PLATTSBURGH — Plattsburgh High opened its hockey season with a difficult matchup in two-time Champlain Valley Athletic Conference champion Saranac Lake.
The Hornets, though, came away with a big 2-1 victory over the Red Storm in boys’ high school hockey Wednesday.
“It was opening night and any time you can beat the two-time defending champs it is a good thing, obviously,” Plattsburgh coach Jamie Reidy said. “It was not a bad game overall. As usual to start the year we have a lot to work on, but we showed a lot of heart to pull the game out.
“It was a good team effort and getting a CVAC win to start the season is a positive thing.”
Alex Maston scored the game-winner at the 8:54 mark of the third period with Jack Tolosky and Mike Stetz collecting the assists.
Tolosky gave the Hornets an early 1-0 lead with an unassisted goal at the 12:31 mark of the first period.
Quin Urquhart tied the game at one with a goal at the 6:24 mark of period two. Nicholas Bayruns assisted on the goal.
Robby Knowles captured the win in net for Plattsburgh with 20 saves. Blake Darrah turned away 18 shots in a losing cause.
Plattsburgh 2, Saranac Lake 1
Saranac Lake 0 1 0 — 1
Plattsburgh 1 0 1 — 2
First period- 1, PHS, Tolosky, 12:31.
Second period- 2, SL, Urquhart (Bayruns) 6:24.
Third period- 3, PHS, Maston (Tolosky, Stetz), 8:54.
Shots: Plattsburgh 21, Sarnac Lake 20
Saves: Darrah, SL, 18. Knowles, PHS, 20.
Franklin Academy 3, Norwood-Norfolk 1
MALONE — Franklin Academy scored three goals in the second period and opened its Northern Athletic Conference season with a win.
Kaden Pickering’s goal late in the first period gave Norwood-Norfolk the lead.
Bailey Conklin’s power-play goal midway through the second stanza tied it for the Huskies (1-0) and then Trevor Henderson and Tanner Studlack both scored in the final two minutes of the second.
Joey Brown made the lead stand with 42 saves in the Franklin Academy nets.
“It was our first home game of the season and our first game,” said Franklin Academy coach Chuck Dievendorf. “The kids were pumped up and played tough.
“And Brown did a nice job in goal for us.”
The Huskies are back on the ice at 1 p.m. on Saturday when they host Thousand Islands in league play.
Franklin Academy 3,
Norwood-Norfolk 1 0 0 — 1
Franklin Academy 0 3 0 — 3
First period- 1, N-N, Pickering (Cousineau), 12:49.
Second period- 2, FA, Conklin ppg (Head), 7:35. 3, FA, Henderson (Mulverhill), 13:32. 3, FA, Studlack (Conklin, Daniels), :47.
Shots: Norwood-Norfolk 43, Franklin Academy 23.
Saves: Richards, N-N, 20. Brown, FA, 42.