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Winter sports preview: PMHS ice hockey takes down Clarkstown 4-1 in season opener; run to states remains team’s goal


Pelham ice hockey returned Thanksgiving weekend with a dominant 4-1 win over reigning Section 1 champions Clarkstown, leaving fans hopeful of a another run at the state title.

The Pelicans began the season with standout performances from senior-captains Griffin Evans and William Crotty, who each had two goals. Pelham led Clarkstown throughout the entire game, getting impressive showings from senior defensemen Grant Givens and Zyde Karame.

Pelham’s 2022-2023 season ended at the Lecom Harborcenter in Buffalo, where the Pelicans played Skaneateles in the Division II state championship final. The Pelicans lost 4-1 in their third finals appearance in less than eight years. They won it all in 2022.

“Buffalo was a tough one to lose,” said Evans. “But we’re feeling better than ever this year, and I think tonight showed that. We aren’t afraid to fight for the win, and we know we can beat anyone when we’re on it.”

Although Pelham lost key all-star defender Reid Finster and LoHud player of the year Luke Green, Friday’s performance gave Pelican fans hope for another historic season. They next play the New Rochelle Huguenots on Tuesday at the Ice Hutch.

Pelham’s full schedule can be found on their Twitter/X: @pmhsvarsitypuck.


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Nicolas Flores, Sports Editor
Nicolas is a junior at Pelham Memorial High School. A passionate and involved student, he is a member of the Young Democrats Club, Debate Club, and Breast Cancer Awareness Club. Nicolas joined the Examiner in December of 2022.

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