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Saranac Lake/Lake Placid Lakers @ Plattsburgh Hornets - High School Boys Hockey - January 7th 2020

Champlain Valley Athletic Conference
game tying goal
Photo By: 
Josh Painter

Plattsburgh's Greyson Giroux (11) rifles the shot on net as he takes the hit for the game tying goal late in the game. The Plattsburgh Hornets would host the Saranac Lake/Lake Placid Lakers in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference action. The Hornets would get the opening goal of the game at the 7:45 mark of the period from Ethan Kay. The goal would stand through the first period as the Hornets lead 1-0 after one. The Lakers would fight back and tie the game 2 minutes into the second period on a goal by Hunter Wilmot at 1-1. Then just 30 seconds later the Lakers would take the lead at 2-1 on a goal by Carter Sturgeon. The Hornets would keep the fight up and tie the game up in the closing minutes of the third period at 2 and force overtime by a goal from Greyson Giroux. In the overtime, the Lakers would secure the 3-2 victory on goal from Brendan Bullock. In the winning effort, the Lakers go to 5-3 on the season and play Northeastern Clinton next. While the Hornets fall to 2-4-1 on season and head to Norwood-Norfolk on the weekend for the annual tournament. Gallery.

Potsdam Sandstoners @ Plattsburgh Hornets High School Girls Hockey January 3rd 2020

Upstate New York Girls Hockey League
slides by goalie
Photo By: 
Nathanel Lepage

Potsdam's Karley Green (12 breaks in front of Plattsburgh's Ava Juilan for the goal. The Plattsburgh High School girls’ hockey team suffered a 3-2 non-conference loss at home Jan. 3 against Potsdam. The game began well for the Lady Hornets, who built a 2-0 lead in the first period off goals from Amanda Vaughn and Avery Holland. The remainder of the game was an effort to maintain that lead, unsuccessfully. The Sandstoners got on the board at the 11-minute mark of the second period, as the Hornets turned the puck over at the offensive blue line, and two Plattsburgh defensemen collided with one another to send Potsdam freshman Kennedy Emerson on a breakaway. That would be the theme of the third period, as Potsdam junior Karley Green beat Plattsburgh goaltender Ava Julian on a breakaway of her own at the 10:03 mark to tie the contest. With the game seemingly destined for overtime, the Sandstoners showed they had other ideas. A breakout pass from Green found Emerson, who blew past the Hornets’ defense in the neutral zone and deked around Julian in the crease to tap the puck in on the backhand. With Emerson’s second tally coming with only 17 seconds remaining, the Lady Hornets were unable to overcome the deficit and lost a game they had led 2-0 at the halfway mark.

La Salle Cadets @ Plattsburgh Hornets - High School Boys Hockey - December 8th 2019

hip check

Plattsburgh's Hayden Colburn (16) with the hip check along with the sideboards to break up the play. It would be a nonconference tilt with the Plattsburgh Hornets hosting the Lsalle Cadets. It would be a game between evenly matched teams. The visiting Cadets would get the opening goal of the game from DJ Pauley at the 3:32 mark of the first period to make it 1-0 Lasalle. That would be the only goal of the first period and there would be no scoring in the second period. Then in the third period, Lasalle would extend there lead to 2-0 on the Brendan White goal at the 3:01 mark of the period. The Cadets would get an empty netter late for the 3-0 victory. In the winning effort, Lasalle's Caleb Ellis would make 22 stops for the shutout. In losing Jon Dublanyk would make 26 saves as the Hornets fall to 0-1 on the season. Gallery

along the boards

Plattsburgh's Tyler Ried (19) with the hard check along the endboards on Lasalle's Spencer Carpenter (3). Gallery

Grand Island Vikings @ Plattsburgh Hornets - High School Boys Hockey - December 15th 2019


Plattsburgh's Greyson Giroux (11) rides the Grand Island defender into the boards for the check. The Plattsburgh Hornets would host the Grand Island Vikings in nonconference action. The Vikings would strike twice and quick as they would have a 209 lead in the first three minutes of the game. Although the Hornets wouldn't let that stop them as they would score at the 445 marks on the Brandt Clarke goal to make it 2-1. That would be the scoring for the first period and stay there til 3:42 mark when the Vikings would extend the lead to 3-1. The Vikings would extend there lead to 4-1 on a last-minute goal in the second period. The Hornets would do there best to bounce back with a goal by Ethan Kay in the first two minutes of the third to make it 4-2. Although that would be it as Grand Island gets an empty netter late for the 5-2 win. In the losing effort, the Hornets fall to 1-2 on the season. Gallery


