PLATTSBURGH -- The Plattsburgh High School hockey team kept working Saturday night.

And, it paid off in a win for the Hornets.

Russell Merrill's goal early in the third period, at 3:42, put the Hornets ahead to stay in a 5-3 non-league victory over the Northwood Prep high school-level team at the Stafford Ice Arena.

"We skated hard for three periods and didn't give up," said PHS head coach Corey Rosoff. "We played disciplined hockey and it was a good win for us. It was a total team effort.

"And, it was nice to see Brendan Heipel get his first PHS win in net."

Heipel finished with 20 saves as the Hornets improved to 4-10-3 overall.

Northwood held a 2-1 advantage until Merrill scored his first of two goals on the night to pull PHS even at 12:43 of the second period.

Then, with 3:42 gone in the third, Merrill gave the Hornets the lead for good, and Jordan Conroy followed with a power-play shortly after, at 4:01, to give PHS a 4-2 advantage.

John Dysart brought Northwood to within a goal, at 13:26, with the teams skating four-aside. But, PHS was able to prevail when Ryan Latinville's empty-net goal at 14:00 closed it out.

Jon Edwards gave PHS the lead 50 seconds into the game.

But, Jack Robertson pulled Northwood even at 6:10 and Sam Malloy put the visitors in front, 2-1, at the 5:21 mark of the second.

Tim Horton stopped 24 shots in net for Northwood, which was outshot by a 29-23 margin.

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Plattsburgh 5, Northwood 3

Northwood 1 1 1 -- 3

Plattsburgh 1 1 3 -- 5

First period- 1, PHS, Edwards, :50. 2, N, Robertson, 6:10.

Second period- 3, N, Malloy (Jeke, Pendowski), 5:21. 4, PHS, Merrill, 12:43.

Third period- 5, PHS, Merrill (Burdo), 3:42. 6, PHS, Conroy ppg (Clodgo), 4:01. 7, N, Dysart (Whiteman), 13:26. 8, PHS, Latinville eng, 14:00.

Shots: Plattsburgh 29, Northwood 23.

Saves: Heipel, PHS, 20. Horton, N, 24.

Gates-Chili 3,

Beekmantown 0

ROCHESTER -- Brandon Morgan's goal late in the first period would prove to be all Gates-Chili would need in its non-league win over the Eagles (9-6-1).

Chris Delvecchio and Tom Sudel added second-period goals for the hosts.

T.J. Noce was in net for the shutout with 12 saves and Jacob Beeman made 17 stops for Beekmantown.

"It looked like the tired effort of an overnighter," said Beekmantown head coach Bill Bechard. "We didn't have much jump in the first two periods, but did play better in the third."

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Gates-Chili 3, Beekmantown 0

Beekmantown 0 0 0 -- 0

Gates-Chili 1 2 0 -- 3

First Period- 1, G-C, Morgan (Wallace, Fitzgerald), 14:08,

Second Period- 2, G-C, Delvecchio (Moyse), :22. 3, G-C, Sudek ppg (Fitzgerald, Ventrella), 10:08.

Third period- no scoring.

Shots: Gates-Chili 20, Beekmantown 12.

Saves: Noce, G-C, 12. Beeman, Beek, 17.

Greece Arcadia 3,

Saranac Lake 1

SARANAC LAKE -- Andy Liddell's power-play goal at 10:34 gave Greece Arcadia the lead for good in a non-conference game.

Justin Ritzel made it 2-0 early in the second period and Patrick Opladen's power-play goal at 3:11 of the third put the visitors ahead, 3-1.

Nate Webb's power-play goal at 13:27 of the second put the Red Storm on the board.

Dana Tarantelli made 36 saves for Saranac Lake (7-5-5), which was outshot by a 39-16 margin. Saranac Lake head coach Will Ellsworth, however, was pleased with his team's effort.

"We played pretty hard today -- they are one of the best teams we will face this year," he said. "We skated pretty well with them.

"Webb has been turning up his game. He is playing some really good hockey."

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Greece Arcadia 3, Saranac Lake 1

Greece Arcadia 1 1 1 -- 3

Saranac Lake 0 1 0 -- 1

First period- 1, GA, Liddell ppg (P. Opladen, Jacobe), 10:34.

