1/3/2020 The Mamaroneck Tigers 16u girls defeated the Mid-Hudson Polar Bears in back to back games at Westchester Skating Academy (WSA) in Elmsford NY to open the play-down games to qualify for the Tier 2 NYS Tournament
In the opening game Brooke Kelley (PA) opened up the scoring in the 1st period for the Polar Bears with a shot from the slot that got past Emma Budke after the Tigers had trouble getting the puck out of their zone. The Tigers evened up the score in the 2nd period with Johanna Reimer (Tarrytown) who broke in on the Polar Bears goalie and deked around her to the right with 7:36 left in the period. Kelley got another one in the second beating Budke to the upper left-hand corner. The tables changed in the 3rd period as the Tigers wore down the Polar Bears who began to have penalty problems. The Tigers scored on the power play, followed by a seeing eye backhand from Hannah Luckman (Monroe) with 1:33 remaining. Then the Polar Bears pulled their goalie and Luckman scored an empty netter to tie up the win 4-2. Mamaroneck got off 28 shots to the Polar Bears’ 21.
Mamaroneck was able to hold on in the nightcap as well with a 3-0 win. Scoring opened with a power play goal by Grace Capko (Pleasantville) scoring at the back door with 7:18 left in the first. Hayley Kim (Yonkers) converted on a five on three later in the first. In the second period Capko converted on a pass from Kim on a two on one. The Polar Bears switched goalies for the third period playing former Bedford Bear Gabby who faced 7 shots. Budke faced 12 shots in the evening game.