Girls' Hockey

Hornets defeat Larries in Norwood-Norfolk tourney

NORWOOD — Following a 2-1 setback to St. Lawrence Central Dec. 29, Jamie Reidy and the Plattsburgh High boys’ hockey team were looking to even the score.

The Hornets did so successfully, knocking off the Larries 3-2 in the opening round of the Norwood-Norfolk Tournament Friday night in non-league action.

“We knew we had a shot if we stayed out of the penalty box,” Reidy said. “It was just a solid game on our part.”

Freshman goaltender Giancarlo Ventre stood tall between the pipes for Plattsburgh High, fending off 29-of-31 shots faced throughout.

“(Ventre) was exceptional all game long,” Reidy said. “He made the saves when we needed them most. Our defensemen — Eric Bechard, Michael Stetz, Noah Gagnier and Brandon Matott — kept their shots to the outside.”

Ryan Whalen opened the game’s scoring at 5:43 of the middle stanza before Kody Kocsis tied the contest at 1-all midway through the period.

Following Alex Maston’s marker with 2:33 remaining in the period, Kocsis tallied a power play to tie the game early in the third period.

However, it was Whalen, who Reidy said was playing arguably his best game as a member of the Hornets, that blasted the game-winning goal with 4:38 elapsed in the third.

The Hornets will face Norwood-Norfolk today at 1 p.m.

Plattsburgh High 3, St. Lawrence 2

St. Lawrence 0 1 1 — 2

Plattsburgh High 0 2 1 — 3

Second period- 1, PHS, Whalen (Tolosky, E. Bechard), 5:43. 2, STL, Kocsis (Baldwin, Arquiett), 10:38. 3, PHS, Maston (Tolosky), 12:27.

Third period- 4, STL, Kocsis, 1:48 (pp). 5, PHS, Whalen (E. Bechard, Tolosky), 4:38.

Shots: St. Lawrence Central 31. Plattsburgh High 19.

Saves: Ventre, PHS, 29-31, McLaughlin, STL, 16-19.

Beekmantown 10, Saranac 1

PLATTSBURGH — Senior forward Brenden Carnright picked up the elusive hat-trick, while adding an unprecedented four assists in Beekmantown’s 10-1 drubbing of Saranac at the Ameri-Can North Sports Center.

The Eagles were able to exit the first period of play with a 4-1 advantage on the scoreboard.

“Saranac has had some success this year, especially in close games,” Beekmantown coach Justin Frechette said. “They’ve done a really good job hanging in there and battling. I was pleased (Friday) with how our team came out after an emotional win at Northeastern Clinton.”

Frechette said his squad did a nice job of getting the puck in deep and cycling in the corners.

“I’m proud of how our team worked at all three phases of the game,” Frechette said. “We produced at a high level and neutralized some of their top players. That shows the maturity of our hockey team.”

Brandon Buksa (two goals), Nathan Foster, Ryan Waterbury, Kyle Bisonette, Cole Carter and Austin Bradish also added markers in the nine-goal win.

“(Carnright) not only showcased his goal scoring, but his play-making abilities, too,” Frechette said. I was happy with how our younger kids played in the third period.”

Kyle Erickson tallied the Chiefs lone goal, which was assisted on the play from Jacob Lilledahl and Colin Recore.

Beekmantown travels to Saranac Lake Jan. 16 for a 6:30 p.m. contest.

Beekmantown 10, Saranac 1

Saranac 1 0 0 — 1

Beekmantown 4 4 2 — 10

First period- 1, BCS, Buksa (Foster, Carnright), 8:42. 2, BCS, Carnright (Foster), 9:06. 3, BCS, Foster (Carnright, Barriere), 11:05. 4, BCS, Waterbury, 12:13. 5, SCS, Erickson (Recore, Lilledahl), 14:37.

Second period- 6, BCS, Bisonette (Carnright, C. Carter), 1:56. 7, BCS, Buksa (Waterbury), 2:51. 8, BCS, Carnright, 10:55 (sh). 9, BCS, C. Carter (Bisonette), 14:31 (pp).

Third period- 10, BCS, Bradish (Bisonette, Carnright), 1:07. 11, BCS, Carnright (Foster, Constanty), 5:11.

Shots: Beekmantown 39. Saranac 15.

Saves: Plumadore, BCS, 14-15. Lareau, SCS, 29-39.


Beekmantown 4, Albany Academy 1

ALBANY — Emily Raville fired two goals and added an assist as the Beekmantown girls’ hockey team knocked off league foe Albany Academy, 4-1, in Girls’ Hockey Upstate play Friday night.

Raville put the Eagles on top with a marker at 6:41 of the opening stanza with Amanda Peterson registering the assist.

However, the lead was short lived.

Albany Academy’s Adrienne Phelps notched the game at one a piece with just 48 seconds elapsed in the middle stanza.

Senior Alexis Guay made it 2-1 Beekmantown at the 4:13 mark before Amanda Peterson and Raville would add insurance goals later in the contest.

“I was pleased with the effort from our first line,” Eagles coach Ray Guay said. “Defensively, we stepped up after the first period. Kayleigh Bell was stout in net, fending off 10 of 11 shots faced. Everyone contributed and it was a well-balanced attack.”

Beekmantown 4, Albany Academy 1

Beekmantown 1 2 1 — 4

Albany Academy 0 1 0 — 1

First period- 1, BCS, Raville (Peterson), 6:41.

Second period- 2, AA, Phelps (Mulligan, Ketchum), 0:48. 3, BCS, Guay (O’Connor), 4:13. 4, BCS, Peterson (Raville), 9:09.

Third period- 5, BCS, Raville (Peterson), 14:02.

Shots: Beekmantown 39. Albany Academy 11.

Saves: Bell, BCS, 10. Shannon, AA, 35.