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Big game for Monroe-Woodbury skaters tonight

Monroe-Woodbury is the only scholastic ice hockey team left in Section 9, as James I. O’Neill, John S. Burke Catholic and Newburgh Free Academy all dropped their programs in recent years. The Crusaders (3-4-0) get their first big test of the season tonight against Section 1′s Suffern, the No. 1-ranked Division I team in the [...]

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Saints take home bronze; Polar Bears swept at USA Hockey nationals

The Ramapo Saints and the Hudson Valley Polar Bears recently competed at the USA Hockey national tournaments in the Washington, D.C. suburbs and Lansing, Mich., respectively. Ramapo finished third overall in the 12-and-under tier II, 3A bracket. Ramapo defeated Chicago 2-1 and then knocked off the Hanover (N.H.) Wild, 6-1. Then came a 4-2 victory [...]

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Two local teams headed to nationals

The 2011-12 hockey season wasn’t meant to be for the 18-and-under midget major team or the 12-and-under peewee teams that had called the Ice Time Sports Complex in the Town of Newburgh home. Not when Ice Time announced in May that it would be closing its doors. Ice Time, of course, has since reopened, but [...]

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NYS hockey playoff preview: M-W vs. Suffern

It seemed inevitable when the season started and after months of practices, road trips and games, it has come to pass. Monroe-Woodbury and Suffern will meet in the quarterfinal round of the New York State Division I playoffs yet again. New York State Division I ice hockey quarterfinal Sat. March 3, 6:00 p.m., Sport-O-Rama, Monsey [...]

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Campagna commits to Potsdam State

Former Monroe-Woodbury defenseman Brad Campagna has decided to play his college hockey at SUNY Potsdam, starting with the 2012-13 season. Campagna had nine goals and 14 assists this season playing for the New York Bobcats of the AJHL. Campagna was a two-time team captain at Monroe-Woodbury and played on the Crusaders’ 2007 state championship team. [...]

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High school hockey polls, Feb. 16

The latest New York State boys’ ice hockey polls were released this week. Monroe-Woodbury, the only local team on the list, is No. 7 in the Division I rankings. For the full list, click here. Boys ice hockey 2011-12 NYSSWA rankings (through Feb. 12) Division I 1. West Genesee-3 (20-0-0) 2. Pittsford-5 (18-2-0) 3. Suffern-1 [...]

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NYS ice hockey polls, Jan. 25

Monroe-Woodbury has snuck up to No. 7 in the latest New York State Sportswriters Association ice hockey Division I rankings. To see the whole list, click here. Boys ice hockey 2011-12 NYSSWA rankings (through Jan. 22) Division I 1. West Genesee 15-0-0 (Section 3) 7. Monroe-Woodbury 11-1-2 Division II 1. Salmon River 9-1-1 (Section 10) [...]

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Hudson Valley hockey stars tip Long Island to split series

The Hudson Valley All-Stars, from the Hudson Valley club hockey league, beat Long Island, 5-4, in a game played Friday night at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie. Ryan Thorbjorsen of John Jay had two goals with other tallies from Wallkill’s Timothy Conlin (he plays for Orange County West) and Arlington’s Anthony Farrar and John [...]

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High school hockey: midseason report

We’re a little past the halfway point of the 2011-12 ice hockey season, so let’s take a look at where our local teams stand. In Section 9, Monroe-Woodbury is 10-1-1 and was ranked No. 8 in the latest NYS Division I poll. The Crusaders are essentially a lock to advance to the NYS regional playoffs. [...]

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Monroe-Woodbury hockey gets No. 300

Monroe-Woodbury’s ice hockey team defeated Eastchester/Tuckahoe/Bronxville last Friday night, 8-6, capturing the 300th victory in Crusaders’ program history. It was also win No. 300 for head coach Paul Bascardi, the only coach the team has ever known.   M-W played late Saturday night against South Glens Falls, winning 6-1. The Crusaders are now 10-1-1 overall. [...]

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