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Plattsburgh's Colin Giroux (3) battles for possession with Guilderland's James Prunier (4) during Friday's boys' hockey action. The Hornets rolled to a 6-1 victory. (P-R PHOTO/ROB FOUNTAIN)

Hornets defeat Guilderland in boys' high school hockey

PLATTSBURGH — Plattsburgh High hockey coach Jamie Reidy will take a win whenever he can get one, regardless of the circumstance.

Junior center Jack Tolosky fired four goals while adding two assists as the Hornets (6-2) defeated Section II Guilderland/Mohonasen 6-1 at the Ameri-Can North Sports Center Friday night.

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After Tolosky netted his fourth marker, Guilderland goaltender Austin McCrum was ejected from the contest for a sequence of skirmishes in front of the net.

With 7:40 remaining on the scoreboard, Dutch Warriors (0-8) head coach Ed Koivula elected to pull his team off the ice and they never returned.

The head referee officially ruled the game as complete and the Hornets exited with the victory.

“We were fortunate to get bodies back that had been injured and got everyone into the lineup (Friday),” Reidy said. “There wasn’t a lot of flow to the game, but we’re just happy we could get out and get ready for our league game against Saranac. They’re a much-improved hockey team, so we expect their best.”

Tolosky registered the first two goals on the night at 6:20 and 7:31 of the first period, respectively.

“(Tolosky) is a good goal scorer and an even better setup guy,” Reidy said. “He’s got a nose for the net and we expect him to create offense for us.”

Then, with just 19 seconds gone in the middle stanza, eighth-grader Andrew Bechard notched his first of the night from Tolosky and Alex Maston.

Sophomore defenseman Alex Stetz extended the differential to 4-0 before Guilderland’s Ryan McCrum helped the Dutch Warriors get on the board.

Giancarlo Ventre was credited with the win between the pipes for Plattsburgh High, fending off five of six shots on goal.

Plattsburgh High 6, Guilderland 1

Guilderland 0 1 0 — 1

Plattsburgh High 2 3 1 — 6

First period- 1, PHS, Tolosky (Clarke), 6:20. 2, PHS, Tolosky (Whalen, Side), 7:31.

Second period- 3, PHS, A. Bechard (Tolosky, Maston), 0:19. 4, PHS, Stetz (Tolosky), 8:23. 5, G, R. McCrum (Kedik), 11:19. 6, PHS, Tolosky, 14:35 (sh).

Third period- 7, PHS, Tolosky (A. Bechard), 8:36.

Shots: Plattsburgh High 34. Guilderland 6.

Saves: Ventre, PHS, 5. A. McCrum, G, 28.


Lake Placid 3, Ithaca 3

LAKE PLACID — Down 3-1 with 46 seconds gone in the third period, Lake Placid girls’ hockey coach Sandy Huber had enough.

Electing to move sophomore defenseman Payton Barney to a forward line, Huber’s Blue Bombers (6-2) rallied for a three-all tie with Ithaca.

“We were up 1-0, but after three unanswered goals, we were deflated,” Huber said. “That two-goal deficit was tough to come back from. Finally, we started to pick it up and showed some resiliency.”

After her switch from the blue line, Barney added two markers at 5:22 and 6:22 to tie the game before moving back to defenseman.

“We tried to make sure everyone kept working,” Huber said. “We were able to regain our confidence and generate momentum, but weren’t able to tally another goal in the end.”

Samantha Barney added two assists in the tie.

Freshman sensation Tanner Stanton fended off 17 of 20 shots in net for the Blue Bombers.

“(Stanton) came back from vacation sick and hasn’t practiced lately,” Huber said. “She battled through it (Friday) and did the best she could. Once we get her back healthy, she’ll be right back to normal.”

Lake Placid travels to Massena today for a non-league matchup.

Lake Placid 3, Ithaca 3

Ithaca 1 1 1 — 3

Lake Placid 1 0 2 — 3

First period- 1, LP, Fell, 2:58. 2, I, Szegletds (Lyon, Block), 4:35.

Second period- 3, I, Cornell, 0:45.

Third period- 4, I, Cornell (Herrick), 0:46 (sh). 5, LP, P. Barney (S. Barney), 5:22. 6, LP, P. Barney (S. Barney), 6:22.

Shots: Lake Placid 20. Ithaca 17.

Saves: Stanton, LP, 17. Stagliano, I, 17.