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#1 Pelham Pelicans Vs Northeastern Clinton Cougars NYSPHSAA Regionals Boys Hockey March 5th 2022

battle to the boards
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Kyle Coryea

Northeastern Clinton’s Ryan Racine and Pelham’s Eric Elbery jostle for position as they arrive at the loose puck along the half boards. The Northeastern Clinton Central School boys hockey team’s season came to an end Saturday with an 8-3 loss to the top-ranked team in NYSPHSAA Division II hockey in the regional round of the state championship tournament.
The Cougars played hard to the end, but they were unable to overcome the Pelicans of Pelham Memorial High School.
Pelham put pressure on the Cougars early, keeping the puck in the offensive zone for much of the third period. The Pelicans led shots by a 31-4 margin at the first intermission, with a pair of goals by sophomore Griffin Evans - both assisted by junior Louie Marcelino - the difference on the scoreboard.
The Cougars came out of the locker room looking to get back even and accomplished half of that job when senior Reid Lavalley notched the team’s first tally of the game.
Any momentum the Cougars wanted to take from that was stifled quickly, as senior captain Luke Green restored the Pelicans’ two-goal lead just 27 seconds later.
Pelham Memorial piled on a further two goals, by Marcelino and junior defenseman Eric Elbery, to build up a comfortable 5-1 lead. A couple of breaks for the Northeastern Clinton team threatened to put them right back in the game before the end of the period, though.
The first came as senior defenseman Blake Chevalier launched the puck up the ice 175 feet from behind his own goal line. Instead of going behind for icing, the bouncing puck hit the pads of goaltender Jake Mallinson and deflected into the net.
The second break came just 46 seconds later, as freshman Winfred Simpson scored off assists from Lavalley and freshman Ryan Racine to bring the Cougars within two goals.
That was the closest the Section VII champions would get, however, as the Pelicans added another goal by Marcelino before the end of the period, with Evans and senior Ben Rosenberg getting the assists.
The third period was once again one controlled by Pelham Memorial, with an 18-4 advantage in shots in the final frame. Freshman Mark Rosa got on the score sheet at 11:28 of the third period, assisted by freshman Reid Finster and Rosenberg, before Marcelino completed his hat trick 23 seconds later.
Rosenberg recorded assists on Pelham’s last five goals of the game.
Mallinson made 14 saves for Pelham, while senior Alain Juneau’s 66 saves in net for Northeastern fell short, as the Pelicans outshot the Cougars 74-17 in the contest.
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shot on net
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Kyle Coryea

Pelham’s Angus Deeney skates in on goal as Northeastern Clinton goaltender Alain Juneau prepares to make one of the 66 saves he would make in the game. Gallery

#2 Northeastern Clinton Cougars @ #1 Beekmantown Eagles Champlain Valley Athletic Conference Boys Hockey Championship March 2nd 2022

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Kyle Coryea

Northeastern Clinton's Reid LaValley (2) with the goal over Beekmantown's Austin Doser (31 as he gets hit and sent to the ice. It would be a match-up of the top two teams in the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference as the #1 Beekmantown Eagles would faceoff with the #2 Northeastern Clinton Cougars for the conference championship at the Plattsburgh State Fieldhouse. The game would start out very evenly matched through the first period as there would be no score after one but that doesn't mean that there weren't chances by both teams to get on the board. The Cougars would finally break the ice and get the opening goal of the game from Reid LaValley for the 1-0 lead 4:12 into the second period. The game would stay there till the 10:34 mark of the period when Reid Fessette would get the equalizer on the unassisted goal. Then in the final 90 seconds of the period, the Eagles would pull ahead on the Luke Moser powerplay goal to take a 2-1 lead into the second intermission, The game would stay there till the ten-minute mark of the third period when Reid Levalley would strike for the second goal of the game and tie the game at two. The game would stay there through the rest of the regulation and we were headed into that all-important overtime. It would take until there were eight seconds left in the second overtime when Reid LaValley would strike for the third time and get the championship. With the win, the Northeastern Clinton Cougars will be headed to the NYSPHSAA Division 2 tournament and will take on the #1 team in the state Pelham on March 5th for the right to go to the NYSPHSAA Final Four March 12th-13th. Gallery

hard hit
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Beekmantown's Sam Bingel (11) with the hard hit on Northeastern Clinton's Wayne Simpson (18) that sends him flying into the glass. Gallery

