The 2012 Spotlight Sports Survey results are in

RPI hockey – 26 percent

Union College hockey – 60 percent

Our readers think Union has what it takes to get back to the NCAA hockey tournament, but they don’t think that defending America East champion UAlbany will go back to the NCAA women’s basketball tournament – even with the majority of its starters returning.

Which area high school will produce the most Section II titles this year?

Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake – 20 percent

Guilderland – 7 percent

Niskayuna – 7 percent

Shaker – 26 percent

Shenendehowa – 40 percent

The Shen “Green Machine” is our readers’ choice to capture the most Sectional titles, even though BH-BL has fared better in that regard over the last four years than its larger Saratoga County neighbor.

Will the Tri-City ValleyCats win the New York-Penn League title?

Yes – 56 percent

No – 44 percent

This was a lot closer than I thought it was going to be, considering the ValleyCats have the best record in the NY-PL.

Will the Albany Devils make the American Hockey League playoffs?

Yes – 27 percent

No – 73 percent

If you make a habit out of not making the playoffs, don’t expect our readers to start believing you can make the playoffs.

Finally, here is a list of the sports predictions our readers came up with:

• The Yankees will not make the playoffs (might need a major collapse for that to happen)

• Bruins win Stanley Cup

• Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens will not be elected to the HoF (Baseball Hall of Fame) in their first year of eligibility

• NY Rangers in Stanley Cup finals

• The Buffalo Bills will make the (NFL) playoffs.

Thank you for participating in this year’s Spotlight Sports Survey.

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