ROUSES POINT — Alex Duffy and Jordan LaMere scored goals and Cody Young recorded a shutout in net Saturday afternoon as Northeastern Clinton skated to a 2-0 win over Saranac Lake in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference boys’ hockey at the Rouses Point Civic Center.
The first period was scoreless, and Duffy gave the Cougars (6-7, 3-2) the lead with 31 seconds gone in the second. The assists went to Zac Guay and Dayton Roberts.
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It stayed that way until the 12:46 mark of the third when LaMere tallied off a Nick Palmer assist.
Young turned away 21 shots in net for the shutout. Northeastern Clinton held a 30-21 advantage in shots, and Justin Farmer made 28 stops for the Red Storm.
“It was a great game for us, and Cody played real well in net,” said Northeastern Clinton coach Rob Francis. “Defensively, we were able to control the puck.
“We were able to get our cycle going and made the most of a couple of opportunities. We played three solid periods.”
NCCS 2, Saranac Lake 0
Saranac Lake 0 0 0 — 0
NCCS 0 1 1 — 2
Second period- 1, NCCS, Duffy (Guay, Roberts), :31.
Third period- 2, NCCS, LaMere (Palmer), 12:46.
Shots: NCCS 30, Saranac Lake 21.
Saves: Young, NCCS, 21. Farmer, SL, 28.
Shaker-Colonie 3, Beekmantown 2
PLATTSBURGH — Sean Phillips’ second goal of the game, at 5:31 of the third period, lifted the Jets past the Eagles in a nonleague encounter at the Ameri-Can North Sports Center.
Following a scoreless first period, Austin Bradish gave Beekmantown the lead at 2:43 of the second, with Brenden Carnright and Cole Carter assisting.
Phillips then tallied a power-play goal at 11:27 to bring Shaker-Colonie even. But Carter’s power-play goal, off a Kyle Bisonette assist, put the Eagles back in front at the 12:15 mark.
The Jets, however, tied it on Mike Mineau’s power-play goal with 1:32 remaining in the second, setting the stage for Phillips’ game-winning marker.
Dustin Plumadore made 40 saves in net for the Eagles, and Zach Dignum had 18 stops for the Jets, who skated to a 6-2 win at Northeastern Clinton the night before.
“Both teams battled and competed for 45 minutes,” Beekmantown coach Justin Frechette said. “There are no excuses for our program why we didn’t win the game. Shaker-Colonie capitalized on one more scoring opportunity than we did.
“It’s a shame one team had to lose. But I think this game made us a better team. Shaker-Colonie is a top-ranked Division I team in Section II. It was a great high school hockey game.”
The Eagles (11-3) are in Lake Placid on Tuesday in CVAC play.
Shaker-Colonie 0 2 1 — 3
Beekmantown 0 2 0 — 2
Second period- 1, Beek, Bradish (Carnright, Carter), 2:43. 2, S-C, Phillips ppg, 11:27. 3, Beek, Carter ppg (Bisonette), 12:15. 4, S-C, Mineau ppg (Phillips, Leach), 13:28.
Third period- 5, S-C, Phillips (O’Neil), 5:31.
Shots: Shaker-Colonie 42, Beekmantown 20.
Saves: Dignum, S-C, 18. Plumadore, Beek, 39.
Plattsburgh 5, South Glens Falls 0
SOUTH GLENS FALLS — Jack Tolosky and Alex Maston combined for seven points as the Hornets skated to a nonleague win over South Glens Falls-Hudson Falls.
Plattsburgh (10-5, 5-1) bounced back from a tough 3-2 overtime loss at Bethlehem the night before.
“It was a quick turnaround from our game last night and we started slowly today,” Plattsburgh coach Jamie Reidy said. “But we started moving our feet more in the second period and got our cycle going.”
Tolosky gave the Hornets the lead at 6:34 of the first, with the assists going to Maston and Michael Stetz.
Then, late in the second, Andrew Bechard tallied from Maston at 12:47 and then Maston on a breakaway from Tolosky and Stetz at 14:56 to make it 3-0.
In the third, it was Devin Clarke from Noah Gagnier and Tolosky at 5:39 and Tolosky, off an Andrew Bechard assist, at 9:33.
Giancarlo Ventre and Robby Knowles combined for the shutout in net for Plattsburgh with a combined 24 saves.
“Both played well,” Reidy said. “We got strong play from Eric Bechard and Ryan Whalen. They have been playing just about every position for us and are great character players. Kevin Dandrow is a freshman who has been playing well on offense.”
Connor Murphy turned aside 30 shots for the Bulldogs.
The Hornets host Northeastern Clinton on Feb. 2.
South Glens Falls 0
Plattsburgh 1 2 2 — 5
South Glens Falls 0 0 0 —0
First period- 1, PHS, Tolosky (Maston, Stetz), 6:34.
Second period- 2, PHS, A. Bechard (Maston), 12:47. 3, PHS, Maston (Tolosky, Stetz), 14:56.
Third period- 4, PHS, Clarke (Gagnier, Tolosky), 5:39. 5, PHS, Tolosky (A. Bechard), 9:33.
Shots: Plattsburgh 35, South Glens Falls 24.
Saves: Ventre, Knowles, PHS, 24. Murphy, SGF, 30.
Lake Placid 8, Fulton 0
LAKE PLACID — Eddie Kane led a balanced scoring attack with two goals and two assists in Lake Placid’s 8-0 drubbing of Fulton in nonleague play.
The Blue Bombers received contributions from Pat Kane, Chris Williams and Ryan Damp, for a 3-0 first-period lead.
Lake Placid continued its dominance in the second when Keegan Barney, Eddie Kane and Kiefer Casler all tallied markers.
Jeffrey Smith, Kamm Cassidy and Tucker Angelopoulos combined for 11 saves between the pipes in the blanking.
“We did a nice job taking care of business,” Blue Bombers head coach Keith Clark said. “It was nice that we got a lot of different guys in the score sheet. It was a total team effort.”
Clark’s squad plays host to Beekmantown Tuesday night in a highly-anticipated CVAC showdown.
Lake Placid 8, Fulton 0
Fulton 0 0 0 — 0
Lake Placid 3 3 2 —8
First period- 1, LP, P. Kane (E. Kane), 7:29. 2, LP, Williams (E. Kane), 9:54. 3, LP, Damp (Thompson), 14:05.
Second period- 4, K. Barney (Meyer), 3:15. 5, LP, E. Kane (Williams), 5:03. 6, LP, Casler (P. Kane, Damp), 10:37.
Third period- 7, E. Kane (Reid, Thompson), 2:45. 8, LP, Kroes (Casler, Reid), 4:02.
Shots: Lake Placid 31. Fulton 8.
Saves: Smith (3), Cassidy (0), Angelopoulos (5), LP, 8. Ladd, F, 23.