SARANAC LAKE — Jack Tolosky’s goal midway through the second period broke a 2-all tie and lifted Plattsburgh High to a 3-2 victory over Saranac Lake in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference hockey action.
The Hornets held a 2-0 lead at one time before the Red Storm battled back to tie it after two.
Eric Bechard and Kurtis Olsen tallied goals in the first period for Plattsburgh.
But goals by Chris Spicer and Blake Battistoni pulled Saranac Lake even in the second before Tolosky netted the game-winner, with Bechard and John Fine-Lease adding the assists, at the 9:10 mark.
“I thought we had a good first period, with a lot of energy,” Plattsburgh coach Jamie Reidy said. “But we made a lot of mental mistakes the second half of the game. Give Saranac Lake credit, they certainly didn’t quit. They played a good third period against us.”
“Plattsburgh had a very up-tempo first period that caught us off guard,” Saranac Lake coach Will Ellsworth said. “We were able to battle back from a 2-goal deficit to tie it.
“As the game progressed, our team put together a decent third period. But we gave up way too many shots to win a hockey game.”
Plattsburgh finished with a 39-24 shot advantage. Freshman Dean Dashnaw made 22 saves for the Hornets and a busy Blake Darrah 36 stops for the Red Storm.
“Colin Giroux stood out for us — he worked hard and played a solid game,” Reidy said. “But we need to be sharper to move along.
“But any time you get two points in a league game, that’s a good thing. So, we will take it.”
Plattsburgh 3, Saranac Lake 2
Plattsburgh 2 1 0 — 3
Saranac Lake 0 2 0 — 2
First period- 1, PHS, Bechard (Tolosky, Olsen), 7:36. 2, PHS, Olsen (Fine-Lease, Bechard), 8:50.
Second period- 3, SL, Spicer (Cluckey, B. Darrah), :31. 4, SL, Battistoni (Cluckey), 3:59. 5, PHS, Tolosky (Bechard, Fine-Lease), 9:10.
Shots: Plattsburgh 39, Saranac Lake 24.
Saves: B. Darrah, SL, 36. Dashnaw, PHS, 22.
SARANAC 5, NORTHEASTERN CLINTON 5 (OT)
ROUSES POINT — Jacob Lilledahl scored two third-period goals and the Chiefs, despite getting outshot by a 43-18 margin, rallied for a league overtime tie with the Cougars at the Rouses Point Civic Center.
Lilledahl and Luke Carpenter led Saranac with two goals each and Alex Zurlo added one.
Ryan Marks tallied twice for Northeastern Clinton, while Reece Tucker, Kyler Guay and Dayton Roberts finished with a goal apiece.
The Cougars took a 5-3 lead into the third before Lilledahl scored twice to tie it, the second coming with just 2:14 left in regulation.
Jeffrey Smith made 38 saves for the Chiefs and Anthony Piche 13 stops for the Cougars.
“I felt we probably let that win get away,” NCCS coach Rob Francis said. “We carried play, but made a couple of mental mistakes and Saranac capitalized on them.
“Ryan Marks and Reece Tucker had strong games for us and I thought their goalie played real well.”
Saranac 5, Northeastern Clinton 5 (OT)
Saranac 2 1 2 0 — 5
N. Clinton 1 4 0 0 — 5
First period- 1, NCCS, Tucker, 4:34. 2, Sar, Zurlo (Lilledahl, Bridgeman), 8:25. 3, Sar, Carpenter, 11:17.
Second period- 4, NCCS, Guay (Marks, Roberts), :25. 5, Marks, 1:34. 6, NCCS, Roberts (Marks, Tucker), 5:07. 7, Sar, Carpenter (Baker), 5:22. 8, NCCS, Marks (Guay), 9:35.
Third period- 9, Sar, Lilledahl, 5:12. 10, Sar, Lilledahl, 12:46.
Shots: Northeastern Clinton 43. Saranac 18.
Saves: Smith, Sar, 38. Piche, NCCS, 13.
Norwood-Norfolk 6, Franklin Academy 3
MALONE — The Huskies dug themselves into a hole, facing a 4-1 deficit midway through the second period.
“We came out flat in the first period,” Franklin Academy coach Kevin St. Hilaire said. “(We) had some real good scoring opportunities and did not capitalize on them. We also gave up three power-play goals, which was the difference in the game.”
The Flyers received goal contributions from Austin Cousineau, Kaden Pickering, Zeb Brown and Coby Munson. Cousineau and Munson each registered two tallies.
Kyler Head, Josh Trombley and Jake Henning scored for the Huskies. Trombley’s marker was his first-career goal at the varsity level.
Brandon Richards made 18 saves in the win. Despite being credited with the loss, Joey Brown stopped 32-of-38 shots faced.
Norwood-Norfolk 6, Franklin Academy 3
Norwood-N’folk 3 1 2 — 6
Franklin Acad. 1 1 1 — 3
First period- 1, NN, Cousineau (Brown, Uppstromm), 4:52. 2, NN, Pickering (Cousineau, Cryderman), 6:49. 3, FA, Head (Perry), 11:56. 4, NN, Brown (Pickering, Cousineau), 12:25.
Second period- 5, NN, Munson (Cryderman, Pickering), 7:17. 6, FA, Trombley (Conklin, Perry), 7:48.
Third period- 7, NN, Munson (Brown, Cryderman), 0:22. 8, NN, Cousineau (Pickering, Brown), 7:44. 9, FA, Henning (Cooley, Henderson), 12:34.
Shots: Norwood-Norfolk 38. Franklin Academy 21.
Saves: Brown, FA, 32. Richards, NN, 18.
SALMON RIVER 5, POTSDAM 4
FORT COVINGTON — Nathan Smoke and Shawn Davis scored third-period goals to rally the Shamrocks past the Sandstoners in Northern Athletic Conference play.
Smoke tallied at 1:46 of the third to tie it and Davis won it with a power-play goal at 2:28.
Tyren Boots, Ty Terrance and Kyle Lewis had the other Salmon River goals.
Potsdam grabbed a 2-0 lead less than two minutes into the game, with Courson Green opening the scoring eight seconds in and Logan Ford making it 2-0 at 1:27.
Green added two more goals later on.
Salmon River finished with a 31-22 shot advantage.
Salmon River 5, Potsdam 4
Potsdam 3 1 0 — 4
Salmon River 2 1 2 — 5
First period- 1, Pots, Green, :08. 2, Pots, Ford (Warden), 1:27. 3, SR, Boots (Thomas), 5:05. 4, SR, Terrance shg, 9:18. 5, Pots, Green ppg (Ford, Mosey),13:52.
Second period- 6, SR, Lewis shg (Terrance), 2:19. 7, Pots, Green (Mosey, Bartelle), 4:15.
Third period- 8, SR, Smoke (Lewis, Sisto), 1:46. 9, SR, Davis ppg (Lazore), 2:28.
Shots: Salmon River 31, Potsdam 22.
Saves: Prairie, Pots, 26. Cummings, SR, 18.