Coming off a strong 6-2 win on MLK Monday the Garnets (6-4-1) have their biggest game of the season so far, tomorrow Thursday January 23rd at 8:15pm, at the Hommocks Park Ice Rink in Larchmont versus their long time rival Pelham Pelicans (10-2-1). The Pelicans come in riding a six game win streak.
With a win the Garnets are guaranteed a playoff spot and they will draw the respect of the rest of Section 1 hockey (the media, other teams, and fans) who so far have paid little attention to the Garnets.
Like all recent match ups against Pelham, this looks to be a great game: 7 of the last 8 games between these two teams have been decided by 1 goal! (see below)
The huge crowd at Hommocks last year was treated to an epic game, with Rye jumping out 3-0 and Pelham clawing back but losing 3-2 to stun the Section 1 hockey world. Standout performances came from Griffin Tutun (“flying … and winning battles in the corners”) and building shaking goals from Cal Hynson and Connor McGovern. The atmosphere was electric!
Don’t miss this important and annual D-2 rival game! Come out and support your Garnets – let’s make this a real home game at Hommock’s and cheer our Garnets on!
"A good opponent is a rare and treasured thing for any team or player. For a good opponent defines a player or a team. By forcing you to be as good as you can be, such an opponent stretches the boundaries of your emotional and playing experience, giving you your highest highs and lowest lows; your best and worst and hardest moments. When you get to an age or to a moment that causes you to look back, you realize how important that is...."
Hall of Fame and Stanley Cup Winning goaltender for the Montreal Canadians and Cornell graduate Ken Dryden
Here is the recent history between these two teams:
2/13/13 Rye 3, Pelham 2
2/1/12 Pelham 5, Rye 0
1/5/11 Pelham 3, Rye 2
2/27/11 Pelham 1, Rye 0 (Section 1 championship)
2/3/10 Pelham 3, Rye 3 OT
1/13/09 Rye 2, Pelham 1
2/11/09 Rye 2, Pelham 1
3/3/09 Pelham 3, Rye 1
Note: Fan Bus is for Rye students only.
Rink address: Located at Boston Post Road and Weaver Street in Larchmont, New York (behind Hommocks Middle School).