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