Plattsburgh's Brandt Clarke (12) with the crunching check into the boards to break up the play. Gallery

Kenmore East Bulldogs @ Plattsburgh Hornets - High School Boys Hockey - December 14th 2019


Plattsburghs Ethan Kay hits a slapshot from the point to score the game-tying goal for the Hornets, as the home team rallied from a two-goal deficit to defeat Kenmore East 4-2. The Plattsburgh High School boys hockey team capitalized on power-play opportunities Saturday to earn its first win of the season, victorious by a score of 4-2 over Kenmore East at the Ronald B. Stafford Ice Arena. The Hornets faced an uphill battle after falling behind 2-0 in the first period despite outshooting the Bulldogs 13-9, but they took advantage of their opportunities to pull it back. Late in the second period, Kenmore Easts Bryan Crispin and Tyler Laporta were called for holding and slashing, respectively, to give Plattsburgh a minute-long 5-on-3 opportunity, and it only took 18 seconds for defenseman Ethan Vaughn to find the back of the net. Exactly 30 seconds after Vaughn scored the first goal of the season for the Hornets, Ethan Kay took advantage of the continuation of the powerplay with a slapshot from the point, tying the game 2-2 in the final minute of the second period. Plattsburgh continued that strong play in the third period, outshooting the Bulldogs 14-6 in the final 15 minutes and scoring twice on three power-play opportunities to earn the 4-2 win. Gallery

break out

Plattsburgh's Tyler Reid carries the puck into the offensive zone for Plattsburgh High School as the Hornets kept Kenmore East under pressure in the third period, outshooting the Bulldogs 14-6 in the frame and scoring twice to seal a 4-2 win. Gallery

Saranac Lake/Lake Placid @ Plattsburgh Hornets - Upstate New York Girls Hockey League - December 5th 2019

along the boards

Plattsburgh's Christina Magoline (11) and Saranac Lake/Lake Placid's Annabelle Bomnbard-Schmidt (13) battle for the puck along the endboards. The Plattsburgh Hornets would host Saranac Lake/Lake Placid in the Upstate New York Girls Hockey League action. It would be game at would pit two evenly matched teams. As there would be no goals through the first period. The first goal of the game would eventually come at the 5:18 mark of the second period when Saranac Lake/Lake Placid's Dariana Patterson would score to make it 1-0. That would almost be the lone goal of the game until Plattsburgh's McKenzie Brown would score with just over three minutes left in the game to tie it at one. The teams would end up in the overtime and in that overtime, Saranac Lake/Lake Placid's Rylee Preston would get the winner on the scramble in front halfway through the game to give the 2-1 win. In the winning effort, Saranac Lake/Lake Placid would go to 1-0-1 while the Plattsburgh Hornets fall to 5-1 on the season. Gallery

loose puck

Plattsburgh's Rebecca Courson (21) and Saranac Lake/Lake Placid's Tailor Whitson (3) races for the loose puck that Courson pokes away at. Gallery

Malone Huskies @ Plattsburgh Hornets - Upstate New York Girls Hockey League - December 3rd 2019

glove save

Plattsburgh's Ava Julian (1) with the glove save on quick wrister. The Plattsburgh Hornets would host the Malone Huskies in an early-season Upstate New York Hockey League game. The game would start off good as the Hornets would get the quick 1-0 lead seven seconds into the game on the Avery Holland goal. Although the Huskies would answer right back at the 35-second mark on the Whitney St. Hillaire goal to make it 1-1. The game would stay there till midway through the second period when Reylyn Giroux would score for the Hornets to make it 2-1. Then at the 4:30 mark of the third period, the Hornets would double there lead on the Gillian Boule goal to make it 3-1. Although the Huskies would answer right back seventeen seconds later on the Alyx St. Hillaire goal to make it 3-2. Then at the nine-minute mark, the Hornets would regain the two-goal lead at 4-2 on the Mckenzie Brown goal. Then in the final minute, the Hornets would add an empty netter from Reylyn Giroux her second of the game to secure the 5-2 win. In the winning effort, the Hornets go to 5-0 while the Huskies fall to 1-1 on the season. Gallery

pad save

Malone's Gina Nocross (1) with the pad save as she blocks down the bottom corner of the net. Gallery

