Capital District Hockey League To Hold Championship Games Thursday
The Capital District High School Hockey League championship games are scheduled for Thursday. In Division I, Shenenedehowa takes on Saratoga Springs at Union College, 7 p.m. while Division II features Glens Falls and Queensbury at the Glens Falls Civic Center, 4:30 p.m.
The league's all-stars were recently announced.
Alex Luse of Saratoga was named the Player of the Year and leading goal scorer while Peter Mrazik of Niskayuna/Schenectady tabbed leading goaltender.
The All-CDHSHL Team includes: Joe Chiara (F) – Shaker/Colonie, Dean McMahon (F) – CBA Sam Vincent (F) – Bethlehem, Nicholas Parente (D) – Bethlehem, Brendon Wormley (D) Saratoga and Austin Clark (G) – BHBL/BS.
CDHSHL 1st Team
Chase Godfrey (F) – BHBL/BS, Nick McKinney (F) – Glens Falls, Kevin Miles (F) – Shenendehowa, John Bassett (D) – CBA, Joe Ferraro (D) – Shenendehowa and Peter Mirazik (G) – Niskayuna/Schenectady.
CDHSHL 2nd Team
John Gosstola (F) – Bethlehem, Eric Egan (F) – Shaker/Colonie, Nick Winters (F) – Saratoga, Alex Wright (D) – Glens Falls, Mike Laymen (D) – Saratoga and Ryan Bourgeois (G) – Saratoga.
CDHSHL Honorable Mention
Anthony DeMarte (F) – LaSalle, Andrew Mundweiler (F) – Guilderland/Mohonasen, Evan VanEpps (F) – CBA, John Countryman (F) – Queensbury, James Rizzo (F) – Glens Falls, John Marra (D) – Niskayuna/Schenectady, Andrew Crist (D) – Queensbury and Rob Orban (G) – Queensbury.
The final standings: Division I-Saratoga 12-2, Shenendehowa 10-3, Bethlehem 10-3, Shaker/Colonie 8-3, CBA 9-7, Niskayuna-Schenectady 7-6, Burnt Hills-Ballston Spa 4-8-1, LaSalle 4-14, Guilderland/Mohonasen 2-12-1 and South Glens Falls/Hudson Falls 0-13. Division II-Glens Falls 8-3, Queensbury 6-6.
The Section II Swimming and Diving Championships featured Shenendehowa and Albany Academy winning the large school and small school divisions, respectively.
It marks the sixth straight title for the Plainsmen.
Shenendehowa's Ryan Gordon took the spotlight with victories in the 200 free (1:42.34) and 100 free (46.50).
Alex Lednev of Bethlehem also had two wins taking the 200 IM (1:53.60) and 100 breast (59.40) along with swimming a leg on the first place 200 medley relay.
In the small division, Antonio Lanzi of Amsterdam prevailed in the 200 IM (1:54.18) and 100 fly (51.92) while Lucas Santiago took honors in the 100 free (48.37) and 100 back (54.72). The duo also helped the 200 medley and 400 free relay teams excel.
In the diving event, Albany Academy's Manny Pollard starred with a state record 635.75 points.