Press-Republican

January 26, 2013

PHS falls in OT; Saranac Lake captures win


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DELMAR — A depleted hockey team doesn’t do much good this late in the season.

Chris Caswell’s game-winning goal with 1:28 elapsed in overtime helped Bethlehem to a 3-2 win over an injury-ridden Plattsburgh High team in boys’ non-league action Friday night.



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RJ Diego helped the Eagles get on the board with just 1:24 remaining in the opening stanza with the assist credited to Joey Verstandig.

However, Eric Bechard notched the game at one a piece with a tally at 4:34 of the middle stanza. Jack Tolosky and Alex Maston each had an assist.

After Verstandig made it 2-1, the Hornets answered right back.

Tolosky registered his first of the game with 51 seconds remaining in the second period.

“I thought we played well in their building, and met the challenge,” Plattsburgh High coach Jamie Reidy said. “The first two goals we gave up were mental lapses in the defensive zone.

“We ran out of gas because we don’t have the numbers right now. We gain a lot coming out of this game, and it was a solid effort.”

The Hornets play South Glens Falls today at 1 p.m.

Bethlehem 3, Plattsburgh High 2 (OT)

Plattsburgh High 0 2 0 0 — 2

Bethlehem 1 1 0 1 — 3

First period- 1, B, Diego (Verstandig), 13:36.

Second period- 2, PHS, E. Bechard (Tolosky, Maston), 4:34. 3, B, Verstandig (Carroll), 7:23. 4, PHS, Tolosky (Maston, Clarke), 14:09.

Overtime- 5, B, Caswell (Carroll, Diego), 3:32.

Shots: Bethlehem 24. Plattsburgh High 18.

Saves: Knowles 15-17, Ventre 6-7, PHS, 21-24. Cooley, B, 16-18.

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Saranac Lake 4, Fulton 0

SARANAC LAKE — Grant Strack scored two goals and assisted on another for the Red Storm (4-5-4) in their non-league win.

Saranac Lake took the lead in the first period when Strack scored from Christian Thomas at 7:12.

The Red Storm then added two more in the second when Thomas tallied from Quinn Urquhart and Strack 52 seconds in and Nick Bayruns off a Chris Spicer assist at the 5:33 mark.

Strack closed out the scoring 2:03 into the third, with the assists going to Urquhart and Bradley Shumway.

Justin Farmer recorded the shutout in net with 21 saves as Saranac Lake held a 31-21 shot advantage. Brandon Ladd made 27 stops for Fulton.

“We played well,” said Saranac Lake coach Will Ellsworth. “We’ve had to overcome a lot of adversity and we’re starting to get our guys back so we can go out there and compete.

“Farmer is a freshman and he played very well. We also did a good job blocking shot and keeping shots to the outside.”

Saranac Lake 4, Fulton 0

Fulton 0 0 0 — 0

Saranac Lake 1 2 1 — 4

First period- 1, SL, Strack (Thomas), 7:12.

Second period- 2, SL, Thomas (Urquhart, Strack), :52. 3, SL, Bayruns (Spicer), 5:33.

Third period- 4, SL, Strack (Urquhart, Shumway), 2:03.

Shots: Saranac Lake 31, Fulton 21.

Saves: Farmer, SL, 21. Ladd, Ful, 27.

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Shaker-Colonie 6, Northeastern Clinton 2

ROUSES POINT — The injury-riddled Cougars were up against it from the start against a deep Shaker-Colonie squad.

The Albany-area invaders scored twice in the last 65 seconds of the first period and went on to defeat Northeastern Clinton in non-league boys’ hockey action Friday night at the Rouses Point Civic Center.

“We’re pretty shorthanded right now with guys injured and sick,” related NCCS Coach Rob Francis. “We’re trying to put together two lines and they (Shaker-Colonie) come in here with four lines.

“I was proud of our kids, though. They hung in there and played hard.”

Shaker-Colonie jumped out to a 1-0 lead at 8:50, but Zac Guay pulled NCCS even with a goal at 12:40, set up by Alex Duffy and Kastle Birch).

