Boys' Hockey

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Plattsburgh's Eric Bechard (4) celebrates after scoring a short-handed goal in the first period of Wednesday's Champlain Valley Athletic Conference boys' hockey game against Saranac. The Hornets captured a 4-2 victory. (P-R PHOTO/ROB FOUNTAIN)

Bombers, Storm play to two-all tie in CVAC hockey

SARANAC LAKE — Dillon Savage’s goal midway through the third period pulled Lake Placid into a 2-all overtime tie with Saranac Lake in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference boys’ hockey at the Saranac Lake Civic Center Wednesday night.

Following a scoreless first period, Eddie Kane gave Lake Placid the lead at 6:35 of the second. But Quinn Urquhart was able to answer back for Saranac Lake shortly after, at the 7:15 mark.

The Red Storm then took a 2-1 advantage with 2:02 gone in the third on Bradley Shumway’s power-play goal, only to have Savage force overtime four minutes later, at 6:24.

Blake Darrah made 30 saves in net for Saranac Lake (3-2-3, 1-1-1), while Jeffrey Smith posted 20 stops for Lake Placid (7-2-1, 1-1-1).

“It was a great atmosphere, just like a playoff game,” said Saranac Lake coach Will Ellsworth. “There were a lot of fans at the game and they were into it. It could have gone either way.

“I felt we played very well because our last game was 18 days ago. We have been fighting some injuries and the break gave us some time to get healthier. Our kids gave a great effort.”

Lake Placid 2, Saranac Lake 2 (OT)

Lake Placid 0 1 1 0 — 2

Saranac Lake 0 1 1 0 — 2

Second period- 1, LP, E. Kane (McNierney, Preston), 6:35. 2, SL, Urquhart (Thomas, Spicer), 7:15.

Third period- 3, SL, Shumway ppg (Urquhart), 2:02. 4, LP, Savage (E. Kane), 6:24.

Shots: Lake Placid 32, Saranac Lake 22.

Saves: J. Smith, LP, 20. Darrah, SL, 30.

Plattsburgh 4, Saranac 2

PLATTSBURGH — Alex Maston tallied a pair of goals, including the game winner, as the Hornets knocked off the Chiefs.

Plattsburgh (7-2, 4-1) jumped out to a 1-0 lead when Eric Bechard connected on a short-handed goal at the 6:23 mark of the first period. Jack Tolosky collected the assist.

Andrew Bechard’s unassisted goal at the 4:57 mark of the second period gave the Hornets a 2-0 lead.

Saranac, however, would battle back.

Matt McCasland tallied on an assist from Dylan Baker to pull the Chiefs to within one. McCasland then fed Kyle Erickson, who connected to tie the game at two.

The tie would only last for just over five minutes when Maston connected at the 13:39 mark of the second period. Ryan Whalen and Brandon Matott were credited with the assists.

Maston would add an empty-net goal with 22 seconds remaining in the game. Eric Bechard and Tolosky picked up the assists.

Robby Knowles turned away 23 shots to capture the victory in net for the Hornets. Zach Lareau made 20 stops in a losing effort for the Chiefs.

Plattsburgh is part of the Norwood-Norfolk Tournament this weekend and takes on St. Lawrence at 8 p.m. Friday.

Plattsburgh 4, Saranac 2

Saranac 0 2 0 — 2

Plattsburgh 1 2 1 — 4

First period- 1, PHS, E. Bechard (Tolosky), sh, 6:23.

Second period- 2, PHS, A. Bechard, 4:57. 3, Sar, McCasland (Baker), 5:03. 4, Sar, Erickson (McCasland), 8:21. 5, PHS, Maston (Whalen, Matott), 13:39.

Third period- 6, PHS, Maston (E. Bechard, Tolosky), en, 14:38.

Shots: Plattsburgh 25, Saranac 24.

Saves: Knowles, PHS, 23. Lareau, Sar, 20.

Beekmantown 7, Northeastern Clinton 2

ROUSES POINT — The Eagles scored four goals within a nine-minute span in the second period and it was way too big a hole for the Cougars to climb out of.

Cole Carter and Austin Bradish scored two goals each for Beekmantown, while Nathan Foster added a goal and three assists.

Carter gave the Eagles the lead for good with 10:35 gone in the first period.

Then, in the second, it was Carter at 4:07, Bradish at 9:05, Foster at 9:54 and Bradish at 13:33 for a 5-0 Eagles’ lead.

Brenden Carnright put Beekmantown up, 6-0, in the third before NCCS got two goals from Jordan LaMere in a span of 26 seconds.

But that would be it for the Cougars as Kyle Bisonette added the final Beekmantown goal a minute later.

The Eagles held a 31-26 shot advantage. Dustin Plumadore made 24 saves for Beekmantown (7-2, 2-1) and Kyle McCarthy 24 stops for the Cougars (4-3, 1-1).

“It was a back-and-forth game in the first period,” said NCCS coach Rob Francis. “But, for whatever reason, we didn’t come out with enough emotion in the second.

“They took advantage of their opportunities. We got two of the goals back in the third, but it was too little, too late. We had dug too big a hole for ourselves.”

Beekmantown 7, NCCS 2

Beekmantown 1 4 2 — 7

NCCS 0 0 2 — 2

First period- 1, Beek, Carter (Buksa, Foster), 10:35.

Second period- 2, Beek, Carter (Foster), 4:07. 3, Beek, Bradish (Foster), 9:05. 4, Beek, Foster (Carter), 9:54. 5, Beek, Bradish (Bisonette, Barriere), 13:33.

Third period- 6, Beek, Carnright (Carter, Foster), 5:56. 7, NCCS, LaMere (Marks, Letourneau), 9:13. 8, NCCS, LaMere (Letourneau), 9:46. 9, Beek, Bisonette (Carnright), 10:44.

Shots: Beekmantown 31, NCCS 26.

Saves: Plumadore, Beek, 24. McCarthy, NCCS, 24.


St. Lawrence 7, Franklin Academy 3

MALONE — Kody Kocsis had two goals and an assist as the Larries skated past the Huskies in Northern Athletic Conference action.

Kocsis and Nate Stickney put St. Lawrence (8-1) ahead 2-0 in the first period, and then both scored again in the second as the Larries totaled four goals in the period. Eric Lynch, Blake Baldwin and Lucas Arquiett also tallied in the game. Nate McLaughlin made 16 saves in the St. Lawrence nets.

“We took too many penalties, No. 1. And we failed to get the puck in deep when we needed to,” coach Chuck Dievendorf said. “St. Lawrence moves the puck very well.”

Trevor Henderson, Tanner Studlack and Jake Henning accounted for the Huskies’ (5-4-1) goals. Joey Brown had 35 saves.

St. Lawrence 7, Franklin Academy 3

St. Lawrence 2 4 1 — 7

Franklin Academy 0 2 1 — 3

First period- 1, SLC, Kody Kocsis (Euto, Arquiett), 8:40 (pp). 2, SLC, Nate Stickney, 9:47.

Second period- 3, SLC, Kocsis, (Arquitette, Lynch), 4:10 . 4. SLC, Lynch (Arquiett), 4:26. 5, FA, Henderson (Bartenslager), 5:16. 6, SLC, Stickney (Euto, Baldwin), 7:52. 7, FA, Studlack (Scharf, Daniels), 11:30, 8, SLC, Baldwin (Meashaw), 12:14.

Third period- 9, FA, Henning, 8:13. 10, SLC, Arquiett (Kocsis), 9:01.

Shots- St. Lawrence 42, Malone 19.

Saves- Brown, FA, 35. McLaughlin, SLC, 16.