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Northeastern Clinton's Reece Tucker (2) and Lake Placid's Bjorn Kroes (15) battle for the puck as Dayton Roberts (21) looks on in boys' CVAC hockey action. The Blue Bombers defeated the Cougars, 5-1. (Alicia Brandes/P-R Photo)

Beekmantown shuts out Plattsburgh in boys' hockey

PLATTSBURGH — Dustin Plumadore made 23 saves and Beekmantown played tight defense as it blanked Plattsburgh High 3-0 in a Champlain Valley Athletic Conference boys’ hockey game Tuesday at AmeriCan North Sports Center.

“I was really pleased with how our boys played defensively (Tuesday),” Beekmantown coach Justin Frechette said. “In the sport of hockey, goals against is a team statistic, and we did a nice job from the goal on out of keeping shots to the outside.

“Dustin made a few really nice saves when called upon. And we were able to capitalize on a few of our chances, and that was the difference in the game.”

Nate Foster scored two goals, and Josh Barriere added a goal and an assist. Matt LaClair earned two assists.

“Anytime you can get two league points against a quality opponent at this point in the season you have to be pleased,” Frechette said. “We now need to refocus and get ready for an important game on Thursday night at home against Lake Placid with first place in the CVAC on the line.”

Dean Dashnaw had 23 saves for Plattsburgh.

Beekmantown 3, Plattsburgh 0

Plattsburgh 0 0 0 — 0

Beekmantown 1 0 2 — 3

First period- 1, Beek, Foster (LaClair), 3:07.

Third period- 2, Beek, Barriere, 3:46. 3, Beek, Foster (Barriere, LaClair), 12:32.

Shots: Plattsburgh 23, Beekmantown 26.

Saves: Dashnaw, PHS, 23. Plumadore, Beek, 23.

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Saranac Lake 4, Saranac 1

SARANAC LAKE — The Red Storm tallied three goals in the third period to pull away from the Chiefs.

Bradley Shumway scored the go-ahead goal less than a minute into the third and then assisted on Chris Spicer’s power-play marker . Blake Battistoni make it 4-1 with 21 seconds left.

Blake Darrah stopped 22 shots for Saranac Lake.

“We had some real nice chemistry in some newly formed lines as we played three complete periods of hockey,” Saranac Lake coach Will Ellsworth said. “The fact we didn’t panic after a 1-0 Saranac lead is a testament to our seniors, who played composed hockey.”

Jacob Lilledahl put the Chiefs ahead 6:09 into the first period, and Brett Dawson tied it 1:10 into the second. Jeff Smith had 26 saves.

“I tip my hat to our kids for playing a hard-fought game,” Saranac coach Shon Lilledahl said. “Will Ellsworth’s Red Storm team played a classy game and took advantage of their opportunities.”

Saranac Lake 4, Saranac 1

Saranac 1 0 0 — 1

Saranac Lake 0 1 3 — 4

First-period- 1, Sar, Lilledahl (Archambault, Murphy), 6:09.

Second period- 2, SL, Dawson (Spicer), 1:10.

Third period- 3, SL, Shumway, 0:59. 4, SL, Spicer (Shumway), 5:07 (pp). 5, SL, Battistoni (D. Sturgeon), 14:39 (en).

Shots: Saranac 23, Saranac Lake 29.

Saves: Smith, Sar, 26. B. Darrah, SL, 22.

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Lake Placid 5, Northeastern Clinton 1

LAKE PLACID — Noah Mohr recorded a goal and an assist in the Blue Bombers’ win.

Mohr, Shane McNierney and Lucas Strack scored in the final 5:20 of the first period to give Lake Placid a commanding lead. Connor Preston and Dillon Savage added second-period goals. Chris Williams earned three assists, Ryan Dam had two and Kamm Cassidy made 16 stops in net.

“We came out pretty flat and had to hold off NCCS’s early advantage. We were then able to finish the first with some momentum and got some pucks past their goaltender,” Clark said. “It was our Senior Game and nice to recognize a senior class in Elias Smith, Troy Jacques, Shane McNierney and Dillon Savage. The four of them have been instrumental in guiding our team this season.”

Alex Gonyo had the Cougars’ goal, and Ryan Roberts stopped 14 shots.

Lake Placid 5, Northeastern Clinton 1

Northeast. Clinton 0 1 0 — 1

Lake Placid 3 2 0 — 5

First period- 1, LP, Mohr (Williams), 9:40. 2, LP, McNierney (Williams, Mohr), 12:09. 3, LP, Strack (Damp), 14:31.

Second period- 3, LP, Preston (Damp), 1:32. 4, NCCS, Gonyo (D. Roberts), 6:42. 5, LP, Savage (Williams, Jacques), 13:25.

Shots: Northeastern Clinton 17, Lake Placid 19.

Saves: R. Roberts, NCCS, 14. Cassidy, LP, 16.

MONDAY

Saranac 7, Tupper Lake 4

TUPPER LAKE — Alex Fisher and Tristan Archambault each scored twice, helping the Chiefs to a nonleague win Monday.

“The third period was our best period of hockey,” Saranac coach Shon Lilleahl said. “Alex and Kevin Fisher each played a great game. Freshman Kyle Murphy played a complete game and scored his first-career goal.

“It was a great comeback win and team effort. The boys continue to improve their team defense, while still producing some nice scoring chances.”

Murphy, Alex Zurlo and Kevin Fisher also scored for the Chiefs.

Jeffrey Smith accumulated 31 saves in the win.

Saranac 7, Tupper Lake 4

Saranac 1 3 3 — 7

Tupper Lake 1 3 0 — 4

First period- 1, TL, Fletcher, 4:54. 2, SCS, Zurlo (K. Fisher, Carpenter), 11:19.

Second period- 3, TL, Burns (Crouse), 0:11. 4, SCS, Murphy (Baker, Lilledahl), 1:33. 5, SCS, Archambault, 3:55. 6, SCS, A. Fisher (K. Fisher, Zurlo), 9:21. 7, TL, Sparks, 10:22. 8, TL, Corrow (Guesette, Sparks), 14:25.

Third period- 9, SCS, K. Fisher (Zurlo), 7:09. 10, SCS, Archambault (Lilledahl, Murphy), 5:33. 11, SCS, A. Fisher (Recore, Bridgeman), 8:20.

Shots: Saranac 39. Tupper Lake 35.

Saves: Nilsson, TL, 32. Smith, SCS, 31. 

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