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Potsdam State Bears @ Plattsburgh State Cardinals - February 4th 2020

SUNYAC Women's Basketball
off balance drive
Photo By: 
Kyle Coryea

Plattsburgh State's Mya Smith (11) drives the lane and takes the off-balance shot with the defender on her hip for a twelve point night. It would be a midweek affair between the Potsdam State Bears and Plattsburgh State Cardinals at Memorial Hall in SUNYAC play. The game would be tight through the first quarter and the home Cardinals would trail 23-21 after the 1st quarter. In the second quarter, the Cardinals would come back and take a two-point lead after a 22-18 for a 43-41 lead at the intermission. When the teams came back for the second quarter it would not fair well for the Cardinals as they would lose the quarter 18-8 and trail 59-51 as the headed into the fourth quarter. In the fourth quarter, the Cardinals would do there best to get back in the game but it comes up short as they win the quarter 15-10 but lose the game 69-66. In the losing effort, Hanna Whitney would lead the way with 19 points as the Cardinals fall to 6-13 on the season and will return to action Friday night against Fredonia State. Gallery.

#4 Malone Huskies @ #2 Plattsburgh Hornets - High School Girls Hockey Section VII Championship - February 3rd 2020

Upstate New York Girls Hockey League Playoffs
champions
Photo By: 
Kyle Coryea

The Plattsburgh Hornets have been crowned the 2019-20 Upstate New York Girls Hockey League Champions for the second straight season and head to Lake Placid for the New York State Championship. It would all come down to this for the Upstate New York Girls Hockey League Section VII Championship the #2 Plattsburgh Hornets and the #4 Malone Huskies in front of a few hundred fans at the Ronald B Stafford Ice Arena. The Hornets would take the early 1-0 lead on the Morgan Reid goal just 4:35 mark of the first period. The Huskies would answer back quickly just about 90 seconds later on the Olivia Cook goal to tie the game at one. The game would remain there till the final three minutes of the second period when Plattsburgh's Reylyn Giroux would score on the shorthand to make it 2-1 game. The game would stay there till the final whistle as the defenses would reign supreme through the remainder of the game and the Hornets would get the 2-1 win. In the winning effort, Ava Julian would make 19 saves as the Plattsburgh Hornets get the win and advance to the NYSPHSAA Final Four in Lake Placid and will take on the winner from Section VI. Gallery.

Cortland State Red Dragons @ Plattsburgh State Cardinals - February 1st 2020

SUNYAC Men's Hockey
leading with the shoulder
Photo By: 
Kyle Coryea

Plattsburgh State's Mitchell Hale (26) with the crunching hit along the broads on Cortland State's Shane Beaulieu (11) as he leads with the shoulder. The Plattsburgh State Cardinals would host the Cortland State Red Dragons in SUNYAC Men's Hockey action in front of 1300 fans at the Ronald B Stafford Ice Arena. The game would not start off good for the home Cardinals as the Red Dragons would take the early 1-0 lead three minutes into the game on the Doug Eglstram goal. Then just over four minutes later at the 7:42 mark of period the Red Dragons would extend there lead to 2-0 on the goal by Doug Eglstram his second of the night. The game would stay there till the 12:44 mark of the second period when the Red Dragons would strike again on the Shane Beaulieu goal to make it 3-0. The Cardinals would finally get on the broad just over 30 seconds later when Brandon Young would score to make it a 3-1 game. Then on the powerplay at the 16-minute mark, the Cardinals would strike again this time from Cullen Kane for his first goal as a Cardinal. The game would remain a one-goal till the 2:28 mark of the third when Doug Eglstram would get his hat trick goal and take the two-goal lead back. The game would stay there till the 11-minute mark of the third when Cullen Kane would strike again and make it a 4-3 game. Then just 12 seconds later the comeback would be complete when Andrew Pizzo would score off the face-off and we would have a 4-4 game. The game would change in the weirdest way with just under five minutes when Stefano Alzoni was trying to dump the puck down the ice Brandon Wells would try and catch it and it would bounce off his glove and end up in the net and that would end up being the winning foal as the Cardinals fall 5-4. In the losing effort, the Cardinals would combine for 20 saves as they fall to 6-11-3 on the season. Gallery.

