MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- New Rochelle struck quickly and then answered White Plains back whenever the Tigers pulled close in a 7-4 Section 1 hockey win, Friday, at the Ice Hutch.
The Hugunots improved to 13-5, with victories in four of their last five games. New Rochelle has two regular-season games remaining, Monday, against Eastchester/Tuckahoe/Bronxville and Tuesday, Feb. 14, against Sleepy Hollow/Irvington.
The Huguenots Chris Ramondelli had a hat trick and three assists in a big night for his line. Linemates Kenny McLean added two goals and two assists and Brett Barry collected four assists and a goal.
Ramondelli scored twice in a 95-second span of the first period, at the two-minute and 3:35 mark, then McLean netted his first goal of the game at 4:15. White Plains answered on goals by Paul and Phil Variano, only to have Ramondelli scored with 34 seconds in the period, building a 4-2 lead.
Phil and Paul Variano scored in the second period to even the score at 4-4, but New Rochelle tallied twice, in a 23-second span, to regain the lead.
Barry, assisted by Ramondelli and McLean, snapped the tie with 1:39 remaining in the second period. Twenty-three seconds later, McLean scored, with Ramondelli and Barry assisting.
White Plains 2 2 0 -- 4New Rochelle 4 2 1 -- 7
Goals -- WP: Paul Variano 2, Phil Variano 2; NR: Chris Ramondelli 3, Kenny McLean 2, Brett Barry. Assists -- WP: John Sullivan; NR: Barry 4, Ramondelli 2, Nick Sioufas. Saves -- WP: Chris Stangarone 35; NR: Greg Feliu 19.
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