CHAZY — The Beekmantown Eagles girls’ hockey team honored their seniors before Saturday’s game against Ithaca.
Then, the seniors played their last home game to near perfection.
Alexis Guay, Amanda Peterson and Emily Raville all found the back of the net in their final home game of the season, while Ashley Terry kept the Little Red at bay defensively in Beekmantown’s 6-1 victory over Ithaca in girls’ high school hockey.
“It was senior night and this game was very special for the seniors,” Eagles coach Ray Guay said. “The seniors, in particular, had a really good night. The line of Raville, Guay and Peterson was outstanding.
“As a team as a whole we put together a full game. I got to play all four lines in the third period and we made things work. The girls had a lot of fun.”
After a scoreless first period, Beekmantown (11-0-1) erupted for five goals in the second.
Lauran O’Connor got the period started off strong just 50 seconds in with a goal on an assist from Kallie Villemaire. Raville made it 2-0 with Peterson and Guay collecting the assists. Peterson then had her turn on assists from Guay and Raville, making it 3-0.
Brielle Carnright and Clara Giroux each tallied with under two minutes remaining to give the eagles a 5-0 lead after the second. O’Connor, Villemaire and Katie Matott each finished with assists in the period.
The Little Red were able to get on the board at the 6:52 mark of the third period when Madison Gneo snuck one past Alyssa Pelkey.
Raville and Peterson then got Guay her goal as all three players on the line were able to collect goals.
Beekmantown had six different players score in the game.
Kayleigh Bell made seven saves, while Pelkey turned away six to collect the victory. Devin Bayloo stopped 46 shots in a losing effort for Ithaca.
“We had two good practices this week and all of that hard work really paid off,” Guay said. “The girls are playing well and there is nothing more as a coach you can ask for. We know that every team is looking to beat us and we just have to step up to the challenge.
“Hopefully we can continue to keep rolling.”
The Eagles will travel to St. Lawrence on Monday for a 7 p.m. contest.
Beekmantown 6, Ithaca 1
Ithaca 0 0 1 — 1
Beekmantown 0 5 1 — 6
Second period - 1, B, O’Connor (Villemaire), 0:50. 2, B, Raville (Peterson, Guay), 6:17. 3, B, Peterson (Guay, Raville), 7:00. 4, B, Carnright (O’Connor), 13:09. 5, B, Giroux (Matott, Villemaire), 13:33.
Third period - 6, I, Gneo (Johnson, Doerr), 6:52. 7, B, Guay (Raville, Peterson), 8:59.
Shots: Beekmantown 52, Ithaca 14.
Saves: Bell (7), Pelkey (6), B, 13. Bayloo, I, 46.