The Rye Garnets varsity hockey team has seen good times and bad in recent weeks.
The team delivered on its home ice at Playland Ice Arena on Jan. 10, securing a decisive victory against the Mamaroneck Tigers. In a thrilling first period, the Garnets set the tone with goals from Ivan Vasyuta, assisted by Henry Bagley, and a solo effort from Dean Kim. Rye led 2-0.
In the second period, Kim found the net once again, this time assisted by Vasyuta, and the Garnets were up 3-2 at the start of the third. Two more goals sealed the victory, with Vasyuta contributing his second of the night and Seth Dorfman adding the other, for a 5-2 win.
Then came the Suffern Mounties, who were celebrating Senior Night on their home ice.
A closely contested first period ended with the score tied 0-0. But then Suffern High took control of the game, established a 3-0 lead after two periods and closed out the Jan. 12 game with a convincing 6-0 victory.
Next on the schedule for Rye High’s hockey team: Pelham, an away game on Jan. 26 (rescheduled from Jan. 16 by bad weather); Scarsdale, an away game on Jan. 27; and Suffern again, this time at home, on Jan. 31.