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December 22, 2013

Lake Placid gets shutout victory in boys' hockey

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.

GIRLS

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.

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