Niskayuna/Schenectady hockey team rebuilds for 2008-09

But Templeton believes his team will compete, especially as Shen gravitates back toward the pack following the graduation of several key players from last year's Section II, Division I championship squad.

"(Shen is) going to be one of the top 10 or 15 teams in the state by the end of the season. They have a lot of kids to choose from, so they certainly should improve as those kids get used to playing at the varsity level," said Templeton. "Having said that, I think anything can happen in the league. I think it will be interesting to see how things develop."

Niskayuna/Schenectady returns to action at this weekend's Saranac Lake Tournament. Burnt Hills/Scotia-Glenville is also involved in the event, which also features the host school and Section VII's Saranac/Peru.""

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