LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Blue Bombers settled for a 4-4 standoff with the Norwood-Norwood Flyers Monday afternoon after squandering a two-goal lead in the last 4 minutes of regulation.
Lake Placid (7-2-3) took a 4-2 advantage into the third period, but couldn’t hold on for the victory. Brandon Short scored a power-play goal at 11:34 for the Flyers, who then pulled their goaltender for an extra attacker. The move paid off when Cody Smith tipped in a shot from the point with 19 seconds left in the game.
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“We have to learn to take care of the lead,” Lake Placid Coach Keith Clark said. “The kids played hard, but we let one get away from us.
“It was a good game with a lot of up-and-down action. They’re a good transition team and we like to generate our offense in our zone.”
Each side scored twice in the first 15 minutes with Shane McNierney opening the gates with an unassisted tally at 2:52. After Troy Kovach and Dan Fyckes put Norwood-Norfolk up 2-1, Dillon Savage knotted it at 13:01.
Savage then gave the Blue Bombers a 3-2 lead with a goal 59 seconds into the second period. Eddie Kane connected three minutes later to extend the Blue Bombers’ lead to 4-2.
Lake Placid outshot Norwood-Norfolk 25-24 with Kamm Cassidy making 20 saves in the Blue Bomber goal. Norwood-Norfolk (7-6-1) used three goaltenders.
Lake Placid returns to play Wednesday, facing off against Northeastern Clinton in a CVAC contest in Rouses Point.
Lake Placid 4
Norwood-Norfolk 2 0 2 0 — 4
Lake Placid 2 2 0 0 — 4
First period- 1, LP, McNierney, 2:52. 2, N-N, Kovach (Doran, Smith), 10:57. 3, N-N, Fyckes (A. Cousineau, Pickering), 12:41. 4, LP, Savage (McNierney, Strack), 13:01.
Second period- 5, LP, Savage (E. Kane, Barney), 0:59. 6, LP, E. Kane (Savage), 3:39.
Third period- 7, NN, Short ppg (Munson, A. Cousineau), 11:34. 8, N-N, Smith (Kovach, Fyckes), 14:41.