Oswego State Lakers @ Plattsburgh State Cardinals - January 31st 2020

SUNYAC Men's Hockey
crunch
Photo By: 
Kyle Coryea

Plattsburgh State's Adam Tretowicz (21) with the open ice fight on the Laker going for the loose puck. The classic rivalry would be renewed as the Plattsburgh State Cardinals would host the Oswego State Lakers in SUNYAC Men's Hockey in front of 1800 fans at the Ronald B Stafford Ice Arena. The rival Lakers would get the opening goal of the game at the 17:37 mark on the powerplay from Alex DiCarlo for the 1-0 lead. The Cardinals would fight right back an answer with the tying goal 40 seconds later from Brendan Young. The Lakers would regain the lead at 2-1 five minutes into the second period on Josh Zisek goal. The Lakers would extend there lead to 3-1 on the second Alex DiCarlo powerplay goal of the game with under 5 minutes left in the second. The game would stay there till 2:15 left in the game when the Cardinals Ryan Kuhn would score to make it a 3-2 and have a game at the end. Although thirty seconds later the Lakers would answer with an empty netter from Michael Gilleseppe for the 4-2 Lakers win. In the losing effort Jimy Poreda would make 19 saves as the Cardinals fall to 6-10-3 on the season. Gallery.

#3 Saranac Lake/Lake Placid Lakers @ #2 Plattsburgh Hornets - High School Girls Hockey Section VII Semi-Finals - January 29th 2020

Upstate New York Girls Hockey League Playoffs
battle to the net
Photo By: 
Kyle Coryea

Plattsburgh Amanda Vaughn (23) battles through the defender and gets through for the shot on net. The #2 Plattsburgh Hornets would host the #3 Saranac/Lake Placid Lakers in the Upstate Girls Hockey League Section VII Semi-finals with the winner going to the sectional finals Monday night at SUNY Plattsburgh. The hometown Hornets would get the opening goal of the game from Ada Johnston at the 7:30 mark of the first. The game would stay there until the 11:15 mark of the second when the Hornets would score again from McKenzie Brown for the 2-0 lead. Then just over halfway through the third period, the Hornets would put the game out of reach on the Gillian Boule goal for the 3-0 lead and secure the win. In the winning effort, Ava Jullian would make 13 saves in the shutout effort. With the win the Plattsburgh Hornets advance to the section vii championships against the upset-minded #4 Malone Huskies. Gallery.

#4 Malone Huskies @ #1 Beekmantown Eagles - High School Girls Hockey Section VII Semi-Finals - January 29th 2020

Upstate New York Girls Hockey League Playoffs
celeberation
Photo By: 
Nathanel Lepage

Franklin Academy’s girl's hockey team gathers around goaltender Gina Norcross in celebration of a playoff win on the road against Beekmantown. The Huskies defeated the Eagles 3-2 in the sectional semifinal Wednesday at the Scotts’ Rink in Chazy. History was made Wednesday night at the Scotts’ Memorial Rink in Chazy, as the Franklin Academy girls’ hockey team earned an upset victory over Beekmantown in the Section 7 Semifinals. The Huskies’ 3-2 win on the road was the first playoff triumph in program history. In a back-and-forth first period that saw the road team edge the hosts in shots on goal 8-6, Franklin Academy scored the only tally in the final moments of the period when Vail St. Hilaire put home a feed from her sister Whitney. The Eagles found themselves in an ever-deeper hole early in the second period, after Huskies defenseman Courtney Bouyea hit the upper corner with a wrist shot from the high slot off a pass from Olivia Cook. Beekmantown’s leading goal-scorer, senior Bailey Carter, got the home team on the board at the 9:30 mark of the second, but Cook restored Franklin Academy’s two-goal lead 91 seconds later on the breakaway. The Eagles appeared to have scored another goal shortly before the end of the second period, by the referee cut the celebration short after ruling that the net had been dislodged. Carter scored the only goal of the third period, collecting a cross-ice pass from Brooke Ruest on the power play and send it home from the right half board to beat Huskies goaltender Gina Norcross. An aggressive forecheck late in the game by Franklin Academy stifled the Eagles’ ability to pull goaltender Brianne Knight until the final 30 seconds, and the Huskies held on for the 3-2 win. Norcross made 23 saves in the win, while Knight made 17. With the win, Franklin Academy advanced to Monday’s Section 7 Final against Plattsburgh High School. Gallery.

