PLATTSBURGH — After rallying for a 6-4 victory over Plattsburgh High the day before, John Jay was at it again on Sunday.
Mark Laprine scored three goals, including the game-winning marker, as the Indians erased a 3-2 third-period deficit while skating to a 5-3 nonleague win over Beekmantown.
“This was a great up-tempo pace high school hockey game against a great opponent in John Jay, a state finalist last year,” Beekmantown coach Justin Frechette said.
“Although this isn’t the outcome we wanted, I think we can take a lot from the game moving forward, which will help us down the road. We have to get back to work Monday (today) and get ready for two league games this week.”
Laprine and Lucas Prestamo, with a short-handed goal, gave the Indians a 2-0 lead in the first period.
But Michael Parent, with his first varsity goal, put the Eagles on the board in the second and then assisted on Kyle Constanty’s power-play goal and Nathan Foster’s even-strength marker that rallied Beekmantown into a 3-2 lead after two.
“I was pleased with the character and fortitude our boys showed in battling back from a 2-goal deficit,” Frechette said. “Unfortunately, we were unable to capitalize on a few offensive opportunities throughout the game, coupled with an untimely penalty late in the third period that was ultimately the difference in the game.”
“Give John Jay credit, they played a great game and battled to the end.”
Laprine tied it with an unassisted goal with 9:36 left and then scored a power-play goal to give the Indians the lead for good with 3:55 remaining.
Shawn Smith added an empty-net goal with 20 seconds left.
Dustin Plumadore made 21 saves in the Beekmantown nets.
John Jay 5, Beekmantown 3
John Jay 2 0 3 — 5
Beekmantown 0 3 0 — 3
First period- 1, JJ, Laprine (Maloof, Prestsmo), 8:34. 2, JJ, Prestamo shg, 14:11.
Second period- 3, Beek, Parent (Waterbury, Buksa), 5:31. 4, Beek, Constanty ppg (Dominy, Parent), 8:19. 5, Beek, Foster (Constanty, Parent), 12:28.
Third period- 6, JJ, Laprine, 5:34. 7, JJ, Laprine ppg (Wertz), 11:05. 8, JJ, Smith eng (Manno), :14:40.
Shots: John Jay 26, Beekmantown 26.
Saves: Lanza, JJ, 23. Plumadore, Beek, 21.
LAKE PLACID 8, SARANAC LAKE 0
SARANAC LAKE — Troy Jacques and Kiefer Casler scored two goals each as the Blue Bombers skated to a one-sided win over the rival Red Storm in nonleague play.
Chris Williams, Nzoni Thompson, Dillon Savage and Evan Damp also tallied goals for Lake Placid, which jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first period.
Tucker Angelopoulos recorded the shutout in net for the Blue Bombers, who held a 53-18 shot advantage. Blake Darrah played the majority of the game in net for the Red Storm and made 42 stops.
“Lake Placid came out of the blocks and played a very physical, up-tempo game,” Saranac Lake coach Will Ellsworth said. “We were not able to match their physicality or emotion.
“The game was a benefit for the Wounded Warrior Project and it was great to see the support in the stands for both teams.”
Lake Placid 8, Saranac Lake 0
Lake Placid 4 2 2 — 8
Saranac Lake 0 0 0 — 0
First period- 1, LP, Williams (Thompson), :31. 2, LP, Casler (Kane), 1:37. 3, LP, Thompson (T. Jacques), 8:37. 4, LP, T. Jacques (Savage), 13:37.
Second period- 5, LP, Savage ppg (Thompson, E. Smith), 10:28. 6, LP, T. Jacques (E. Smith, Savage), 12:50.
Third period- 7, LP, E. Damp, 6:48. 8, LP, Casler, 8:09.
Shots: Lake Placid 53, Saranac Lake 18.
Saves: Darrah (42), Courcelle (3), SL, 45. Angelopoulos, LP, 18.