Section 2 hockey: Division 1 tournament field is set

The Section 2 Division 1 hockey playoffs are set to begin Saturday, Feb. 16, with two opening-round games.

No. 11 Capital District (0-20-0) faces off with No. 6 Burnt Hills/Ballston Spa (10-7-3) at 5:30 p.m. at the Schenectady County Recreational Facility in Glenville, while No. 10 Adirondack (4-14-2) visits No. 7 LaSalle (7-12-1) at 7:15 p.m. at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy. The final opening round game is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 18, at the Schenectady County Recreational Facility between No. 8 GMSVS Storm (6-11-3) and No. 9 Niskayuna/Schenectady Albany (5-14-1).

Capital District High School Hockey League regular season champion Bethlehem (17-2-1) has the No. 1 seed and a bye into the quarterfinals, where it will meet the winner of GMSVS and Niskayuna/Schenectady/Albany Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the Bethlehem Area YMCA. No. 2 Shenendehowa (14-5-1) and No. 3 Saratoga Springs (15-5-0) also have a bye and await the results from the opening round. No. 4 Christian Brothers Academy (12-8-0) and No. 5 Albany Academy (12-7-0) face off in the quarterfinals Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Albany County Hockey Training Facility in Colonie.

Queensbury (13-6-1) will represent Section 2 in the state Division 2 playoffs after finishing third in the CDHSHL standings during the regular season.

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Division 1 Tournament
Opening round
No. 11 Capital District at No. 6 Burnt Hills/Ballston Spa – Feb. 16, Schenectady County Recreational Facility
No. 10 Adirondack at No. 7 LaSalle – Feb. 16, Hudson Valley Community College
No. 9 Niskayuna/Schenectady/Albany at No. 8 GMSVS – Feb. 18, Schenectady County Recreational Facility

Quarterfinals
No. 5 Albany Academy at No. 4 CBA – Feb. 19, Albany County Hockey Training Facility
GMSVS-Niskayuna/Schenectady/Albany winner at No. 1 Bethlehem – Feb. 20, Bethlehem Area YMCA
Adirondack-LaSalle winner at No. 2 Shenendehowa – Feb. 20, Clifton Park Arena
Capital District-Burnt Hills/Ballston Spa winner at No. 3 Saratoga Springs – Feb. 20, Weibel Avenue Rink

Semifinals – Feb. 23, 6:15 and 8:30 p.m., Union College

Finals – Feb. 24, 6:15 p.m., Union College

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