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January 13, 2014

B'town, Placid girls bow in hockey

PLATTSBURGH — Sarah Wagner’s goal midway through the third period broke a 1-all tie and helped give Hanover, N.H. a 3-1 victory over Beekmantown in nonleague girls’ hockey on Sunday.

Matti Hartman gave the visitors the lead with 10:36 gone in the first period.

It stayed that way until Connor LaPierre, with Kallie Villemaire assisting, tied it with a power-play goal with 5:44 elapsed in the third.

But less than two minutes later, at 7:40, Wagner put Hanover ahead to stay.

Caroline Howell then added an empty-net goal with 22 seconds left in regulation.

Both teams took 23 shots on goal, with Katie Fenton making 22 saves for Hanover and Taylor Laurin 20 for Beekmantown.

The loss ended the Eagles’ 4-game winning streak and dropped Beekmantown to 9-6 on the season.

Hanover is 4-time defending state champions in New Hampshire.

“It was an evenly-played game and we redeemed ourselves a little bit from the last time we played them,” Beekmantown coach Ray Guay said.

“Any time you play the 4-time state champs, you’re going to have your hands full. But I thought we gave a great team effort and played a strong game.

“It was a good game for us to play at this point in the season because of their speed. It will help us get ready for the post season.”

Hanover, N.H. 3, Beekmantown 1

Hanover, N.H.        1 0 2 3

Beekmantown       0 0 1 1

First period- 1, Han, Hartman, 1:36.

Third period- 2, Beek, LaPierre ppg (Ka. Villemaire), 5:44. 3, Han, Wagner, 7:40. 4, Han, Howell eng, 14:38.

Shots: Hanover 23, Beekmantown 23.

Saves: Fenton, Han, 22. Laurin, Beek, 20.

SATURDAY

ALBANY ACADEMY 4, LAKE PLACID 1

LAKE PLACID — Abbey Nolan, Ariella Haas and Marielle McHale all scored second-period goals to break it open for Albany Academy.

Allison First opened the scoring for Albany Academy in the first period before the winners tacked on three more in the second, with two of the goals coming on the power play.

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