December 6, 2012

PHS defeats defending champion Red Storm

PLATTSBURGH — Plattsburgh High opened its hockey season with a difficult matchup in two-time Champlain Valley Athletic Conference champion Saranac Lake.

The Hornets, though, came away with a big 2-1 victory over the Red Storm in boys’ high school hockey Wednesday.

“It was opening night and any time you can beat the two-time defending champs it is a good thing, obviously,” Plattsburgh coach Jamie Reidy said. “It was not a bad game overall. As usual to start the year we have a lot to work on, but we showed a lot of heart to pull the game out.

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“It was a good team effort and getting a CVAC win to start the season is a positive thing.”

Alex Maston scored the game-winner at the 8:54 mark of the third period with Jack Tolosky and Mike Stetz collecting the assists.

Tolosky gave the Hornets an early 1-0 lead with an unassisted goal at the 12:31 mark of the first period.

Quin Urquhart tied the game at one with a goal at the 6:24 mark of period two. Nicholas Bayruns assisted on the goal.

Robby Knowles captured the win in net for Plattsburgh with 20 saves. Blake Darrah turned away 18 shots in a losing cause.

Plattsburgh 2, Saranac Lake 1

Saranac Lake 0 1 0 — 1

Plattsburgh 1 0 1 — 2

First period- 1, PHS, Tolosky, 12:31.

Second period- 2, SL, Urquhart (Bayruns) 6:24.

Third period- 3, PHS, Maston (Tolosky, Stetz), 8:54.

Shots: Plattsburgh 21, Sarnac Lake 20

Saves: Darrah, SL, 18. Knowles, PHS, 20.

Franklin Academy 3, Norwood-Norfolk 1

MALONE — Franklin Academy scored three goals in the second period and opened its Northern Athletic Conference season with a win.

Kaden Pickering’s goal late in the first period gave Norwood-Norfolk the lead.

Bailey Conklin’s power-play goal midway through the second stanza tied it for the Huskies (1-0) and then Trevor Henderson and Tanner Studlack both scored in the final two minutes of the second.

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