SARANAC LAKE — David Cluckey’s four-point night helped the Saranac Lake boys’ hockey team snap its two-game skid in a 4-1 nonleague win over Tupper Lake Monday.
Cluckey, a captain, helped the Red Storm (3-5-1) to a two-goal lead with just five minutes and 52 seconds gone in the opening frame.
After Devin Roberge cut Saranac Lake’s advantage in half with a tally at the end of the first period, Brett Dawson solidified the victory with two third-period goals.
Blake Darrah was credited with the win between the pipes, fending off 33-of-34 shots faced. Tyler Nilsson accumulated 23 saves in the three-goal loss for the Lumberjacks.
Tupper Lake was able to manage a 34-27 advantage in shots on goal in the tilt.
Saranac Lake 4, Tupper Lake 1
Tupper Lake 1 0 0 — 1
Saranac Lake 2 0 2 — 4
First period- 1, SLCS, Cluckey, 4:05. 2, SLCS, Cluckey (Battistoni), 5:52. 3, TL, Roberge (Guerette, Sexton).
Third period- 4, SLCS, Dawson (Cluckey), 12:07. 5, SLCS, Dawson (Cluckey, Chapin), 13:33.
Shots: Tupper Lake 34. Saranac Lake 27.
Saves: Darrah, SLCS, 33. Nilson, TL, 23.