Eastern Region Games of the Week, April 30-May 5

By Ryan Rohde

May 1

Kinnelon Colts (NJ) vs. White Plains Tigers (NY)
Two great teams from powerhouse states square off Saturday. Kinnelon is paced by their midfield with Steve Gremboweic and Parker Waldron at the face-off X. White Plains, meanwhile, is led by Norman Greenfield and Ryan McGee at attack. Both teams are ranked in their state's top 10.

Duxbury Dragons (MA) vs. St. John's Prep Danvers Eagles (MA)
Last season, St. John's Prep ended Duxbury's 99-game in-state winning streak. The Dragons turned it around, however, and got revenge in the state title game. This game should feature great defensive play. St. John's is anchored by defenseman James Fahey, while Duxbury is led by J.B. Marston and Makar Zaverucha in goal.

Jamesville-DeWitt Red Rams (NY) vs. LaFayette Lancers (NY)
This has the potential to be a high-scoring affair. Jamesville-DeWitt is led by senior middie Jake Bratek, who leads Central New York in goals with 37. LaFayette is paced by the Thompson brothers, who sit at Nos. 1 and 3 in the scoring ranks. Junior Lyle has tallied 49 points, while senior Miles has posted 46. Three of Central New York's best will be on display this Saturday.

Fairport Red Raiders (NY) vs. Canandaigua Braves (NY)
Canandaigua Academy puts its undefeated record on the line against a very good Fairport team. Deven Alves paces the Braves' attack, while middie Tommy LaCrosse provides stability at both ends of the field. The Red Raiders feature a very deep senior class, headlined by attackman Brendan Saylor.

LaSalle Explorers (PA) vs. Springfield Cougars (PA)
Both teams have emerged as two of the best in the Keystone State. Junior Kevin Forster quarterbacks an Explorer offense averaging 12 goals per game. Springfield features a strong midfield led by Josh Cavanaugh. The Cougars have gutted out two overtime wins in their last four games. This should be a tight game between two of the premier programs in Pennsylvania.

May 3

Billerica Memorial Indians (MA) vs. Lincoln-Sudbury Warriors (MA)
Both teams are undefeated and ranked Nos. 1 and 3 respectively in the LaxPower state rankings. Billerica has won the past three meetings, including an 8-7 thriller last season. Clearly two of the best teams in the state, the Indians and Warriors average margin of victory is better than nine. This should be close with the winner possibly holding the No. 1 ranking in the state.


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