Oswego State Lakers @ Plattsburgh State Cardinals - Janaury 25th 2020

SUNYAC Men's Basketball
takes flight
Photo By: 
Eleni Tyrell

Plattsburgh State's Erik Salo (10) takes flight on the hook shot as part of a seven-point game. The Plattsburgh State Cardinals would host the Oswego State Lakers in SUNYAC Men's Basketball action at the memorial hall. The game would be tight through the first half as the Lakers would have a slim 27-25 lead at the break. When the teams would return for the second half the Cardinals would have no answer for the Lakers as they would lose the half 36-19 and the game 63-44. In the losing effort, Travis Cox would lead the way with 14 points as the Cardinals fall to 6-10 on the season. Gallery.

Salmon River Shamrocks @ Plattsburgh Hornets - High School Girls Hockey - January 25th 2020

Upstate New York Girls Hockey League
outstretched save
Photo By: 
Kyle Coryea

Salmon River's Charlie Cartier (31) reaches completely across to break up the scoring chance from Plattsburgh's Avery Holland as part of an 18 save night. It would be senior day at the Amer-Can North Arena and the Plattsburgh Hornets would honor there two senoirs before the game against the Salmon River Shamrocks. The road Shamrocks would get the opening goal of the game in the final two minutes of the first period as Karahkwenhawe White would score for the 1-0 game. When the teams back for the second the Hornets wouldn't take long and tie the game up on the McKenzie Brown goal to make it 1-1 3:30 into the period. The game would stay there till the 2:21 mark of the second period when the Shamrocks would regain the 2-1 lead on the Kayla Cunningham goal. Although the Hornets wouldn't give up and keep fighting and tie the game at 2 on the Reylyn Giroux goal halfway through the period. Although the Shamrocks would take the lead back for good on Kayla Cunningham's second goal of the game with 4 minutes left and get the 3-2 win. In the losing effort, Ava Julian would make 19 saves as the Hornets go to 11-8 and get set for the playoffs next week. Gallery.

Oswego State Lakers @ Plattsburgh State Cardinals - Janaury 25th 2020

SUNYAC Women's Basketball
drive to the basket
Photo By: 
Eleni Tyrell

Plattsburgh State's Lytrell Walker (4) drives to the basket for the layup attempt as part of a four-point game. The Plattsburgh State Cardinals would host the Oswego State Lakers in SUNYAC Women's Basketball at Memorial Hall. The game would start off good for the home Cardinals as they would have a ten-point lead after the first quarter 15-6. Although in the second quarter the Lakers would come for revenge and win the quarter 18-8 and take the slim 24-23 lead at the intermission. When the teams would come back from the break for the third quarter the Cardinals would take control and win the quarter 19-13 and have a 42-37 lead headed to the fourth. In that fourth quarter it would be more of the same for the Cardinals as they win it 20-14 and get the 62-51. In the winning effort, Taylor Durnin would lead the way with 15 points as the Cardinals go to 6-10 on the season. Gallery.

West Seneca East Trojans @ Saranac Chiefs - High School Boys Hockey - January 25th 2020

NYSPHSAA Boy's Hockey
pad save
Photo By: 
Kyle Coryea

Saranac's Macen Mero (31) with the pad save as part of 34 on the night. The Saranac Chiefs would host the West Seneca East Trojans in NYSPHSAA Boy's Hockey action. The game would be tight throughout the first period as there would be no scoring. The Trojans would get the opening goal of the game at the 5:25 mark on the Colin Schmatz would score for a 1-0 game. Although the Chiefs would answer back two minutes later to tie the game at 1 on the Nikolas Hamel goal. The Chiefs would take the 2-1 lead at the 5:55 mark of the third period on Nikolas Hamel's second goal of the game. The Chiefs would start to put the nail in the coffin as Austin Carpenter would score 54 seconds later to extend the lead to 3-1. Then in the final minute of the game, Hayden Buckley would score on the empty net to secure the 4-1 victory. In the winning effort, Macon Mero would make 34 saves and Nikolas Hamel would score twice as the Chiefs go to 8-5 on the season. Gallery.

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