Second period- 2, GA, Ritzel (Liddell, Kommeth), 1:38. 3, SL, Webb ppg (McHugh, McDougall), 13:27.

Third period- 4, GA, P, Opladen ppg (Liddell), 3:11.

Shots: Greece Arcadia 39, Saranac Lake 16.

Saves: G. Jacobe, GA, 15. Tarantelli, SL, 36.

Victor 3

Saranac 0

FAIRPORT -- Steve Grabowski scored two goals, including one into an empty net, to lead Victor to a non-conference victory over the sluggish Chiefs.

Matt Mincin tallied in the first period for Victor and Katie Double recorded 14 saves between the pipes for the shutout.

Aaron Tenbuuren made 17 stops for Saranac, which opposes Bishop Kearney today at 11:30 a.m.

"This was probably our worst game of the season," said Saranac head coach Trevor Cameron. "We didn't have any jump today. It was a poor effort all-around -- there was too much standing around."

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Victor 3, Saranac 0

Saranac 0 0 0 -- 0

Victor 1 1 1 -- 3

First period- 1, V, Mincin (Kavanaugh, O'Shea), 2:17.

Second period- 2, V, Grabowski ppg (Crean, Domizio), 2:53.

Third period- 3, V, Grabowski eng (Waldman, Pettrone), 13:36.

Shots: Victor 20. Saranac 14.

Saves: Tenbuuren, Sar, 17. Double, V, 14.

Alexandria Bay 7

Lake Placid 1

LAKE PLACID -- Brandon Hollis, Brian Sanford and Jordan Sourwine all scored goals in the first period to help the Purple Ghosts on their way.

Evan Knox scored in the second period to cut the Blue Bombers' deficit to 3-1.

But, Ethan Thomson tallied twice and both Ben Cole and Austin Wagoner once each in the third as Alexandria Bay pulled away.

A.J. Murphy made 28 saves between the pipes for the Blue Bombers.

"We played two strong periods and I was proud of our effort," said Lake Placid head coach Keith Clark. "We faded in the third."

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Alexandria Bay 7, Lake Placid 1

Alexandria Bay 3 0 4 -- 7

Lake Placid 0 1 0 -- 1

First period- 1, AB, Hollis, :50. 2, AB, BriSanford (Hollis), 11:15 . 3, AB, Sourwine, 13:52 .

Second Period- 4, LP, Knox (McClelland), 5:28.

Third Period- 5, AB, Thomson (Heath), 1:34. 6, AB, Cole (Wills), 6:16 . 7, AB, Thomson (Sourwine), 10:29. 8, AB, Wagoner (Balk, Murphy), 13:57.

Shots: Alexandria Bay 35, Lake Placid 21.

Saves: Snyder, AB, 20. Murphy, LP, 28.

Salmon River 3

Rome Free 3, OT

FORT COVINGTON -- Power-play goals by Chris Lewis and Owen Mitchell in the third period lifted the Shamrocks to an overtime tie in non-league play.

Lewis brought Salmon River (6-6-2 overall) to within a goal at 3:25 and Mitchell tallied shortly after, at 5:01, to tie it.

Hank Delisle also scored for the Shamrocks, while Max Bartell, Jason Calandra and Mike Endres tallied goals for Rome Free Academy.

Sonny Lightning made 26 saves between the pipes for the Shamrocks.

"Overall, we played very hard this weekend and it was our best weekend of the year," said Salmon River assistant coach Tim Cook.

"It turned out to be a nice weekend for us, including last night's win (7-0 over New Hartford).

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Salmon River 3, Rome Free 3, OT

Salmon River 0 1 2 0 -- 3

Rome Free 2 1 0 0 -- 3

First Period- 1, RFA, Bartell, 5:22. 2, RFA, Calandra (Endres, Mark Bartlett), 14:19.

Second Period- 3, SR, Delisle (Herne, Roundpoint), 4:10. 4, RFA, Endres (Bartlett, Williams), 9:23.

Third Period- 5, SR, Lewis ppg (David, Adams), 3:25. 6, SR, Mitchell ppg (Gould, Mayo), 5:01.

Shots: Salmon River 37, Rome Free Academy 29.

Saves: Metzger, RFA, 34. Lightning, SR, 26.

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