LAKE PLACID — Ryan Damp and Connor Preston each scored first-period goals, helping the Lake Placid boys’ hockey team to a 2-0 win over Glens Falls/Hudson Falls/South Glens Falls Saturday.
“I was real happy with the effort (Saturday),” Blue Bombers (4-1) coach Keith Clark said. “It was our most complete game of the year.
“We did a great job from the net out, playing a real solid team game. Our puck movement was quite good.”
Damp registered a power-play tally at 10:30 of the opening period on an assist from Shane McNierney.
Connor Preston extended Lake Placid’s differential to two goals at the 13:00 mark. Damp picked up his second point of the day with an assist.
“I wish we could have gained a better handle on some of the loose pucks in their slot and maybe have been a little more composed on some scoring chances,” Clark said. “But out guys were generating a lot of chances and battled hard in all areas.”
Tucker Angelopoulos stopped all 15 shots faced to collect the shutout in the two-goal win.
“It was a nice win before a little break, then we will need to prepare for Northeastern Clinton at the Middlebury Tournament Dec. 27.” Clark said.
Lake Placid 2,Glens Falls/Hudson Falls/South Glens Falls 0
GF/HF/SGF 0 0 0 — 0
Lake Placid 2 0 0 — 2
First period- 1, LP, Damp (McNierney), 10:30 (PP). 2, LP, Preston (Damp), 13:00.
Shots: Lake Placid 30. Glens Falls/Hudson Falls/South Glens Falls 15.
Saves: Loverang, GF/HF/SGF, 28. Angelopoulos, LP, 15.
SKANEATELES 3, BEEKMANTOWN 2
ALBANY — The Beekmantown girls’ hockey team was able to win all the close games last season.
That, however, hasn’t been the case this year.
Paige Postalwait scored two goals as Skaneateles rallied for a 3-2 victory over the Eagles in nonconference play on Saturday.
It was an end of a weekend on the road where Beekmantown (5-4) went 1-1, including a 5-3 win over Albany Academy the day before.
“Because of the success we’ve had in the past, everybody seems to want a piece of us,” Beekmantown coach Ray Guay said. “We aren’t winning all the close games we did last year.”
Just like the day before, the Eagles got off to a good start by taking a 2-0 lead in the first period.
Kallie Villemaire scored from Clara Giroux and Kiley Regan at 4:01 and then Villemaire again, with Regan assisting, at 7:49.
Villemaire accounted for four goals and one assist over the weekend.
“Villemaire played well for us, especially coming off a sprained ankle,” Guay said.
But Skaneateles broke through with three goals in the second to rally and take the lead for good.
Abby Kuhns put Skaneateles on the board at 2:54 and then Postalwait scored at 6:14 and again at 8:26.
“Hockey games are three periods and we have to play well for three periods,” Guay said.
“We’re doing a lot of good things, but we had to do better.”
The Eagles held a 27-17 advantage in shots, with Amanda Lupo making 25 saves in the Skaneateles nets. Kayleigh Bell stopped 14 shots for Beekmantown.
“Their goaltender played well,” Guay said. “We’re running up against good goaltenders right now.
“It was a long weekend for us, with the weather being the way it was.”
The Eagles next play on December 27 at Hanover, New Hampshire.
Skaneateles 3, Beekmantown 2
Beekmantown 2 0 0 — 2
Skaneateles 0 3 0 — 3
First period- 1, Beek, Villemaire (Giroux, Regan), 4:01. 2, Beek, Villemaire (Regan), 7:49.
Second period- 3, Skan, Kuhns (McGuigan), 2:54. 4, Skan, Postalwait (Sauda), 6:14. 5, Skan, Postalwait (McGuigan, Kuhns), 8:26.
Shots: Beekmantown 27, Skaneateles 17.
Saves: Bell, Beek, 14. Lupo, Skan, 25.