Tri-State Top 20 ice hockey poll (2/8)

by Dylan Butler on
Wed, Feb 8, 2017 5:46 PM — @Dylan_Butler

Updated Wed, Feb 8, 2017 6:27 PM

Tri-State Top 20 ice hockey poll as of Feb. 7

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Rank
Team
Rec
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1
14-3-4
2

For the second year in a row Derek Contessa recorded a hat trick against former No. 1 Delbarton in a 3-1 victory over the Green Wave. CBA is unbeaten in its last nine games as the Colts head into the Gordon Cup playoffs. Next: St. Augustine, Gordon Cup quarterfinals (Feb. 13, TBD)
 

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Team
Rec
LW
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2
17-1-2
1

The Green Wave lost its first game of the season, a 3-1 decision to CBA, but rebounded with a 3-1 victory over The Hill School (Penn.). Delbarton will get another crack at the new No. 1 in the Gordon Cup and/or Non-Public state tournament. Next: Pope Francis (Mass.), Springfield, Mass. (Feb. 10, 8 p.m.)
 

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Team
Rec
LW
Comments
3
16-1
6

The Pelicans had been in Mamaroneck’s shadow all year because the defending champs simply hadn’t lost. Pelham took that into their own hands and handed the Tigers a 4-2 loss on Monday. The Pelicans have allowed only 16 goals in 17 games despite playing the best teams in the state. Next: @ Massena (Feb. 10, 5 p.m.)
 

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Team
Rec
LW
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4
16-1-3
3

Pope John beat Don Bosco for one of its biggest wins of the season, but the Lions got caught in their next game, a 6-3 loss to St. Peter’s Prep. John Spetz followed that up with a goal and four assists in a 10-0 over Red Bank Catholic. Next: No. 6 St. Peter’s Prep, Gordon Cup quarterfinals (Feb. 13, TBD)
 

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Team
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LW
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5
15-5-1
4

Bosco dropped a 3-2 loss to Pope John this week, but bounced back with a 5-2 victory over rival St. Joseph Regional. Tyler Nielsen scored two goals in the win over SJR and Tyler Sedlak added three assists. Next: No. 15 St. Joseph (Met.) @ Woodbridge Community Center (Feb. 8, 7 p.m.)
 

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Team
Rec
LW
Comments
6
10-8-1
8

The Marauders handed Pope John its first loss of the season in a 6-3 victory, St. Peter’s Prep’s fifth straight win. Matt Koziel and Shane Shell each had a goal and two assists in the win. Next: No. 4 Pope John, Gordon Cup quarterfinals (Feb. 13, TBD)
 

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Team
Rec
LW
Comments
7
17-1-1
5

Mamaroneck fell on the road to Pelham, but they didn’t exactly help themselves by spending nearly a full period in the penalty box. Mamaroneck’s 28-game win streak may have been snapped but the Tigers and reigning Hudson Valley Player of the Year Tommy Spero won’t hesitate to start another. Next: North Rockland @ Hommocks (Feb. 10, 5:25 p.m.)
 

Rank
Team
Rec
LW
Comments
8
Smithtown/Hauppauge (LI)
21-1
9

Ben Sartena scored the winning goal in the third period and Anthony Bernardo and Hayden Sutter added one goal apiece in a 3-2 win over Kings Park/Commack in the SCHSHL semifinals. Next: No. 19 Ward Melville, Game 1 SCHSHL finals @ The Rinx (Feb. 8, 9:20 p.m.)
 

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Team
Rec
LW
Comments
9
14-1
10

The Tigers had a big week with five games over the last seven days. Ridgefield picked up quality wins of solid Darien and Hamden teams and took care of Trumbull on the road in a 4-1 victory. Ridgefield came up big in their toughest FCIAC test yet when they topped New Canaan, 3-1 on Tuesday. Next: Norwalk/McMahon @ Winter Garden Rink (Feb. 8, 4 p.m.)
 

