The No. 7 Beekmantown boys’ hockey team bounced back from its loss Wednesday, putting together a complete game from the net out.
Nate Foster recorded a hat-trick performance and Kyle Constanty added a goal in the Eagles’ 4-1 defeat of Glens Falls/Hudson Falls/South Glens Falls Saturday.
“We had several younger players step up and log a lot of minutes (Saturday), which allowed us to wear Glens Falls down in the third period,” Beekmantown coach Justin Frechette said. “We did a great job winning the 1-on-1 battles again (Saturday) and getting pucks to the net. The last two games, we have put 90 shots on net, and (Saturday), we were able to finish on those opportunities.”
The Eagles were held scoreless until the 14:50 mark of the first period when Constanty gave Beekmantown a 1-0 lead on assists from Josh Barriere and Kyle Bisonette.
Foster extended the team’s lead to two goals, scoring the Eagles’ second consecutive power-play goal at 14:05 of the middle period.
Foster would add two more tallies in the third period, including an empty-net marker at 14:44.
“Nathan Foster was once again the catalyst for us offensively, registering his fifth hat-trick game of the season,” Frechette said. “I am really proud of him and several of our players for their commitment and dedication in the weight room this past offseason. It is paying dividends for us, especially late in games.”
Beekmantown managed a 50-14 advantage in shots on goal.
Ben Frederick made 13 saves in the Eagles’ three-goal win.
Beekmantown 4, G Falls/H Falls/S Glens Falls 1
G Falls/H Falls/S Glens 0 0 1 —1
Beekmantown 1 1 2 —4
First period- 1, BCS, Constanty (Barriere, Bisonette), 14:50 (pp).
Second period- 2, BCS, Foster, 14:05 (pp).
Third period- 3, GF/HF/SGF, Price (Thomas, Sullivan), 3:33. 4, BCS, Foster (Bisonette, 10:19 (sh). 5, BCS, Foster, 14:55 (en).
Shots: Beekmantown 50. Falls/Hudson Falls/South Glens 14.
Saves: Frederick, BCS, 13. Kuhn, GF/HF/SGF, 46.
Lake Placid 4, Clinton 0
CLINTON — Shane McNierney scored on two occasions, helping the Blue Bombers to a 4-0 defeat of the Warriors of Section III.
Kiefer Casler and Connor Preston also added tallies for Lake Placid.
“Our guys did a good job playing up-tempo hockey on the road,” Blue Bombers coach Keith Clark said. “That was an important factor, and we were able to do so with three lines. It was a nice win against one of the higher-ranked teams in Section III.
“We play Fulton at Oswego (today) at 1 p.m. It will be nice to get an opportunity to play on another college campus during our Section III swing.”
Kamm Cassidy and Tucker Angelopoulos combined for 17 saves in net for the shutout.
Lake Placid managed a 27-17 advantage in shots on goal.
Lake Placid 4, Clinton 0
Canton 0 0 0 — 0
Lake Placid 1 1 2 — 4
First period- 1, LP, Casler (P. Kane, Kroes), 4:47.
Second period- 2, LP, McNierney (Strack, Williams), 14:01.
Third period- 3, LP, McNierney (E. Smith), 0:28. 4, LP, Preston (R. Damp, Casler), 8:50.
Shots: Lake Placid 27. Clinton 17.
Saves: Cassidy 9, Angelopoulos 8, LP, (17). Bonanza 16, Widgerson 7, C, (23).
NORTHEASTERN CLINTON 3, GLENS FALLS 2
ROUSES POINT — Dayton Roberts’ third-period goal lifted the Cougars past the Rivermen in a nonleague contest.
Nick Leduc and Kyler Guay, on the power play, also scored for Northeastern Clinton, which held a 28-25 advantage in shots on goal.
Will Thomas, on the power play, and Nolan Murphy accounted for the Glens Falls goals.
Anthony Piche turned away 23 shots in net for the Cougars.
“It was a really gritty game for us to win,” Northeastern Clinton coach Rob Francis said. “The boys battled hard for three periods and did the little things that we needed to do to pull out the hard-fought game.
“We’re pretty banged up, and a lot of our younger guys are contributing the getting the job done.”
Northeastern Clinton 3, G Falls/H Falls/S Glens Falls 2
G Falls/H Falls/S Glens 0 1 1 — 2
Northeastern Clinton 0 2 1 — 3
Second period- 1, GF, Thomas ppg (Patterson, Price), 11:24. 2, NCCS, Leduc (Tucker, Birch), 12:15. 3, NCCS, Guay ppg (LaMere, Tucker), 12:59.
Third period- 4, GF, Murphy (Sullivan), 3:08. 5, NCCS, Roberts (Gonyo), 3:58.
Shots: Northeastern Clinton 28, Glens Falls 25.
Saves: Kuhn (17), Lovering (8), GF, 25. Piche, NCCS, 23.
PLATTSBURGH — Nate Thompson and Kyle Gionet scored goals as the Islanders, from the Alexandria Bay and Thousand Islands area, skated to a nonleague win over the Chiefs.
Alex Zurlo tallied the lone Saranac goal, with Kevin Fisher and Collin Recore picking up the assists.
Jeff Smith recorded 28 saves in the Saranac nets. Miles Kearns made 35 stops for the Islanders, who were outshot by a 36-30 margin.
“The kids played hard, we just weren’t able to capitalize on our opportunities,” Saranac coach Shon Lilledahl said. “We missed two breakaways and hit a pipe. I give the Islanders credit for making the most of their opportunities and playing a complete game.”
Islanders 2, Saranac 1
Islanders 1 1 0 — 2
Saranac 0 1 0 — 1
First period- 1, Isl, Thompson (Denny), 11:42.
Second period- 2, Isl, K. Gionet (D. Gionet), 8:55. 3, Sar, Zurlo (Fisher, Recore), 9:30.
Shots: Saranac 36, Islanders 30.
Saves: Smith, Sar, 28. Kearns, Isl, 35.