However, it took the visitors just over a minute to go back on to stay. They tacked on another score with 30 seconds left in the period and then added two more in the second to take charge.

Freshman forward Dayton Roberts picked up his first varsity goal at 3:15 of the third to close out the scoring for Northeastern Clinton.

Shaker-Colonie held a commanding 42-16 advantage in shots with the Cougars’ Cody Young coming up with 36 saves.

Northeastern Clinton (5-7) will host Saranac Lake at 2:30 p.m. today in conference play.

Shaker-Colonie 6, NCCS 2

Score by periods:

Shaker-Colonie 3 2 1 — 6

Northeastern Clinton 1 0 1 — 2

First period- 1, S-C, Leach (Vetrone), 8:50. 2, NCCS, Guay (Duffy, K. Birch), 12:40. 3, S-C, Vetrone (Mineau), 13:45. 4, S-C, Bink (O’Neil), 14:30.

Second period- 5, S-C, Phillips (O’Neil, Hildenbrandt), 2:48. 6, S-C, Mineau (Phillips, Serafino), 14:40.

Third period- 7, S-C, Phillips, 0:13. 8, NCCS, Roberts (Littlefield, Letourneau), 3:15.

Shots: Shaker-Colonie, 42; NCCS, 16.

Saves: Wolanin, S-C, 14; Young, NCCS, 36.

Girls

Albany Academy 3, Lake Placid 2

LAKE PLACID — Despite a two-point performance from Sam Barney, the Lake Placid girls’ hockey team dropped a 3-2 setback to Albany Academy.

Maura Mulligan notched the game-winning goal with 1:10 remaining in regulation, and the Blue Bombers (8-6-2) were unable to tie the game at three.

Goaltender Zoe Shannon was credited with the win between the pipes, fending off nine of 11 shots on goal. Tanner Stanton was forced to kicked away 20 shots and was tagged with the loss.

If Saranac Lake ties or beats Albany Academy this morning, Lake Placid will host the Bears for the first round of sectionals this Wednesday at 6 p.m. However, if Albany Academy wins, the Blue Bombers will travel down to the Capital District region.

Albany Academy 3, Lake Placid 2

Albany Academy 0 2 1 — 3

Lake Placid 0 1 1 — 2

Second period- 1, AA, Mulligan (Phelps, McHale), 10:32 (pp). 2, AA, Nolan (Phelps), 11:32. 3, LP, B. Reid (Barney), 14:37.

Third period- 4, S. Barney (Manning, P. Barney), 13:33. 5, AA, Mulligan (Tulchinsky), 13:50.

Shots: Albany Academy 23. Lake Placid 11.

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Beekmantown 3, Massena 0

MASSENA — The Eagles (17-1-1) closed out their regular season by scoring two short-handed goals in a shutout of the Red Raiders.

Emily Raville gave Beekmantown the lead at 6:07 of the first period, with Amy LoTemplio getting the assist.

LoTemplio and Amanda Peterson then tallied short-handed markers at 8:20 and 10:01, respectively, of the second period, with Kallie Villemaire assisting on both.

The Eagles doubled up their opponents in shots on goal, 36-18, and Kayleigh Bell stopped 18 shots for the shutout. Maddi Dillabaugh finished with 33 saves for Massena.

“We played pretty well for all three periods,” said Beekmantown coach Ray Guay. “I made a few adjustments going into the game and it seemed to make us a stronger team.

“I was happy with our performance.”

The Eagles will host a playoff game next Wednesday.

Beekmantown 3, Massena 0

Beekmantown 1 2 0 — 3

Massena 0 0 0 — 0

First period- 1, Beek, Raville (LoTemplio), 6:07.

Second period- 2, Beek, LoTemplio shg (Guay, Villemaire), 8:20. 3, Beek, Peterson shg (Villemaire), 10:01.

Shots: Beekmantown 36, Massena 18.

Saves: Bell, Beek, 18. Dillabaugh, Mass, 33.