ROUSES POINT — Alex Duffy and Mason Letourneau scored the goals Wednesday night and Northeastern Clinton skated to a 2-0 victory over Plattsburgh High in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference boys’ hockey at the Rouses Point Civic Center.
Duffy gave the Cougars (4-2, 1-1) the lead with a rebound off a shot from the point at 2:27 of the second period. Josh Rabideau and Kastle Birch picked up assists on the play.
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NCCS added an insurance goal with 3:45 left in the third when Letourneau stole the puck from a PHS defenseman and went up top to make it 2-0.
Kyle McCarthy recorded the shutout in the Cougars’ nets with 16 saves.
“It was a solid effort from our goaltender on out,” said NCCS coach Rob Francis. “It was nice to get the puck in deep and take advantage of a couple of our opportunities. (PHS goalie) Robby (Knowles) takes up a lot of net.”
The Cougars finished with a 27-16 shot advantage, with Knowles turning aside 25 shots in the Hornets’ nets.
“It was a team effort,” said Francis. “We know that every league game is going to be a battle.”
The Cougars are off until next Wednesday when they host Beekmantown in CVAC play.
NCCS 2, Plattsburgh 0
Plattsburgh 0 0 0 — 0
NCCS 0 1 1 — 1
Second period- 1, NCCS, Duffy (Rabideau, K. Birch), 2:27.
Third period- 2, NCCS, Letourneau, 11:15.
Shots: NCCS 27. Plattsburgh 16.
Saves: McCarthy, NCCS, 16. Knowles, PHS, 25.
Franklin Academy 6, Saranac 5
MALONE — The Chiefs had one of their best offensive games of the season with five goals.
Saranac, however, surrendered four second-period goals and were overtaken by the Huskies (5-1-1, 4-1-1) in non-league play.
Kyler Head’s goal with 1:58 left in the second period gave Franklin Academy its first lead of the game, at 5-4.
Cameron Daniels put the Huskies up by two goals 56 seconds later before Matt McCasland drew Saranac back to within one with 2:48 remaining in regulation time.