PLATTSBURGH — The Beekmantown boys’ hockey team broke the game open with three second-period goals Wednesday night and skated to a 4-0 Champlain Valley Athletic Conference victory over Plattsburgh High at the Ameri-Can North Sports Center.
Josh Barriere and Nathan Foster scored two goals each for the Eagles (8-1, 4-0), while Dustin Plumadore was in net for the shutout with 28 saves.
“I was real proud of the guys,” Beekmantown coach Justin Frechette said. “We were able to set the tempo, get the puck down low and get our cycling going.
“We played excellent in the neutral zone and I thought special teams were the difference in the game. We played real well on the power play and penalty kill.”
Dean Dashnaw turned away 24 shots for the Hornets (5-6, 2-3), who were outshot by a 30-28 edge.
“Plattsburgh has a lot of skilled players and good offensive players,” Frechette said. “We were able to keep them off the board.
“We had a couple of players not available and some of the younger players, like eighth-grader Nathan Hebert, stepped up for us on defense. Playing in a big environment didn’t bother him.”
The Hornets played a good first period, but had nothing to show for it with Barriere scoring the lone goal of the stanza at 13:36.
Beekmantown then took charge in the second, with Foster making it 2-0 just 36 seconds in, followed by Barriere at 4:39 and Foster at 14:14.
“(Wednesday) was one of those games where we were able, as coaches, to teach a lot of life lessons,” Plattsburgh High coach Jamie Reidy said. “As coaches at this level, it’s not always about wins and losses — it’s about playing the game with discipline and respecting our opposition at all times. I was proud of the way our boys played with class.
“We’ll get back to work (today). I reminded the boys the last time I checked, all CVAC teams make the playoffs.”
Beekmantown 4, Plattsburgh 0
Beekmantown 1 3 0 — 4
Plattsburgh 0 0 0 — 0
First period- 1, Beek, Barriere (Foster, Constanty), 13:36.
Second period- 2, Beek, Foster (LaClair), :36. 3, Beek, Barriere (Parent), 4:39. 4, Beek, Foster, 14:14.
Shots: Beekmantown 30, Plattsburgh 28.
Saves: Plumadore, Beek, 28. Dashnaw, PHS, 24.
Saranac Lake 3, Northeastern Clinton 1
SARANAC LAKE — The Red Storm scored three unanswered goals to defeat the Cougars.
Evan Hill tallied his first varsity goal 4:27 into the second period to knot the score at 1-1. Then Blake Battistoni potted a power-play goal in the third, and Chris Spicer added a short-handed marker.
“We were able to put together three solid periods of hockey and finish the game on a good defensive note,” Saranac Lake coach Will Ellsworth.
Blake Darrah made 15 saves for the Red Storm, and David Cluckey earned two assists.
Cameron Hurlburt had the Cougars’ goal in the first period.
Saranac Lake 3, Northeastern Clinton 1
NE Clinton 1 0 0 — 1
Saranac Lake 0 1 2 — 3
First period- 1, NCCS, Hurlburt (Brilotti, Marks), 10:00 (pp).
Second period- 2, SL, Hill (Cluckey), 4:27.
Third period- 3, SL, B. Battistoni (Shumway, Cluckey), 7:47 (pp). 4, SL, Spicer,
Shots: Northeastern Clinton 16, Saranac Lake 23.
Saves: Roberts, NCCS, 20. B. Darrah, SL, 15.
LAKE PLACID 7, SARANAC 1
LAKE PLACID — Connor Preston scored three goals and Elias Smith added two as the Blue Bombers skated past the Chiefs.
Noah Mohr and Troy Jacques also tallied for Lake Placid, which jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first period.
Danny Bridgeman’s second-period goal put Saranac on the scoreboard.
The Blue Bombers held a 47-12 shot advantage, with three Lake Placid goals combining for 11 saves. Jeff Smith was busy in the Saranac nets with 40 stops.
“Our guys had a great start (Wednesday) and played a real steady first period,” Lake Placid coach Keith Clark said. “It was an important league win and now we need to get ready for Beekmantown next Wednesday.”
