PLATTSBURGH — The Plattsburgh High boys’ hockey team, with Ryan Whalen leading the way, bounced back Wednesday night.
Whalen scored the game’s first four goals and later added two assists as the Hornets, responding from Tuesday night’s 3-2 overtime loss in Lake Placid, skated to an 8-2 win over Saranac in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference play.
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Eric Bechard and Devin Clarke added two goals each for Plattsburgh, with Bechard also getting an assist.
Jack Tolosky assisted on four Hornets’ goals and Andrew Bechard on three.
Plattsburgh held a 2-0 lead after one period and outscored Saranac 5-2 in the second for a 7-2 advantage.
“It was a good rebound game for us after a tough loss in Lake Placid,” Plattsburgh coach Jamie Reidy said. “We keep improving, and I’m happy with the production we’re getting from younger players like Kevin Dandrow, Eusong Choe, Colin Giroux, Gavin Giroux, Jeff Latinville and Ben Champagne.”
Jacob Lilledahl and Tristan Archambault scored the Saranac goals.
Jeff Smith was busy in the Saranac nets with 53 saves as Plattsburgh held a 61-14 shot advantage.
Plattsburgh 8, Saranac 2
Plattsburgh 2 5 1 — 8
Saranac 0 2 0 — 2
First period- 1, PHS, Whalen (Tolosky, E. Bechard), 9:22. 2, PHS, Whalen (A. Bechard, Fine-Lease), 12:18.
Second period- 3, PHS, Whalen (A. Bechard, Fine-Lease), :54. 4, PHS, Whalen (A. Bechard, Tolosky), 8:12. 5, Sar, Lilledahl (Archambault), 9:32. 6, PHS, E. Bechard (Tolosky, Weeden), 9:41. 7, Sar, Archambault (Carpenter), 12:54. 8, PHS, E. Bechard (Tolosky), 13:12. 9, PHS, Clarke (Whalen, Side), 14:22.
Third period- 10, PHS, Clarke (Whalen), 8:15.
Shots: Plattsburgh 61, Saranac 14.
Saves: Smith, Sar, 53. Dashnaw (9), Ladue (3), PHS, 12.
BEEKMANTOWN 7SARANAC LAKE 3
PLATTSBURGH — Nathan Foster scored three goals and Kyle Constanty added two to lead the Eagles past the Red Storm.
The Eagles (6-1) took a 5-2 lead into the third period when David Cluckey scored with 3:11 remaining to bring to Red Storm to within two.
But Foster finished off his hat trick with 1:23 left and Brantley Marion then added his first varsity goal with 23 ticks left.
“Foster’s third goal was a big one for us,” Beekmantown coach Justin Frechette said.
Foster tallied two goals and Ryan Waterbury one in the first period to give the Eagles a 3-1 lead. Constanty then added his two in the second.
Drew Sturgeon scored in the first stanza and Bradley Shumway in the second for the Red Storm.
“The team responded well after a tough loss on Sunday,” Frechette said. “We did a good job controlling the neutral zone, got the puck in deep to get our cycle going and were able to get the puck to the net.
“Our defense did a good job in the neutral zone. We still have some things to work on, and Saranac Lake kept coming at us. But in the end, we found a way to close it out.”
Beekmantown finished with a 36-25 shot advantage. Dustin Plumadore made 22 saves in net for the victory and Blake Darrah stopped 29 shots for Saranac Lake.
The Eagles will next host Northeastern Clinton at 7 p.m. Friday at the Ameri-Can North Sports Center.
Beekmantown 7, Saranac Lake 3
Saranac Lake 1 1 1 — 3
Beekmantown 3 2 2 — 7
First period- 1, Beek, Waterbury (Barriere, Buksa), 1:20. 2, SL, Sturgeon ppg (Dawson), 2:25. 3, Beek, Foster ppg (Plumadore), 12:42. 4, Beek, Foster, 14:01.
Second period- 5, Beek, Constanty (Dominy, LaClair), 3:39. 6, SL, Shumway ppg (Battistoni), 4:35. 7, Beek, Constanty (Waterbury), 10:18.
Third period- 8, SL, Cluckey (Shumway, Battistoni), 11:49. 9, Beek, Foster (Barriere, Dominy), 13:37. 10, Beek, Marion (Pepper, Wawrzynski), 14:37.
Shots: Beekmantown 36, Saranac Lake 25.
Saves: Plumadore, Beek, 22. Darrah, SL, 29.
NACSalmon River 4, Franklin Academy 1
MALONE — The Shamrocks tallied three goals in the third period to pull away from the Huskies in a Northern Athletic Conference game.
Tye Terrance scored his second of the night 4:40 into the third to put Salmon River ahead 2-1, and Sean David and Chad George added goals before the game ended. George also earned an assist in the game.
Aidan Comins turned away 17 shots for the win.
Trevor Cooley scored Franklin Academy’s goal 6:03 into the first to tie the game. Joey Brown made 31 saves.
“We played a great first two periods. Came out a little flat in the third,” Franklin Academy coach Kevin St. Hilaire said. “We had a tough stretch that included Massena, Potsdam and Salmon River, all Division 1 teams. We hung with all three for most of the games. We need to build on that and continue to get better as we head back into our own division.”
Salmon River 4, Franklin Academy 1
Salmon River 1 0 3 — 4
Franklin Academy 1 0 0 — 1
First period- 1, SR, Terrance (Sisto), 2:12. 2, FA, Cooley (Henning, Henderson), 6:03.
Third period- 3, SR, Terrance (George, Smoke), 4:40. 4, SR, David (R. Boots), 6:47. 5, SR, George (T. Boots), 13:58.
Shots: Salmon River 35, Franklin Academy 18.
Saves: Comins, SR, 17. Brown, FA, 31.