PLATTSBURGH — Ethan Garrand turned aside all 21 shots in net for the shutout to lead Northeastern Clinton to a 3-0 victory over Plattsburgh High in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference hockey Wednesday night.
Zachary Miller put the Cougars ahead to stay at 10:29 of the opening period and then R.J. Johnston tallied a short-handed goal at 9:21 of the second to up the NCCS lead to 2-0.
Reid LaValley added an empty-net goal to seal it.
The Cougars held a 34-21 shot advantage and John Dublanyk stopped 31 of 33 shots in the PHS nets.
“Give NCCS a lot of credit, they outplayed us in most phases of the game,” PHS coach Joe Tolosky said. “They pounced on many of our mistakes and made us pay for them.
“We were happy with how we started the game, but afterwards, it seemed like we were just always one step behind. As a team, we weren't able to recover and made too many costly decisions with the puck.
“John (Dublanyk) was strong in net for us and was able to keep us in the game.”
NCCS 3, Plattsburgh 0
NCCS 1 1 1 — 3
Plattsburgh 0 0 0 — 0
First period- 1, NCCS, Miller (Bedard), 10:29.
Second period- 2, NCCS, Johnston shg, 9:21.
Third period- 3, NCCS, LaValley eng (Chevalier, Johnston).
Shots- NCCS 34, Plattsburgh 21.
Saves- Garrand, NCCS, 21. Dublanyk, PHS, 31.
SARANAC LAKE/LAKE PLACID 7
LAKE PLACID — The Red Storm pumped in five second-period goals and skated past the Chiefs.
Dylan Amell scored a goal and assisted on three others for SLP, while Hugo Hobson tallied two goals. Bailey Bartholomew, Rhett Darrah, Brendan Bullock and Camden Reiley also added goals for SLP.
Zach O'Connell, Hayden Buckley and Rylee Wilson found the back of the net for the Chiefs.
SLP, following a 2-all first period, outscored Saranac by a 5-1 count in the second stanza. There was no scoring in the third.
SLP held a 54-13 shot advantage.
“We had some breakdowns in the first period that Saranac made us pay for,” SLP coach Keith Clark said. “But, in the second period, we did a nice job of controlling the pace, possessing the puck and burying our chances.”
SLP 7, Saranac 3
Saranac 2 1 0 — 3
SLP 2 5 0 — 7
First period- 1, SCS, O'Connell (Buckley, Knight), 5:58. 2, SLP, Bartholomew (B. Munn, Amell), 9:53. 3, SLP, Darrah (Amell, Sturgeon), 10:58. 4, SCS, Buckley (O'Connell, Carpenter), 11:50.
Second period- 5, SLP, Bullock, 1:12. 6, SLP, Hobson (B. Munn), 6:33. 7, SCS, Wilson (Marsh, Eagleson), 8:13. 8, SLP, Amell (Darrah), 10:08. 9, SLP, Reiley (Bullock, Wilmott), 10:50. 10, SLP, Hobson (Amell, Hinckley), 11:34.
Shots- SLP 54, Saranac 13.
Saves- Stanton, SLP, 10. Frechette (26), Mero (21), SCS, 47.