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Team
Rec
LW
Comments
10
9-8-4
8

SHP tied Gloucester Catholic and Glen Rock this week to wrap up the regular season. Thomas Colucci scored twice in the 3-3 tie with Glen Rock, including the lone goal in the third period. Next: No. 5 Don Bosco Prep, Gordon Cup quarterfinals (Feb. 13, TBD)
 

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Team
Rec
LW
Comments
11
16-3-3
11

Three different players scored in a 3-3 tie with Seton Hall Prep to lead Glen Rock into the Big North-Gold Cup. The Panthers earned the No. 1 seed in the tournament and a bye. Next: Lakeland/River Dell, Big North-Gold Cup semifinals @ Ice Vault (Feb. 15, 7 p.m.)
 

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Team
Rec
LW
Comments
12
14-1
12

The Friars bounced back from a non-league loss to Pelham to blank St. Joseph-by-the-Sea to finish the regular season a perfect 14-0 in the CHSHL, earning the top seed in the Class A playoffs. Next: Fordham Prep, Game 1 CHSHL ‘A’ semifinals @ Dix Hills (Feb. 11, 7:15 p.m.)
 

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Team
Rec
LW
Comments
13
11-3
13

New Canaan flexed its muscles a bit when they took Darien down over the weekend for the second time this year. The Rams were sparked by sophomore stud Gunnar Granito’s two goals and went on to dominate in a 4-1 win. The Rams fell to Ridgefield in what was their chance to claim the top spot. Next: Wilton @ Winter Garden Rink (Feb. 8, 8:30 p.m.)
 

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Team
Rec
LW
Comments
14
15-4-2
18

Knolls topped Morristown-Beard and Kinnelon this week to get back on track after a surprising loss to Summit last week. Chris Conway scored a late game-winner in the 2-1 victory over Mo-Beard. Next: Randolph/Morristown, Mennen Cup semifinals @ Mennen Arena (Feb. 13, 6:30 p.m.)
 

Rank
Team
Rec
LW
Comments
15
10-7-3
14

The Falcons’ streak of blowout victories came to an end when St. Joe’s tied its namesakes from up north, St. Joseph Regional. Brian Coelho and Kyle Jeffers each scored for St. Joe’s Metuchen to earn the tie. Next: No. 5 Don Bosco Prep @ Woodbridge Community Center (Feb. 8, 7 p.m.)
 

Rank
Team
Rec
LW
Comments
16
Bellmore/Merrick (LI)
13-1-2
16

The defending Michelino Division champions closed out the regular season in style with back-to-back lopsided wins over Manhasset (7-1) and Bethpage (10-2) and the Bulldogs head into the playoffs on a nine-game unbeaten streak. Next: Locust Valley/North Shore, Michelino Division semifinals @ Long Beach Arena (Feb. 12, 8:40 p.m.)
 

Rank
Team
Rec
LW
Comments
17
Fairfield Ludlowe/Warde (CT)
11-4-1
17

Fairfield dropped a road game to Watertown-Pomperaug, an elite Division II team this year, last week but also picked up wins over St. Joseph and Norwalk McMahon. Fairfield finished their week with a, 2-2, draw against Darien. Kyle Mazza and AJ Von Brauchitsch scored against the Blue Wave. Next: Greenwich @ Wonderland of Ice (Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m.)
 

Rank
Team
Rec
LW
Comments
18
11-5-3
15

Chatham allowed a power play goal and an empty-netter in the third period in a 6-4 loss to Kinnelon. The Cougars led 3-1 before Kinnelon stormed back. Ten different players got their name on the scoresheet during Chatham’s four goals. Next: Kinnelon, Mennen Cup quarterfinals @ Mennen Arena (Feb. 9, 8:15 p.m.)
 

Rank
Team
Rec
LW
Comments
19
Ward Melville (LI)
19-3
NR

Brendan Callow netted a hat trick, Jason Ruszkowski and James Griffin scored two goals apiece and Bailey Sparacio added one goal in an 8-1 win over Northport/Huntington in the SCHSHL semifinals. Next: No. 8 Smithtown/Hauppauge, Game 1 SCHSHL finals @ The Rinx (Feb. 8, 9:20 p.m.)

Rank
Team
Rec
LW
Comments
20
10-7-1
19

Suffern beat New Rochelle last week before falling to Mamaroneck. The Mounties entered their final week of regular season play with two games on the schedule. Suffern started the week with a, 2-0, win over John Jay-CR and hopes to finish with a win over Clarkstown on Friday. Next: Clarkstown @ Sport-O-Rama (Feb. 10, 7:15 p.m.)
 

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