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Top Ten SCHSHL Defenseman – Week 8



Each week LISN uses advanced analytics to break down the top ten defenseman in the SCHSHL Varsity Division. Our model factors in everyday statistics such as Goals, Assists and Points to establish a baseline for league play. It then takes into account stats such as Power Play Goals, Shorthanded Goals and Game Winning Goals in order to analyze how a player produces as well as what situations they produce in. We also use our analytics program to track how players perform in wins/losses, when they score in a game as well as a multitude of other factors.

West Islip
Henshaw leads all SCHSHL Varsity Defensemen and is playing at a point per game pace for West Islip. The Lions defenseman has lit the lamp twice and garnered six assists to date. Henshaw has registered a point in seven straight games. He is also an elite defender who is capable of acting as a one man zone exit machine for the Lions.

Smithtown Hauppauge

The Bulls Blue liner is averaging a point per game with one goal and five assists this season. Wetzel’s physical style of play makes life difficult for his opponents. The Bulls are 0-2 when the Bulls defenseman doesn’t draw into the lineup.

East Islip

The top flight defender plays big minutes in all three zones for East Islip. He has two goals and three assists on the season, but Slattery’s ability to make quick reads in his own zone has made life easy for the EI forward core.

Connetqout Sayville BBP

The T-Birds blue liner has used his elite four-way mobility to suppress scoring chances his own zone, before carrying the puck up ice in transition. He registered a primary assist on the GWG against Smithtown Hauppauge. Mercado has one goal and three assists through seven games.

Connetqout Sayville BBP

Brdey plays a heady two-way game for the T-Birds. He has registered one goal and three assists this season. Brdey’s play in his own zone has helped the T-Birds win tight games.

St. Anthony’s

The Friars defenseman has one goal and six assists through eight games this season. Terry has one power play goal and one power play assist to date. He has matched up against top of the lineup competition all season long.

Kings Park Commack

The Knights have given up the least goals in the SCHSHL for a reason. Furst has been a key fixture on the penalty kill, and has played big minutes in tight games. He has two goals and one assist this season.

Northport Huntington

Ruthkowski has been solid in his own end for the Tigers this season. The Tigers defenseman excels at clearing the front of the net. He has scored two key goals down the stretch for his squad this season.

Ward Melville

The Patriots blue liner has used his speed to force turnovers in transition all season long. Scali has notched three assists on the year for Ward Melville. The Patriots defenseman has played big minutes in his own zone for a Ward Melville team on the playoff bubble.


The Sachem defenseman has played a solid all-around game this year. He may have just three assists this year, but Mascaro’s play in his own zone speaks for itself.

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