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West Seneca East Trojans @ Beekmantown Eagles - High School Boys Hockey - January 24th 2020

NYSPHSAA Boy's Hockey
from the slot
Photo By: 
Kyle Coryea

Beekmantown's Alex Briezena (18) with the shot from the slot going for the opening goal of the game. The Beekmantown Eagles would host the West Seneca Trojans in a nonconference affair. It would be a very tight game throughout and there would be no scoring in the first period. It would actually take till the last minute of the second period before there would be a goal and that would be the Trojans getting on the board with a Jacob Bily goal for a 1-0 Trojans lead. When the teams came back for the third period the Eagles would keep up the fight through the period going for the game-tying goal but it wouldn't happen. The Trojans would add a late empty-net goal from Hunter Kashuba to secure the 2-0 victory. In the losing effort, Riley Hansen would make 24 saves as the Eagles would fall to 3-4-1 on the season. The Eagles will be right back in action the next day as they travel to Potsdam to take on the Sandstoners as they look to get back to 500 on the season. Gallery.

Cortland State Red Dragons @ Plattsburgh State Cardinals - Janaury 24th 2020

SUNYAC Women's Basketball
off balance lay up
Photo By: 
Eleni Tyrell

Plattsburgh State's Taylor Clare (21) off-balance as she goes up for the layup as part of a 14 point night. The Plattsburgh State Cardinals would host the Cortland State Red Dragons in NCAA Division III SUNYAC Women's Basketball. The game would not start off good for the home Cardinals as they would be doubled up in the first quarter and trail 16-8. In the second quarter, the Cardinals would do there best to get back in the game and win the quarter but would trail 24-20 at the intermission. When the teams came back for the second half it would stat tight and the Dragons would win the third quarter 12-10 and the Cardinals would trail 36-30 as the head to the fourth. In that fourth quarter, there would be no change as they tie the quarter at 20 and the Cardinals would lose 56-50. In the losing effort, Taylor Clare would lead the way with 14 points as the Cardinals fall to 5-10 on the season and are right back in action against Oswego State Saturday. Gallery.

#2 Middlebury Panthers @ #1 Plattsburgh State Cardinals - January 21st 2020

NCAA Division 3 Women's Hockey
goal
Photo By: 
Nathanel Lepage

Plattsburgh State's Sara Krauseneck’s (28) shot from just above the goal line finds its way behind the far post to open the scoring in the matchup between the top two teams in DIII Women’s Ice Hockey. The Plattsburgh State women’s ice hockey team avenged its only loss so far this season with a 4-1 victory over the Middlebury Panthers Tuesday at the Ronald B. Stafford Ice Arena. The No. 1 Cardinals entered the contest on a nine-game winning streak since losing in the final of the Panther/Cardinal Classic Dec. 1, while the No. 2 Panthers boasted an undefeated 10-0-2 record. Plattsburgh had to weather a storm early on, as Middlebury maintained offensive zone possession for nearly all of the first eight minutes of the game. A strong defensive performance by the team, including several blocked shots, meant that this territorial advantage resulted in only one shot on goal for the Panthers. Momentum swung in favor of the Cardinals at the 8:01 mark, when Middlebury defenseman Anna Zumwinkle was called for body checking. Reigning NEWHL player of the week Sara Krauseneck took advantage, putting a shot from just above the goal line behind the far post. Plattsburgh scored the eventual game-winner in the final minute of the first period when Madison Walker won the quick battle for a rebound in the slot and passed it to a wide-open Nicole Unsworth, putting Middlebury goaltender Lin Han out of position and unable to make another save. The only goal of the second period came at the 18:02 mark after Han made a spectacular shoulder save on a goal-bound shot from the high slot by Kaitlin Drew-Mead. As the Middlebury defense scrambled to clear the rebound, the puck found its way to Drew-Mead. She passed it to Walker, who hit the top glove-side corner with a quick wrist shot. A penalty in the dying seconds of the second period gave Middlebury a powerplay entering the final frame, and Eva Hendrickson scored her first of the season to get the Panthers on the board, but the Cardinals’ advantage was too much. Unsworth capped off the night with an unassisted empty-netter after forcing the turnover at the blue line and skating the puck up the ice herself. Han made 30 saves in the losing effort, while Plattsburgh’s Ashley Davis stopped 21 of the 22 shots she faced on the evening. Gallery.