Lake Placid 7, Saranac 1
Saranac 0 1 0 — 1
Lake Placid 4 2 1 — 7
First period- 1, LP, Preston (Savage, T. Jacques), 3:29. 2, LP, Mohr (Williams, E. Smith), 6:26. 3, LP, E. Smith (McNierney), 8:51. 4, LP, Preston (D. Jacques), 11:42.
Second period- 5, LP, T. Jacques (Thompson, Damp), 3:13. 6, Sar, Bridgeman (Archambault, Fisher), 8:00. 7, LP, E. Smith (McNierney), 8:08.
Third period- 9, LP, Preston (T. Jacques, Damp), 12:54.
Shots: Lake Placid 47, Saranac 12.
Saves: Smith, Sar, 40. Angelopoulos (2), Cassidy (5), Collum (4), LP, 11.
Canton 3,Salmon River 3 (OT)
FORT COVINGTON — Josh Huiatt scored with 29 seconds left in regulation to lift the Golden Bears into a tie with the Shamrocks in a Northern Athletic Conference game.
Salmon River outshot Canton 44-21 and had a flurry of chances during a power play in overtime.
“I felt we definitely dominated large parts of that game,” Salmon River coach Tim Cook said. “At some point, our offense is going to break through and back the shots we’re getting with goals. This was the second game in a row that we controlled and haven’t necessarily gotten the puck luck or found the net as much as we hoped.”
The Shamrocks (5-5-2, 3-2-1) pulled ahead with goals by Tye Terrance and Kyle Lewis in the final minute of the second period. Terrance scored another one 21 seconds into the third to make it 3-1.
But Tanner Sanderson answered 38 seconds later, and Huiatt tied it in the third after the Golden Bears (4-5-1, 2-1-1) pulled their goalie.
Jon Stone made 41 saves for Canton, and Jarrod Jackson had 18 for Salmon River.
Cody Moore had Canton’s first goal.
Canton 3,Salmon River 3 (OT)
Canton 1 1 1 0 — 3
Salmon River 2 1 0 0 — 3
First period- 1, Can, Moore (Huiatt, Emerson), 11:19. 2, SR, Terrance (S. Thomas, George), 14:07 (pp). 3, SR, Lewis (R. Boots, S. Thomas),14:34.
Second period- 4, SR, Terrance, 0:21. 5, Can, Sanderson (McCormick, Emerson), 0:59.
Third period- 6, Can, Josh Huiatt (Gibson), 14:31 (ea).
Shots: Canton 21, Salmon River 44.
Saves: Stone, Can, 41. Jackson, SR, 18.
CANTON 5, LAKE PLACID 1
CANTON — Margaret Troiano scored three goals and assisted on two others as the Golden Bears defeated the Blue Bombers in a game closer than the final score would indicate.
Mary Kate Mace and Natalie Giglio also scored for Canton, while Blake Orosz assisted on four goals.
There was no scoring in the first period and Canton held a 1-0 lead through two. Two of the Golden Bears’ goals came in the final minute of play.
Sam Barney tallied the lone goal for Lake Placid, with Payton Barney assisting.
Elizabeth Burke made 24 saves in the Canton nets and Tanner Stanton stopped 25 shots for the Blue Bombers.
“Overall, we played well and the game was more even than the score shows,” Lake Placid coach Sandy Huber said. “Canton’s first line of Troiano, Giglio and Orosz is probably the best line we’ve faced this season.
“We did a good job containing them for two periods, but they wore us down in the third.”
Canton 5, Lake Placid 1
Lake Placid 0 0 1 — 1
Canton 0 1 4 — 5
Second period- 1, Can, Troiano (Giglio, Orosz), 1:57.
Third period- 2, Can, Mace (Troiano, Orosz), 2:54. 3, Can, Giglio (Troiano), 4:28. 4, LP, S. Barney (P. Barney), 13:07. 5, Can, Troiano (Giglio, Orosz), 14:04. 6, Can, Troiano (Orosz), 14:57.
Shots: Canton 30, Lake Placid 25.
Saves: Burke, Can, 24. Stanton, LP, 25.