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January 15, 2014

Cluckey leads Saranac Lake over Tupper, 4-1

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. 

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