ROUSES POINT — Alex Duffy and Mason Letourneau scored the goals Wednesday night and Northeastern Clinton skated to a 2-0 victory over Plattsburgh High in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference boys’ hockey at the Rouses Point Civic Center.
Duffy gave the Cougars (4-2, 1-1) the lead with a rebound off a shot from the point at 2:27 of the second period. Josh Rabideau and Kastle Birch picked up assists on the play.
NCCS added an insurance goal with 3:45 left in the third when Letourneau stole the puck from a PHS defenseman and went up top to make it 2-0.
Kyle McCarthy recorded the shutout in the Cougars’ nets with 16 saves.
“It was a solid effort from our goaltender on out,” said NCCS coach Rob Francis. “It was nice to get the puck in deep and take advantage of a couple of our opportunities. (PHS goalie) Robby (Knowles) takes up a lot of net.”
The Cougars finished with a 27-16 shot advantage, with Knowles turning aside 25 shots in the Hornets’ nets.
“It was a team effort,” said Francis. “We know that every league game is going to be a battle.”
The Cougars are off until next Wednesday when they host Beekmantown in CVAC play.
NCCS 2, Plattsburgh 0
Plattsburgh 0 0 0 — 0
NCCS 0 1 1 — 1
Second period- 1, NCCS, Duffy (Rabideau, K. Birch), 2:27.
Third period- 2, NCCS, Letourneau, 11:15.
Shots: NCCS 27. Plattsburgh 16.
Saves: McCarthy, NCCS, 16. Knowles, PHS, 25.
Franklin Academy 6, Saranac 5
MALONE — The Chiefs had one of their best offensive games of the season with five goals.
Saranac, however, surrendered four second-period goals and were overtaken by the Huskies (5-1-1, 4-1-1) in non-league play.
Kyler Head’s goal with 1:58 left in the second period gave Franklin Academy its first lead of the game, at 5-4.
Cameron Daniels put the Huskies up by two goals 56 seconds later before Matt McCasland drew Saranac back to within one with 2:48 remaining in regulation time.
Tanner Studlack and Head tallied two goals each for the Huskies, while Daniels and Bailey Conklin each tallied once.
McCasland finished with three goals for the Chiefs, while Nick Uliva and Jacob Lilledahl each scored once. Kyle Erickson didn’t score any goals, but assisted on four of the Chiefs’ goals.
“We didn’t play very well in the first period, but picked up the pace in the second,” said Franklin Academy coach Chuck Dievendorf. “The kids were able to fight back.”
Joey Brown made 34 saves in the Huskies’ nets and Zach Lareau stopped 31 shots for the Chiefs.
Franklin Academy returns to the ice on Saturday with a 1 p.m. Northern Athletic Conference game at the Islanders.
“The kids played real well — this was our best offensive showing of the season,” said Saranac coach Ed Davis. “This was the most goals Franklin Academy has given up in a game so far.
“We had a letdown in the second period when our defensive zone coverage wasn’t good. I don’t know what happened. Maybe the kids were feeling a little overconfident after taking a 3-2 lead in the first.”
Saranac is at Tupper Lake for a 1 p.m. non-league game on Saturday.
Franklin Academy 6, Saranac 5
Saranac 3 1 1 — 5
Franklin Academy 2 4 0 — 6
First period- 1, Sar, McCasland (Erickson), 2:33. 2, FA, Ky. Head, 2:57. 3, Sar. McCasland (Erickson), 8:09. 4, Sar, Uliva (Ballantine, Sarazen), 12:15. 5, FA, Studlack (Daniels), 14:22.
Second period- 6, FA, Studlack (Daniels), 3:06. 7, Sar. Lilledahl ppg (Erickson, Archambault), 9:42. 8, FA, Conklin ppg (Ke. Head, Studlack), 11:26. 9, FA, Ky. Head (Bartenslager, Henderson), 13:02. 10, FA, Daniels, 13:58.
Third period- 11, Sar, McCasland (Erickson, Lilledahl), 12:12.
Shots: Saranac 40, Franklin Academy 37.
Saves: Lareau, Sar, 31. Brown, FA, 34.
BEEKMANTOWN 4, SARANAC LAKE 1
SARANAC LAKE — Katie Matott and Clara Giroux each tallied a goal and an assist to lead Beekmantown past Saranac Lake, 4-1, in an Upstate Girls’ Hockey League game.
Matott gave the undefeated Eagles a 1-0 lead 5:49 into the game, and Alexis Guay made it 2-0 just before the first intermission.
Ashley Roddy put the Red Storm within a goal early in the second period. Beekmantown pulled away in the third with goals by Kallie Villemaire and Giroux.
“As usual, we ran up against a tough goalie,” Beekmantown coach Ray Guay said. “But we managed to get it done.”
Kayleigh Bell made eight saves to earn the win. Saranac Lake’s Katie Snyder turned away 44 shots.
Beekmantown will play its final home game of the regular season at 1 p.m. Saturday against Ithaca.
Beekmantown 4, Saranac Lake 1
Beekmantown 2 0 2 — 4
Saranac Lake 0 1 0 — 1
First period- 1, Beek, Matott (Giroux, Carnright), 5:49. 2, Beek, Guay (Peterson, Raville), 14:55.
Second period- 3, SL, Roddy (Teer), 5:55.
Third period- 4, Beek, Villemaire (Matott), 3:58. 5, Beek, Giroux, 11:27.
Shots: Beekmantown 48, Saranac Lake 9.
Saves: Bell, Beek, 8. Snyder, SL, 44.