April 28, 2013

Beekmantown's Peterson leads girls' hockey All-Stars


---- — Beekmantown forward Amanda Peterson was named the league’s Most Valuable Player for the 2012-13 girls’ hockey season.

The Eagles, who picked up their first state championship with a 3-0 win over Potsdam Feb. 10, landed three players on this year’s All-Star team.

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Albany Academy nabbed First-Team forward Maura Mulligan, First-Team defenseman Teagan Ketchum, First-Team Co-Goaltender of the Year Zoe Shannon and Second-Team forward Merille McHale.

Lake Placid and Saranac Lake each registered two All-Stars.

Tom Sheehan, whose Albany Academy squad made it to the CVAC title game just one year removed from a 0-14-1 season, was named Coach of the Year.

There were eight players selected on the First-Team, including two First-Team Co-Goaltenders of the Year and four players on the Second-Team.

The odd results are because of ties in the voting process.

No coach was allowed to vote for his or her own players. With no way to break the ties, players were give co-awards.

First Team


Amanda Peterson, Beekmantown- Peterson was also named the league’s Most Valuable Player. The senior played a pivotal role in goal production down the stretch, scoring four goals in five postseason games. 

Emily Raville, Beekmantown- Raville tied with Peterson among the section’s top point-getters, finishing with 41. However, she was able to conclude her senior year with 24 goals, which was tops in the Girls’ Upstate Hockey League. Raville finished with two or more goals in a game on five occasions.

Kendra Manning, Lake Placid- Manning, a senior forward, had a big hand in generating offense for the Blue Bombers. She finished with nine of her team’s 41 goals, while accumulating 20 points in the process.


Sydney Battistoni, Saranac Lake- Battistoni, a senior captain on defense, finished with six goals and two assists for the Red Storm.


Katey Snyder, Saranac Lake- Snyder, a sophomore goaltender, played in 12 games. She accumulated 354 saves on 392 shots faced, good for a 90.3 save percentage.

Second Team


Kate Stevens, Saranac Lake- During her freshman year with the Red Storm, Stevens tallied three goals and one assist.


Ashley Terry, Beekmantown- Terry was one of the league’s best two-way players. A senior, she scored three goals and added six assists.

Carissa Kennedy, Lake Placid- Kennedy made an appearance in every Blue Bombers game this winter. She showed true versatility on the point with athleticism and goal-scoring abilities. Kennedy registered four goals and two assists, good for six points. 


Girls’ Hockey All-Stars


Forwards: Emily Raville (Beekmantown), Kendra Manning (Lake Placid), Maura Mulligan (Albany Academy), Amanda Peterson (Beekmantown).

Defenseman: Teagan Ketchum (Albany Academy), Sydney Battistoni (Saranac Lake).


Forwards: Merille McHale (Albany Academy), Kate Stevens (Saranac Lake).

Defenseman: Carissa Kennedy (Lake Placid), Kate Stevens (Saranac Lake).

First-Team Co-Goalies of the Year: Katey Snyder (Saranac Lake), Zoe Shannon (Albany Academy).

Player of the Year: Amanda Peterson (Beekmantown).

Coach of the Year: Tom Sheehan (Albany Academy).