Northeastern Clinton Cougars @ Beekmantown Eagles - High School Boys Hockey - January 20th 2020

Champlain Valley Athletic Conference
paddle save
Photo By: 
Kyle Coryea

Northeastern Clinton's Ethan Garrand (24) with the paddle save on the breakaway attempt by Colin Latinville (19) as part of a 25 save night. It would be a Champlain Valley Athletic Conference matchup between the Northeastern Clinton Cougars and the Beekmantown Eagles in a battle for second in the conference. It would be a game that would live up to the hype as there would be no scoring in the first and second periods of these two evenly matched teams. Then the third period would come around and it would be a different story. It would start off good for the Eagles as they score two goals in the first 2:22 from Dalton Kane and Alex Brienza and have a 2-0 lead. Then at the six minute mark the Cougars would score and break up the shutout on the Jon Bulson goal for a 2-1 game. Then at the nine-minute mark, the Cougars would score again this time on the power play from Zachary Miller to make it 2-2. Then at the 11:19 mark, the comeback would be complete as the Cougars would get a second powerplay goal this time from Lucas Bedard for a 3-2. From there on the Cougars would hold on for the 3-2 depict a firey attempt from the Eagles for the equalizer. In the winning effort, the Cougars go to 5-5-1 on the season and have a matchup coming up against the Malone Huskies while the Beekmantown Eagles fall to 5-4-1 on the season and play West Seneca next. Gallery.

Hanover Marauders @ Beekmantown Eagles - January 20th 2020

High School Girls Hockey League
scramble in front
Photo By: 
Nathanel Lepage

Beekmantown's Leah Coloumbe (15) looks to put in the rebound in front of the night on the scoring chance. The Beekmantown girls’ ice hockey team earned another victory Monday, defeating the Marauders of Hanover High School 4-2 in non-league action. The game, played on a Monday afternoon because of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, began with a senior day ceremony recognizing Madison Tetreault, Bryan Walsh, and Bailey Carter. Once the puck dropped though, the Lady Eagles didn’t waste much time. At the 2:17 mark, Carter’s pass from behind the goal line found Brooke Ruest out in front for a quick shot and a goal. Beekmantown’s lead doubled about four minutes later, as Ruest returned the favor by assisting on Carter’s goal before Sage McGinley-Smith scored unassisted to put Hanover on the board. The second period saw the Marauders apply sustained offensive pressure the first several minutes, but it was the Lady Eagles who took the puck up the ice on a counterattack for a quick score. A pass from Tetreault sprung Leah Coulombe loose, and Coulombe did not miss. Brooke Ruest largely put the game to rest early in the third period, tapping in a goal at the back door off assists from Janna Ruest and Sophia King. Hanover’s Meredith Morhun scored late in the game to narrow the gap, but the Lady Eagles held on to their 4-2 to the end. Brianne Knight made 22 saves for Beekmantown, while Marauders goaltenders Rebekah Rudd and Katie Smith made 16 and 17, respectively. Gallery.

Manchester Invitational - Championship Sunday - January 19th 2020

Pro Bull Riders (PBR)
championship ride
Photo By: 
Kyle Coryea

Jess Lockwood holds on as Big Black bucks and scores 92.25 for the overall win at the Manchester Invitational. The Pro Bull Riders Unleash The Beast Tour would make there first-ever visit the State of New Hampshire as they would come to the SNHU Arena in Manchester to a packed house of 7,200 fans on both nights. With it, they would bring the top bulls and the top 35 riders in the world. Through the opening night of competition, there would be 17 rides with Jose Vitor Leme having the lead with 89 on Slingin Tears headed into championship Sunday. Others getting rides the first day would be Dener Barbosa 87.50, Colten Jesse 87.25, Jess Lockwood 86.5, and Kaique Pacheco and Junio Quaresima 86.25 to round out the top five. They would return the second day for championship day it would start with all 35 getting one more ride and they would take the top 15 after two rides back for the finals. In that second round, there would be 14 qualified rides with a pair of 90 point rides from Jess Lockwood and Jose Vitor Leme with 90.5 and 90.25. Next up would be the Championship Round with the top 15 and of the 15 there would be six that had covered two bulls and have a legit shot at the title. When the dust would settle the win would go to Jess Lockwood 92.25 with Big Black on the last ride of the event with a weekend score of 269.25. With that he would win the event by 5.75 over Colten Jesse and rounding out the top five would be Joao Ricardo Vera (263), Jose Vitor Leme (261.5) and Dener Barbosa (257.5) and they would be the only 5 to ride all three bulls on the weekend. With the win, Jess Lockwood would take his spot back at #1 in the world standings as the tour moves to Sacramento, California next weekend. Gallery.

