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February 10, 2013

Beekmantown returns to Upstate Girls title game

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CANTON —

“The defense played really good overall, holding them to 11 shots was excellent. We worked hard and the girls came in not knowing what to expect, but we played our game and stuck to our plan. It paid off.”

Kayleigh Bell made nine saves for Beekmantown to capture the victory. Kaitlyn Timmons turned away 37 shots in a losing effort for Kenmore.

Today’s championship match gets under way at 2:30 p.m.

Beekmantown 3, Kenmore 2

Kenmore 1 0 1 — 2

Beekmantown 1 1 1 — 3

First period- 1, Beek, Peterson (Raville), 5:22. 2, Ken, Battista, 12:16.

Second period- 3, Beek Matott (Regan), 9:20.

Third period- 4, Beek, Raville (Guay, Peterson), 1:11. 5, Ken, Munley, 8:38.

Shots: Beekmantown 40, Kenmore 11.

Saves: Timmons, Ken, 37. Bell, Beek, 9,

BOYS

Northeastern Clinton 2, Saranac 2

ROUSES POINT — Jeremy Barber’s third-period goal helped the Chiefs secure a tie against the Cougars.

Alex Duffy netted a pair of second-period goals to give Northeastern Clinton a 2-1 lead after two. Kastle Birch had two assists, while Reece Tucker added one.

Tristan Archambault had a power-play goal for Saranac in the period with an assist from Jacob Lilledahl and Kyle Erickson.

Barber, though, buried his own power-play goal at the 2:27 mark of the third period to knot the game at two. Ryan McCall and Archambault had the assists.

“It was senior day (Saturday) and (Duffy and Birch) are both seniors,” Northeastern Clinton coach Rob Francis said. “They are just grinders, hacking and banging. They really work hard for their goals.

“Basically there was a scramble in the front (on the game tying goal). We didn’t help ourselves; both power plays we gave them were on bad decisions from our players.”

Seniors Zac Guay, Josh Rabideau and Cody Young all had strong efforts in Saturday’s game.

Young finished with 21 saves in net for the Cougars. Zach Lareau turned away 31 shots for the Chiefs.

Northeastern Clinton 2, Saranac 2

Saranac 0 1 1 0 — 2

NCCS 0 2 0 0 — 2

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