#3 Plattsburgh Hornets Vs #1 Beekmantown Eagles - New York State Section VII Class B Championship - November 2nd 2019

pass break up

Beekmantown's Andrew Vannatten (25) puts the hand up and breakup the pass intended for Plattsburgh's Kyle LaValley (8). It would be a battle of crosstown rivals as the Beekmantown Eagles matchup with the Plattsburgh Hornets in the Section VII Class B Championships. The Hornets would take the 7-0 lead 4 minutes into the game on a 4 yard run by Ian Detuello. The Eagles would fight back to tie the game up at 7 on nine yard run by Kaden Myers two minutes into the second quarter. The Eagles would take the 14-7 lead 3 minutes into the third quarter on Kaden Myers 49 yard run. The Hornets would tie the game back up at 14 on a 54 yard pass to Ian Detulleo at the six minute mark of the third quarter. The Eagles would regain the lead at 21-13 as Kaden Myers would score for the third time on six yard run with three minutes left in the third quarter. The Hornets would answer right back with a nine yard run by Ian Detuello for his third score of the game at 21-19 with a minute left in the third quarter. In the fourth quarter though the Eagles would put the game away with two scores by Dave Dion and Kaden Myers to secure the 34-19. In the winning effort the Beekmantown Eagles go to 6-2 and have a matchup with the Potsdam Sandstoners in the New York State High School Class B Playoffs while the Hornets season comes to end at 4-5. Gallery


Plattsburgh's Ian Detuello (2) with the catch over the middle as the defenders had tight coverage as part of a three score day. Gallery

#3 Plattsburgh Hornets @ #2 Peru Indians - New York State Section VII Class B Semi-finals - October 25th 2019


Peru's Ian Joy (18) with the crunching hit on Plattsburgh's Colin Golden (44) as soon as he catches the ball. It would be the semi-finals of the New York State Section VII Class B and the #3 Plattsburgh Hotnets travel to the #2 Peru Indians. The Indians would take the 3-0 lead on the first drive of the game with a 24 yard yard field goal by Keegan Smith. The game would stay there till 2:30 left in the half when the Indians would add another field goal from Keegan Smith this time 32 yards for the 6-0 lead as they head to the break. When the teams came out for the second it would be the tail of two halves as the Hornets offense would open up with a 27 yard pass touchdown to Ian Detuelleo to give the Hornets the 7-6 lead five minutes into the half. Then just 2:30 minutes later the Hornets would strike again on the ten yard run by Javon Carpenter for the 14-6 lead. From there on the defenses would be a wall and there would be no scoring. With that be said the Plattsburgh Hornets would get the 14-6 over the Peru Indians and both teams go to 4-4 on the season while the Hornets head to the sectional championship against the Beekmantown Eagles. Gallery

crazy catch

Plattsburgh's Kyle LaValley (8) with the crazy catch as he takes it off Peru's Santo Diaz for the first down as the scramble on the ground for the ball. Gallery

Ticonderoga Sentinels @ Plattsburgh Hornets - Champlain Valley Athletic Conference Football - October 12th 2019


Plattsburgh's Myles King (88) with the crunching hit at the end of the game on Ticonderoga's Dillon Schlogl (1) to break up the pass. It would be week 6 of the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference season and it would feature the Ticonderoga Sentinels at the Plattsburgh Hornets. It would take sometime for the scoring to happen as the defenses were up to the challenge. Then Hornets would end up taking the 7-0 lead on the 17 yard touchdown pass to Dylan Garrant as the second quarter began. That is where the score would remain through the first half and until the 3:25 of the third quarter when the Hornets extend there lead to 14-0 on Javon Carpenters ten yard run. The Hornets would take control of the game with just under 4 minutes left in third quarter when Myles King would catch the pass at the goal line for the 20-0 lead. The Sentinels would get on the board 1:30 into the fourth quarter on Monty Benedict touchdown to make it 20-7 down the stretch. Although the Hornets would put the game away down the stretch on the 2 yard pass to Benjamin Bourdeau and secure the 27-7 win. In the winning effort the Hornets go to 2-4 while the Sentinels fall to 1-5 on the season. Gallery


Ticonderoga's Monty Benedicts (10) leaps up over the block and gets the a hand on the ball for the block. Gallery