#10 Masschseutts Minutemen @ Vermont Catamounts - January 18th 2020

Hockey East Men's Hockey
crunch
Photo By: 
Kyle Coryea

Vermont's Matt Alvaro (25) with the crunching hit on the endboards of UMass's defender to break up the play. It would be a Hockey East matchup at the Gutterson Fieldhouse as the Vermont Catamounts would host the #10 UMass Minutemen. The game would not start off good for the home Catamounts as the Minutemen would score at the 1:37 mark of the first period on the John Leonard goal. The Minutemen would double up there lead at the 12:54 mark of the period on the Jake McLaughlin goal. The game would stay there through the second period as there was no scoring. In the third period, the Catamounts would score on Matt Alvaro's goal to cut the deficit to 2-1 at the 9:17 mark of the third period. The Minutemen would regain the 2 goal lead at 3-1 on the Matthew Kessel goal at the 17:22 mark of the third period. In the losing effort, Stefanos Lekkas would make 36 saves as the Catamount fall to 3-15-1 on the season. Gallery.

Hartford Hawks @ Vermont Catamounts - Janaury 18th 2020

Ameruca East Men's Basketball
slam dunk
Photo By: 
Josh Painter

Vermont's Daniel Giddens (2) throws down the dunk on the breakout as part of a six-point. It would be an America East matchup in front of a sold-out crowd at the Patrick Gym as the host Vermont Catamounts would take on the Hartford Hawks as they look to avenge last year's home loss that ended there home winning streak. In the first half, it would go back and forth for a while and then the Catamounts would steadily pull away as they would have a 37-27 lead at the break. When the teams would return for the second half the home Catamounts would leave little to be settled as they would win the half as they win the half 37-30 and secure the 74-57 victory. In the winning effort, Robin Duncan would lead the balanced attack with 11 points as the Catamount goes to 13-6 on the season. Next up for the Catamounts will be a trip to Maine to face the Black Bears on the 22nd. Gallery.

Beekmantown Eagles @ Plattsburgh Hornets - High School Boys Hockey - January 17th 2020

Champlain Valley Athletic Conference
celeberation
Photo By: 
Kyle Coryea

The Beekmantown Eagles celebrate as they defeat the Plattsburgh Hornets with an overtime thriller. The Beekmantown Eagles and Plattsburgh Hornets would meet for the first of two meetings this season in the crosstown rivalry featured in the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference. It would be a game that would live up to the rivalry as the two teams would duke it out throughout body blow after body blow neither of them giving an inch. The Eagles would strike first with the opening goal from Dalton Kane on the powerplay at the 8:45 mark of the first period. The game would remain there through the rest of the period and even though the whole second period as there would be no scoring. Just when you were starting to think that this might be the lone goal of the game the Hornets would answer and tie the game at 1 at the 10:44 mark of the third on the Tyler Ried powerplay goal. The game would stay there for the rest of the period and the teams would head to overtime tied at one. In the overtime frame, the Eagles would send there fans home happy as Dalton Kane would strike again with his second goal of the game and give them the 2-1 victory. In the winning effort, Riley Hansen would make 20 saves as the Eagles go to 3-3-1 on the season while the Hornets John Dublanyk would make 21 saves as they fall to 4-4-1 on the season. Next up for the Eagles will be the Northeastern Clinton Cougars on a quick turn around Monday, January 20th while the Hornets while getting the Saranac Chiefs January 21st. Gallery.

Plattsburgh Hornets @ Beekmantown Eagles - High School Girls Hockey - January 17th 2020

Upstate New York Girls Hockey League
poke check
Photo By: 
Nathanel Lepage

Plattsburgh's Natatalie Kay (4) with the poke check on Beekmantown's Leah Columombe (15) to break up the play. The Beekmantown Lady Eagles ice hockey team earned a 3-1 win at Chazy’s Scotts’ Rink Friday against the Lady Hornets of Plattsburgh High School. Beekmantown scored once in each period and outshot the visitors 36-27 on the night. A back-and-forth first period ended 1-0 in favor of the home team after Hailey Letoruneau hit the top corner with a slap shot from the left point after a pass from Celine Juneau. Playing with the lead, the Eagles applied offensive pressure for much of the second period and doubled their lead midway through the frame as Makenna Bell capitalized on a rebound off a Leah Coulombe shot to jam the puck between the post and the left pad of goaltender Ava Julian. The third period saw the Plattsburgh offense start to click, but it was Beekmantown who scored again, as Brooke Ruest’s feed from behind the goal line set up Bailey Carter for the tap-in goal. The Hornets pulled one back with a Gillian Boule goal midway through the period, but that would be the end of scoring for the game. Julian made 33 saves in net for the Hornets, which Beekmantown’s Brianne Knight stopped 26 en route to the win. Gallery.

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