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April 9, 2013

Lake Placid's Kane named MVP to lead CVAC hockey All-Stars

PLATTSBURGH — The Beekmantown boys’ hockey team picked up this year’s Section VII championship with a 4-3 defeat of Plattsburgh High and earned an automatic berth to the Division II state semifinals.

The Eagles and Hornets each landed three Champlain Valley Athletic Conference all-stars — more than any other team.



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High-scoring forward Eddie Kane of Lake Placid was named the league’s Most Valuable Player and earned a spot on the First Team, too.

Rob Francis of Northeastern Clinton and Saranac Lake’s Will Ellsworth grabbed Co-Coach of the Year honors.

Saranac and Saranac Lake were co-winners of the Ray Holmes Sportsmanship Award.

FIRST TEAM FORWARDS

Eddie Kane (Lake Placid)- A senior, Kane was also named the Most Valuable Player in the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference. He scored three or more goals in a game on three occasions and finished the season with 27 goals and 41 points.

Nathan Foster (Beekmantown)- Foster, who was also named to Division-II’s first-team all-state team, helped the Eagles to an 18-4-1 record with 31 goals and 51 points. The junior registered a hat trick in Beekmantown’s 4-3 overtime loss to Syracuse CBA/Jamesville-DeWitt in the Division II state semifinals.

Jack Tolosky (Plattsburgh High)- The junior center helped the Hornets advance to the Section VII title game with a game-winning goal at 5:11 of double overtime against Lake Placid Feb. 22. Tolosky accumulated 16 goals and 24 assists, good for 40 points on the season.

DEFENSEMAN

Bradley Shumway (Saranac Lake)- Shumway, also a junior, anchored the Red Storm’s defensive core to two shutouts. The blue liner scored goals against Niskayuna-Schenectady, Lake Placid, Beekmantown and Saranac, while totaling four assists on the year.

Eric Bechard (Plattsburgh High)- With the Hornets riddled with injuries at the halfway point of the season, Bechard was forced to move back on the blue line. The sophomore, though, played a critical role in Plattsburgh High’s offense, scoring 10 goals and adding 10 assists.

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