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Lake Placid's Dillon Savage (26) takes a shot against Saranac goaltender Jeff Smith during Saturday's Champlain Valley Athletic Conference boys' hockey game. The Blue Bombers picked up a 3-2 victory. (Gabe Dickens/P-R Photo)

Lake Placid edges Saranac in boys' hockey

PLATTSBURGH — The shots on goal were one-sided Saturday — but not the score.

Chris Williams scored two goals and assisted on another as Lake Placid edged out a 3-2 win over Saranac in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference boys’ hockey.

The Blue Bombers held a 56-14 shot advantage, but weren’t able to put the Chiefs away.

Williams scored in the first period for Lake Placid before Kevin Fisher answered for Saranac early in the second.

But Shane McNierney’s goal at 6:19 put the Blue Bombers ahead to stay and Williams added an important insurance goal with 1:06 left in the stanza.

Luke Carpenter’s goal at 1:36 of the third brought Saranac back to within one.

Tucker Angelopoulos made 12 saves in the Lake Placid nets and Jeff Smith turned away 53 for the Chiefs.

“We were a little undisciplined the first two periods and Lake Placid made us pay with three power-play goals,” Saranac coach Shon Lilledahl said. “I thought our third period was our most disciplined and the kids showed a lot of heart and tenacity.

“All in all, it was a great game to watch. Jeff Smith had another solid game in net for us and first-year skater Isaac Nixon filled in nicely at wing with a very physical performance.”

Lake Placid 3, Saranac 2

Lake Placid 1 2 0 — 3

Saranac 0 1 1 — 2

First period- 1, LP, Williams (Smith), 6:45.

Second period: 2, Sar, K. Fisher (A. Fisher), 4:29. 3, LP, McNierney (Williams), 6:19. 4, LP, Williams (McNierney, T. Jacques), 13:54.

Third period- 5, Sar, Carpenter (K. Fisher), 1:36.

Shots: Lake Placid 56, Saranac 14.

Saves: Angelopoulos, LP, 12. Smith, Sar, 53.

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NORTHEASTERN CLINTON 7,BETHLEHEM 6

ROUSES POINT — The goals came fast and furious and the Cougars scored three unanswered goals in the third period to pull out the win.

Bethlehem took a 6-4 lead into the third of the nonleague game.

But Reece Tucker scored at 6:31 and than Ryan Marks at 11:15 to tie it. Jordan LaMare’s goal with 2;33 left in regulation gave Northeastern Clinton the win.

LaMare, Alex Gonyo, Nick Leduc and Nick Palmer tallied earlier goals for the Cougars.

Mike Lemieux scored three goals in the first period alone for Bethlehem. Steven Zayas also scored in the first, while Andrew Carroll and Chris Caswell added second-half goals.

The score was tied, at 4-all, after one period.

Ryan Roberts made 35 saves in net for the Cougars and Carl Cusack 27 stops for Bethlehem.

“It wasn’t the prettiest of games that’s ever been played,” Northeastern Clinton coach Rob Francis said. “Both goalies struggled a bit early on, but I thought Roberts settled down and played very well the second half of the game.

“The boys battled hard and didn’t give up when we fell behind. I was real proud of that.”

Northeastern Clinton 7, Bethlehem 6

Bethlehem 4 2 0 — 6

NE Clinton 4 0 3 — 7

First period- 1, NCCS, LaMere (Palmer, Marks), :21. 2, Beth, Zayas (Caswell, Carroll), :32. 3, NCCS, Gonyo (Leduc), 4:01. 4, Beth, Lemieux (Carroll), 9:11. 5, NCCS, Laduc (Guay), 11;15. 6, NCCS, Palmer, 12:27. 7, Beth, Lemieux (Carroll), 14:24. 8, Beth, Lemieux (Carroll), 14:31.

Second period- 9, Beth, Carroll (Lemieux), 1:09. 10, Beth, Caswell (Zayas), 4;33.

Third period- 11, NCCS, Tucker, 6:31. 12, NCCS, Marks (Hurlburt, LaMere), 11;15. 13, NCCS, LaMere (Marks, Palmer), 12:27.

Shots: Bethlehem 41, Northeastern Clinton 34.

Saves: Cusack, Beth, 27. Roberts, NCCS, 35.

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