PLATTSBURGH — The Beekmantown boys’ hockey team kicked off its home opener with a statement, outscoring LaSalle Institute 5-0 in the first period and adding another in the third period for a 6-0 non-conference win at the Ameri-Can North Sports Center Friday night.
Brendon Carnright opened the scoring early in the first off a pass from Austin Bradish. Carnright would get his second goal six minutes later but not before Nathan Foster tallied his first goal off assists by Skye Dominy and goalie Dustin Plumadore.
Foster would find the back of the net again at the 12:17 mark when Kyle Constanty sent a puck up the side to Foster, who fired a shot to the far side of the net for the score.
Less than a minute later, the Eagles would capitalize on some transition play when Cole Carter found the twine with a wrist shot, assisted by Brandon Buksa and Matt LaClair, to take a 5-0 lead exiting the first period.
The final goal of the game came with 2:07 left to play. Bradish sent a well-timed pass to Buksa, who made it 6-0.
Plumadore grabbed the shutout win between the posts for Beekmantown while recording seven saves.
“I’m so proud of our team’s defense,” Eagles’ coach Justin Frechette said. “When you get a shutout, it’s a total team effort. We came out and used our speed and systems to get the win.”
Beekmantown 6, LaSalle 0
Beekmantown 5 0 1 — 6
LaSalle 0 0 0 — 0
First period- 1, Beek, Carnright (Bradish), 2:49. 2, Beek, Foster (Dominy, Plumadore), 7:10. 3, Beek, Carnright (Carter), 8:21. 4, Beek, Foster (Constanty), 12:17. 5, Beek, Carter (Buksa, LaClair), 13:07.
Third period- 6, Beek, Buksa (Bradish), 12:53.
Shots: Beekmantown 41, LaSalle 7.
Saves: Plumadore, Beek, 7. Franceshi, LaSalle, 35.
NORTHEASTERN CLINTON 4, MILTON 3
MISSISQUOI, Vt. — Alex Duffy netted a hat trick as the Cougars held off Milton during the first round of the Missisquoi Holiday Tournament.
Chad Littlefield started things off for Northeastern Clinton to tie the game at one before Duffy gave the Cougars (1-0) the lead for good with two goals in the second period.
Reese Tucker had two assists in the game for Northeastern Clinton. Nick Leduc and Jordan LaMere each finished with one assist.
Ben Peterson, Seth Amstein and Jared Amstein all tallied goals for Milton.
Brandon Rhodes suffered the loss in net, turning away 17 shots. Cody Young made 16 saves in goal for the victory for the Cougars.
Northeastern Clinton plays Missisquoi today at 3 p.m.
Northeastern Clinton 4, Milton 3
Northeastern Clinton 1 2 1 — 4
Milton 1 1 1 — 3
First period- 1, M, Peterson (Robtoy), 3:34. 2, NCCS, Littlefield (Tucker), 7:00.
Second period- 2, NCCS, Duffy (Tucker), pp, 4:01. 4, NCCS, Duffy (Leduc), 8:06. 5, M, S. Amstein (Hickey), 8:34.
Third period- 6, NCCS, Duffy (LaMere), 8:59. 7, M, J. Amstein (Blaney), pp, 10:23.
Shots: Northeastern Clinton 21, Milton 19.
Saves: Rhodes, M, 17. Young, NCCS, 16.
BEEKMANTOWN 8, SARANAC LAKE 0
CHAZY — Katie Matott and Emily Raville each netted a hat trick as the Eagles controlled the Red Storm in girls’ hockey.
Amanda Peterson added a pair of goals for Beekmantown (3-0). Lauren O’Connor chipped in with three assists, while Raville and Clara Giroux each finished with two assists.
Asia Harris Relation, Matott, Brittany Minner and Alexis Guay each had a helped in the contest for the Eagles.
Kayleigh Bell (10) kept Saranac Lake scoreless through the first two periods, while Alyssa Pelkey (8) upheld the shutout. Katie Snyder (22) and Sierra Nye (7) combined for 29 saves in net for the Red Storm.
Beekmantown 8, Saranac Lake 0
Saranac Lake 0 0 0 — 0
Beekmantown 2 4 2 — 8
First period- 1, B, Katie Matott (Aja Harris-Relation), 5:37. 2, B, Emily Raville (Amanda Peterson, Lauren O’Connor),14:23.
Second period- 3, B, Peterson (Alexis Guay, Raville), 0:41. 4, B, Peterson (Raville), sh, 7:57. 5, B, Raville (Matott, O’Connor), 13:51. 6, B, Matott (Clara Giroux), 14:06.
Third period- 7, B, Raville (Brittany Minner), 9:40. 8, B, Matott (Giroux), 13:46.
Shots: Beekmantown 37, Saranac Lake 18.
Saves: Bell (10), Pelkey (8), B, 18. Katie Snyder (22), Sierra Nye (7), B, 29.
Lake Placid 2, St. Lawrence 0
MALONE — Brooke Reid’s two-goal performance proved to be the difference-maker in a 2-0 Lake Placid win over St. Lawrence Central Thursday in Malone.
Reid, a senior forward for the Blue Bombers (3-0), picked up her first marker of the night at 10:15 of the middle stanza.
Then, with just eight seconds remaining in the game, Reid was able to solidify the victory with an empty netter.
Samantha Barney was credited was assists on each Reid’s goals.
Goaltender Tanner Stanton picked up her second shutout of the season, fending off 11 total shots in the win. The freshman net minder has garnered a .981 save percentage through the Blue Bombers’ first three outings.
Head coach Sandy Huber was pleased with her team’s performance following the victory.
“We were fortunate to get superb play from Payton Barney and Carissa Kennedy on the blue line,” Huber said.
The Blue Bombers travel to Potsdam Monday for a league game. The puck is slated to drop for 6:30 p.m.
Lake Placid 2, St. Lawrence Central 0
St. Lawrence Central 0 0 0 — 0
Lake Placid 0 1 1 — 2
Second period- 1, LP, Reid (Barney), 10:15.
Third period- 2, LP, Reid (Barney), 14:52.
Shots: Lake Placid 28, St. Lawrence Central 11.
Saves: Stanton, LP, 11. Peets, SLC, 26.