RBM to open hockey state tourney Friday

Contributed Story Posted 28 February 2019 at 4:17 pm

The Roy-Hart/Barker/Medina/Akron Club Hockey team will begin their quest for the New York State  Championship Friday at the Homewell Ice Arena in Long Island.

RBM will face Eden/Lake Shore/Pioneer/Springville (ELPS) in the opening game at 3 p.m. Ironically, it was ELPS that beat RBM for the Western New York title last weekend.

This year, instead of three divisions, the State Championship has only a Large School Division and a Small School Division.  RBM is in the latter with ELPS, Manhasset and the No. 1 rated club team in the state, Long Beach.

The schedule beyond Friday has RBM playing Manhasset on Saturday at 1 p.m. and Long Beach 9:30 p.m.

After pool play, the top two in each group  will play a semi- final round Sunday with the title game at 6 p.m. The other group contains East Aurora/Holland, City Honors/Cardinal O’Hara, Locust Valley/North Shore and Port Washington.

Last season, RBM took second place.