January 24, 2013

Kane nets two in Bombers victory

ROUSES POINT — Lake Placid scored three unanswered goals, two by Eddie Kane, in the second period Wednesday night and held on for a 3-2 win over Northeastern Clinton in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference hockey at the Rouses Point Civic Center.

The Cougars jumped in front with 20 seconds left in the opening period on Reece Tucker’s unassisted goal.

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But in the second, it was Kane from Shane McNierney and Dillon Savage at :47, Kane from McNierney and R.J. Reid at 7:07 and Keegan Barney on a breakaway, off a Reid assist, at 8:16.

NCCS cut it deficit to a goal when Kastle Birch scored a 7:10 of the third, with assists going to Alex Duffy and Tucker.

“It was a good game,” said NCCS coach Rob Francis. “In the first period, both teams were feeling out one another. Fortunately, we were able to get a goal late in the period.

“They then carried the play in the second period and we had a few breakdowns that they capitalized on. I felt we had more control in the third period. We pulled our goalie, got some people in front, but couldn’t get the equalizer.”

The Blue Bombers finished with a 31-25 advantage in shots on goal. Jeffrey Smith made 23 saves in net for the win and Kyle McCarthy stopped 28 shots for the Cougars.

The Cougars host Shaker-Colonie in a non-league game on Friday and then Saranac Lake in a league game on Saturday.

Lake Placid 3, NCCS 2

Lake Placid 0 3 0 — 3

NCCS 1 0 1 — 2

First period- 1, NCCS, Tucker, 14:40.

Second period- 2, LP, E. Kane (McNierney, Savage), :47. 2, LP. E. Kane (McNierney, Reid), 7:07. 3, LP, Barney (Reid), 8:16.

Third period- 4, NCCS, K. Birch (Duffy, Tucker), 7:10.

Shots: Lake Placid 31, NCCS 25.

Saves: Je. Smith, LP, 23. McCarthy, NCCS, 28.



LAKE PLACID — The Eagles not only were able to rebound from their first loss in 52 regular-season games, but they captured the No. 1 seed in next week’s Upstate Girls’ Hockey League playoffs with a win against the Blue Bomber.

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