ROUSES POINT —
Tanner Studlack and Head tallied two goals each for the Huskies, while Daniels and Bailey Conklin each tallied once.
McCasland finished with three goals for the Chiefs, while Nick Uliva and Jacob Lilledahl each scored once. Kyle Erickson didn’t score any goals, but assisted on four of the Chiefs’ goals.
“We didn’t play very well in the first period, but picked up the pace in the second,” said Franklin Academy coach Chuck Dievendorf. “The kids were able to fight back.”
Joey Brown made 34 saves in the Huskies’ nets and Zach Lareau stopped 31 shots for the Chiefs.
Franklin Academy returns to the ice on Saturday with a 1 p.m. Northern Athletic Conference game at the Islanders.
“The kids played real well — this was our best offensive showing of the season,” said Saranac coach Ed Davis. “This was the most goals Franklin Academy has given up in a game so far.
“We had a letdown in the second period when our defensive zone coverage wasn’t good. I don’t know what happened. Maybe the kids were feeling a little overconfident after taking a 3-2 lead in the first.”
Saranac is at Tupper Lake for a 1 p.m. non-league game on Saturday.
Franklin Academy 6, Saranac 5
Saranac 3 1 1 — 5
Franklin Academy 2 4 0 — 6
First period- 1, Sar, McCasland (Erickson), 2:33. 2, FA, Ky. Head, 2:57. 3, Sar. McCasland (Erickson), 8:09. 4, Sar, Uliva (Ballantine, Sarazen), 12:15. 5, FA, Studlack (Daniels), 14:22.
Second period- 6, FA, Studlack (Daniels), 3:06. 7, Sar. Lilledahl ppg (Erickson, Archambault), 9:42. 8, FA, Conklin ppg (Ke. Head, Studlack), 11:26. 9, FA, Ky. Head (Bartenslager, Henderson), 13:02. 10, FA, Daniels, 13:58.
Third period- 11, Sar, McCasland (Erickson, Lilledahl), 12:12.
Shots: Saranac 40, Franklin Academy 37.
Saves: Lareau, Sar, 31. Brown, FA, 34.
BEEKMANTOWN 4, SARANAC LAKE 1
SARANAC LAKE — Katie Matott and Clara Giroux each tallied a goal and an assist to lead Beekmantown past Saranac Lake, 4-1, in an Upstate Girls’ Hockey League game.
Matott gave the undefeated Eagles a 1-0 lead 5:49 into the game, and Alexis Guay made it 2-0 just before the first intermission.