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Clinton Warriors Vs Salmon River Shamrocks - Girls High School Hockey Semi-finals - February 8th 2020

NYSPHSAA Final Four
on the crease
Photo By: 
Nathanel Lepage

Salmon River senior Olivia Moulton loses possession of the puck just outside the crease of Clinton goaltender Hailey Millington. The undefeated Section X girls hockey champion, Salmon River, faced off against a worthy opponent Saturday on the 1980 Olympic Rink at Lake Placid’s Herb Brooks Arena. In a tight NYSPHSAA Regional Semifinal contest, the Lady Warriors of Clinton Central knocked off the Shamrocks in a 1-0 upset. Salmon River entered the contest with a 20-0-2 record, but faced the task of taking down the team that gave them one of those two ties, a 1-1 deadlock in December. Despite the narrow result, Clinton appeared in control for large portions of the contest, keeping the Shamrocks pinned in their own zone for long stretches and restricting the Section X Champions to only 1 shot in the first period. That shot did not come until the final minute of the opening frame. When Salmon River did get offensive possession, their defensemen were repeatedly beaten at the blue line by fast-skating forwards chipping the puck to themselves along the boards. The first significant scoring opportunity for either team came on the powerplay for the Warriors, as a shot from the high slot was tipped in from of Shamrocks goaltender Carli Cartier, but the puck sailed over the crossbar and the teams entered intermission knotted at 0. Clinton took the lead at the 4:45 mark of the second period on a similar play, as sophomore defenseman Abby Kurdziolek tipped in a shot from up high by freshman forward Drew Kopek. Just over a minute later, the Section III champions celebrated a second goal before the officials ruled the net had been dislodged. Salmon River started to generate more offensive pressure in the latter stages of the second frame, but went into the third period facing a 1-0 deficit, the Warriors led shots 15-6. The Shamrocks struggled against the Clinton defense in the final period, getting only three shots on goal. Salmon River’s best scoring chance of the game came midway through the third, when Hannah Johnston and Jaryn Chubb appeared to have a clean break up the ice, only to be chased down by the defense and fail to beat goaltender Hailey Millington. The dueling senior goaltenders kept the game close throughout, as Cartier’s 18 saves on 19 shots was bested by Millington’s nine-save shutout. With the win, the Warriors advanced to the NYSPHSAA Regional Championship against defending champion Williamsville. Gallery.

Buffalo State Bengals @ Plattsburgh State Cardinals - February 8th 2020

SUNYAC Men's Basketball
chip shot
Photo By: 
Eleni Tyrell

Plattsburgh State's Erik Salo (10) with the chip shot in tight as part of a 25 point afternoon. It would be a SUNYAC Men's basketball affair at Memorial Hall as the Plattsburgh State Cardinals would host the Buffalo State Bengals in front of 125 fans. It would be a close game throughout the first half but the Bengals would be able to pull away and take a 49-44 lead at the break. When the teams came back for the second half the Cardinals would do there best to keep the game close but the Bengals would be just too much as they win the second half 40-38 as the Cardinals would fall short at 89-82. In the losing effort, Erik Salo would lead the way for the Cardinals with 25 points as they fall to 8-13 on the season. Next up for the Cardinals would be a road trip next weekend to Oswego and Cortland. Gallery.

Cortland State Red Dragons @ #1 Plattsburgh State Cardinals - February 8th 2020

NEWHL Women's Hockey
battle for the puck
Photo By: 
Kyle Coryea

Plattsburgh State's Hannah Kirlay (21) swipes the puck from the Cortland State forward and heads back the other way. It would be the second game of a pair of Northeast Women's Hockey League action weekend as the #1 Plattsburgh State Cardinals would host the Cortland State Red Dragons at the Ronald B Stafford Arena in front of over 650 fans. The Cardinals would get the opening goal of the game at the eleven-minute mark of the first on the powerplay from Annie Katonka for the 1-0 lead. The game would stay there till the nine-minute mark of the second when the Cardinals would extend there lead to 2-0 on the Madison Walker goal. Then just over four minutes later the Cardinals would strike again on the Katlin Drew-Mead goal for a 3-0 lead. The game would stay there till the seven-minute mark of the third when the Cardinal would take a 4-0 lead on the Sara Krauseneck goal. Then with just under five minutes left in the game, the Cardinals would strike for the last time on the Nicole Unsworth goal for the 5-0 lead. In the winning effort, the Cardinals would go to 21-1 on the season as Ashley Davis would make 14 saves on the day for the shutout. Next up for the Cardinals would be a game on February 14th in non-conference action against Elmira on a senior night at the Ronald B Stafford Arena. Gallery

Cortland State Red Dragons @ #1 Plattsburgh State Cardinals - February 7th 2020

NEWHL Women's Hockey
rebound goal
Photo By: 
Eleni Tyrell

Plattsburgh State's Anne Katonka (47) on the doorstep with the rebound goal to get the Cardinals on the broad. The #1 Plattsburgh State Cardinals would return the Ronald B Stafford Ice Arena for the first time since January 21st and play the Cortland State Red Dragons in Northeast Women's Hockey League action in front of 275 fans. It would start off good for the home team as Anne Katonka would score at the thirteen-minute mark of the first period on the powerplay for the 1-0 lead. The Cardinals would be able to extend there lead to 2-0 just 1:14 into the second period on a powerplay goal by Sara Krauseneck. Then just about three minutes later the Cardinals would extend there lead to 3-0 on the Abby Brush goal. Then in the fourteenth minute of the second period, the Red Dragons would get on the broad and avoid the shutout at 3-1 on the Grace Schnorr goal. The game would stay there till the last second of the game when Red Dragons Grace Schnorr would score again to make it 3-2. In the Cardinals 3-2 win, Ashley Davis would make 20 saves as they go to 20-1 on the season. Gallery

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

SUNYAC Men's Basketball
throwdown
Photo By: 
Kyle Coryea

Plattsburgh State's Travis Cox with the throwdown on the breakaway as part of a game-high 28 points. It would be a midway game as the Plattsburgh State Cardinals would host the Potsdam State Bears at Memorial Hall in SUNYAC action. It would not start off good for the home Cardinals as the Bears would race out to a 44-36 lead at the intermission. When the teams came back for the second half the Cardinals would play better but the deficit was too much to overcome they would win the half 46-45 but fall to the Bears 89-82. In the losing effort, Travis Cox would lead the way with 28 points as they fall to 7-12 on the season and will be back in action Friday and play Fredonia State. Gallery.

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.

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