    Next: NYSAHA State Tournament (March 2-4)

    4. Connetquot/Sayville (21-3)

    The T-Birds fell in two close games to rival Smithtown as they were swept in its second-straight SCHSHL finals. Five different skaters provided the scoring for the combined squad.

    Next: NYSAHA State Tournament (March 2-4)

    5. Oceanside (16-8-1)

    Andrew Greene scored four goals in the deciding Game 3 as Oceanside captured its first ever Liberty Division title with a 9-4 win over East Williston.

    Next: NYS open championship (March 3)

    6. Syosset (17-6-1)

    The Braves were swept by Long Beach in the Nassau Michelino finals by a combined score of 14-3 last week. They'll look to the state championship tournament to bring home some hardware

    Next: NYSAHA State Tournament (March 2-4)

    7. St. Joseph by the Sea (9-10-2)

    Goaltender Rob Palumbo stood on his head and the Vikings never gave up. Sea’s season might have ended with a 5-3 loss to St. Anthony’s in Game 2 of the CHSHL Class A championship series Sunday, but things are looking up for Anthony Larca’s squad.

    Next: Season complete

    8. East Williston (15-8-2)

    The Wildcats dropped the deciding Game 3 in the Liberty Division championship game by a score of 9-4. They'll look to the NYS open championships to redeem themselves.

    Next: NYS open championship (March 3)

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

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

    Next: Season complete

    10. Monsignor Farrel (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. Farrel 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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