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#1 Saranac Lake/Lake Placid Lakers Vs #3 Saranac Chiefs - Champlain Valley Athletic Conference Hockey Playoffs Championship - March 3rd 2020

using the head
Photo By: 
Nathanel Lepage

Saranac Lake/Lake Placid's Andres Stanton (1) finds a use for the head as he saves the puck with it off the shot from Saranac's Austin Carpenter (6). It would be time for the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference Championship and it would be a battle of the Saranac's as it would be the #1 Saranac Lake/Lake Placid Lakers and the #3 Saranac Chiefs battling for the right to be crowned champions and head to the New York State Tournament. The game would start well for the upset-minded Chiefs as they would get the opening goal of the game from Austin Carpenter at the 7:27 mark of the first period for the 1-0 Chiefs and they would hold that through the period. Although when the second period came the Lakers would waste little time tying the game up at the 45 seconds mark on the Rhett Darrah goal. Then in a two-minute span in the 5th and 7th minute Tyler Hinckley would score to give the Lakers the 3-1 lead. Then in the last 1:10 of the second, the Lakers would strike again for the 4-1 lead on the Bailey Bartholomew goal. Then in the third period, the Lakers would put the game away at the 6:01 mark of the period on the second Rhett Darrah goal this time on the shorthand. In the winning effort, the Lakers go to 15-6-1 on the season as Andres Stanton would make 15 saves and have a date with the Queensbury Spartans in the New York State Division 2 Quarterfinals. Although the season would come to end the Chiefs have nothing to hang there heads on as Eric Frechette would make 55 saves as they end there season at 13-9. Gallery

glove save
Photo By: 
Josh Painter

Saranac's Eric Fechette (30) with the glove save as one of his 55 saves on the night as the Chiefs come up short in finals. Gallery