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LISN / SCHSHL Power Rankings – Week 7



Each week LISN runs the numbers through our AI Analytics program in order to analyze each team’s performance to date.

1 = Sachem

Through seven games this season, Sachem has been outscored by their opponent in just one period of play. Sachem also leads the league in first period Goals For, while also allowing the second fewest Goals Against in the third period. The only knock on Sachem is that they lead the league in penalty minutes as well as wins. 

2 – East Islip

The model tends to favor high scoring teams and East Islip is no exception. Through seven games, EI has scored fifty-five goals with twenty-three of them coming in the third period. However, EI spends significantly more time trailing their opponents than Sachem or KPC.

3 – Kings Park Commack

The Kings Park Commack Knights have allowed the fewest goals in the Varsity division this season. They have scored the fourth most goals in the Varsity division. However they scored eleven goals against Longwood and an additional four against the T-Birds. The Knights also scored six goals against EI. The model has KPC ranked third in the SCHSHL, but an uptick in scoring against top flight completion could see them rise up the list.

4 – Smithtown Hauppauge

The Model favors fifth place Smithtown Hauppauge over fourth place Northport Huntington for several reasons. The Bulls have scored forty one goals this season with no player registering more than thirteen points on the campaign. The Bulls also lead the league in Power Play Goals For with ten. The Bulls strong underlying numbers are promising enough to put them in fourth.

5 – St Anthony’s

The defending champions are the last team on this list with a positive goal differential. Furthermore, the Friars have only lost one game by more than two goals this season. All of their losses have come against teams with an above .500 record. Couple that with data from the start of last season and the model predicts a strong second half for the Friars.

6 – Northport Huntington 

Despite their 4-3 record on the season, a negative goal differential caused our analytics program to rank the Tigers sixth in this week’s power rankings. The model ranked them sixth due to their slim margin of victory. However with three overtime wins on the season, the model likes their odds going forward.

7 – West Islip

This young team is just under .500 with a better goal differential than several teams ahead of them. West Islip has also gotten strong results on the power play. However the Lions are near the top of the league in penalty minutes this season, which keeps them in seventh place.

8 – Connetquot Sayville BBP

The T-Birds get a lot of credit from our model for keeping games close early on against top flight competition. The T-Birds tendency to take penalties prevented the model from moving them up the list.

9 – Ward Melville

The Patriots have only lost two games by two goals or more, and have kept the game close through the first two frames of play more often than not. Unfortunately, the Patriots have given up the most third period goals in the Varsity Division this season.

10 – Longwood

Longwood is still searching for their first win this season. However the underlying numbers compare somewhat favorably to other first year entrants to the Varsity Division

LISN By the Numbers Breakdown

This week’s rankings covered tie breakers such as Goal Differential, Goals For and Goals Against. The Tables below will also cover Power Play Goals For and Short Handed Goals For. 

Goal Differential 

RankTeamGoal Differential
2East Islip+30
3Kings Park Commack+19
4Smithtown Hauppauge+16
5St Anthony’s+1
6West Islip-6
7Northport Huntington-10
8Connetquot Sayville BBP-12
9Ward Melville-22

Goals For

RankTeamGoals For
1East Islip55
3Smithtown Hauppauge41
4Kings Park Commack33
5St Anthony’s30
6Northport Huntington24
7West Islip24
8Ward Melville22
9Connetquot Sayville BBP21

Table 3: Goals Against

RankTeamGoals Against
1Kings Park Commack14
3Smithtown Hauppauge25
4East Islip25
5West Islip30
6St Anthony’s29
7Connetquot Sayville BBP33
8Northport Huntington34
9Ward Melville44

Table 4: Power Play Goals For 

1Smithtown Hauppauge10
2West Islip8
3East Islip7
4Connetquot Sayville BBP6
5Northport Huntington5
6St Anthony’s5
8Ward Melville3
9Kings Park Commack2

Table 5: Short-Handed Goals For

2East Islip5
3Northport Huntington2
4Smithtown Hauppauge2
5St Anthony’s2
6Ward Melville2
8Kings Park Commack1
9West Islip1
10Connetquot Sayville BBP0

Analysis: Undefeated Sachem leads the league in Goal Differential. East Islip is first in Goals For. Kings Park Commack is first in Goals Against. Smithtown Hauppauge has a league leading ten Power Play Goals For. Sachem has the most Short Handed Goals For with six on the season. 

Tables 5 and Table 6 provide in depth information on how each SCHSHL Varsity Team has performed against opponents with a winning or losing record.

Table 5: Record Against Teams At Or Above .500

TeamGames PlayedWinsLossesTies
Kings Park Commack3111
East Islip2002
Northport Huntington3120
Smithtown Hauppauge4121
West Islip4130
St Anthony’s5140
Connetquot Sayville BBP3030
Ward Melville5050

Table 6: Record Against Teams Below .500

TeamGames PlayedWinsLossesTies
Kings Park Commack4400
East Islip5500
Northport Huntington4310
Smithtown Hauppauge3210
West Islip3210
St Anthony’s2200
Connetquot Sayville BBP4220
Ward Melville2110

Analysis: Sachem has a league leading two wins against teams at or above .500 on the campaign. East Islip has only faced two opponents with a winning record, but they have tied both games. The top three seeds have yet to lose a game against an opponent with a sub .500 record.

Table 7: Goals For by Period

Team1st Period Goals For2nd Period Goals For3rd Period Goals ForOvertime Goals ForTotal Goals For 
Kings Park Commack51810033
East Islip141823055
Northport Huntington687324
Smithtown Hauppauge151511041
West Islip10410024
St Anthony’s8814030
Connetquot Sayville BBP597021
Ward Melville5611022

Table 8: Goals Against by Period

Team1st Period Goals Against2nd Period Goals Against3rd Period Goals AgainstOvertime Goals AgainstTotal Goals Against 
Kings Park Commack265114
East Islip7711025
Northport Huntington12715034
Smithtown Hauppauge6108125
West Islip1199130
St Anthony’s8811029
Connetquot Sayville BBP9816033
Ward Melville81421144

Analysis: No team has scored more goals in the first period than undefeated Sachem. Kings Park Commack and East Islip are tied for the league lead in second period goals this season. EI leads the league in third period goals, while Northport Huntington has scored the most goals in overtime with three on the campaign. KPC has given up fewer goals in the first and third period than any other team in the SCHSHL Varsity Division. Sachem gave up the fewest second period goals.

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