#3 Saranac Chiefs @ #2 Northeastern Clinton Cougars Champlain Valley Athletic Conference Boys Hockey Semi-Finals February 24th 2022

opening goal
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Kyle Coryea

Northeastern Clinton's Reid LaValley (2) comes in on the break and flips it over Saranac's Mason Patnode for the goal and 1-0 lead. It would be semi-finals boys hockey in the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference as the #2 Northeastern Clinton Cougars would host the #3 Saranac Chiefs. The game would start off quick for the home Cougars as they would get the opening goal of the game from Reid LaValley for the 1-0 lead. Although the Chiefs would answer back fast and furious as they would answer back with three goals of their own in the next few minutes from Caitlin, Hayden Buckley, and Zack O'Connell and take the 3-1 to the end of the period. In the second period, there would be no scoring although it wouldn't be for the lack of trying and the Chiefs would keep their 3-1 lead as they head to the third. The game was starting to look like the Chiefs were going to the upset win but at 2:24 left in the game, the Cougars would make it a one-goal game at 3-2 Reid LaValley. Then with 1:27 left the Cougars would tie the game up on the Ryan Racine goal and from there the game would go to overtime. In the overtime, the Cougars would come all the way back and get the win at 4-3 on the Chase Letourneau with 3:38 left in the overtime. With the win, the #2 Northeastern Clinton Cougars are headed to championship Gallery

head to head
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Saranac's Landon Duprey (16) meets up with Northeastern Clinton's Winfred Simpson (18) and go head to head collision chasing after the loose puck. Gallery

Northeastern Clinton Cougars @ Beekmantown Eagles Boys Hockey February 17th 2022

breakaway goal
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Kyle Coryea

Northeastern Clinton's Ryan Raccine (10) breaks in on Beekmantown's Austin Doser (31) and beats him on the goal. It would be senior night at the Plattsburgh State Fieldhouse as the Beekmantown Eagles would host the Northeastern Clinton Cougars in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference action in what might be a preview of the championship that will be held in ten days. It wouldn't take long for the home Beekmantown Eagles to get on the board as they would light the lamp at the 2:49 mark of the first period on the Anthony Marion goal for the 1-0 lead and that's how the first period would end. Then at the 4:40 mark of the second period, Ryan Racine would come in the breakaway and beat the goalie, and tie the game at 1. Then about halfway through the second period the Eagles would come back and regain the 1 goal lead on the Zachary Lapier powerplay goal. That is where the game would stay still just under three minutes left in the game when the Eagles Keegan Rodier would shoot from the left faceoff circle and light the lamp and secure the 3-1 win. In the winning effort, the Beekmantown Eagles would secure the regular-season crown and the #1 seed in the upcoming playoffs and will wait for the winner of Plattsburgh and Saranac Lake-Lake Placid on February 24th. Gallery

goal
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Kyle Coryea

Beekmantown's Keegan Rodier (15) with the wrister from the faceoff circle for the goal. Gallery

Northeastern Clinton Cougars @ Beekmantown Eagles February 17th 2022

Champlain Valley Athletic Conference Boys Hockey
launched into the glass
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Kyle Coryea

Beekmantown's Anthony Marion (16) with the hit on Northeastern Clinton's Owen Ebersole (14) that launches him into the glass. It would be senior night at the Plattsburgh State Fieldhouse as the Beekmantown Eagles would host the Northeastern Clinton Cougars in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference action in what might be a preview of the championship that will be held in ten days. It wouldn't take long for the home Beekmantown Eagles to get on the board as they would light the lamp at the 2:49 mark of the first period on the Anthony Marion goal for the 1-0 lead and that's how the first period would end. Then at the 4:40 mark of the second period, Ryan Racine would come in the breakaway and beat the goalie, and tie the game at 1. Then about halfway through the second period the Eagles would come back and regain the 1 goal lead on the Zachary Lapier powerplay goal. That is where the game would stay still just under three minutes left in the game when the Eagles Keegan Rodier would shoot from the left faceoff circle and light the lamp and secure the 3-1 win. In the winning effort, the Beekmantown Eagles would secure the regular-season crown and the #1 seed in the upcoming playoffs and will wait for the winner of Plattsburgh and Saranac Lake-Lake Placid on February 24th. Gallery

Northeastern Clinton Cougars @ Beekmantown Eagles January 11th 2022

High School Boys Hockey
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Kyle Coryea

Beekmantown's Nolan Latinville (19) rifles the puck past Northeastern Clinton's Peter Judkins (1) for the go-ahead goal. It would be a Champlain Valley Athletic Conference affair as the Beekmantown Eagles would host the Northeastern Clinton Cougars at the Plattsburgh State Field House. The game would start off good for the home Eagles as they would get the early lead just 2:59 into the first period on the Chase Clikey goal for the 1-0 lead. The Cougars would keep crashing the net and get the equalizer from Owen Ebersol at the 9:07 mark of the period. The Eagles would be quick to strike back and regain the one-goal lead at 2-1 on the Nolan Latinville goal. Then as the horn was getting ready to sound the Eagles would get a goal from Dayton Rovers to take the 3-1 lead into the intermission. When the teams were back for the second period they both would have their chances and the physical play was there but no one would be able to light the lamp and it would remain 3-1. In the third period, the Eagles would put the icing on the cake with a goal at the 3:47 mark from Nolan Latinville to secure the 4-1 win. Leading the way for the Eagles in the win would be Nolan Latinville with 2 goals and an assist. Gallery

Norwood-Norfolk Icemen @ Northeastern Clinton Cougars December 30th 2021 NYSPHSAA Boy's Hockey

short post goal
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Northeastern Clinton's Lucas Hemingway (13) finds the back of the net on the short post for the goal. It would be a non-conference game at the Rouses Point Civic Center as the Northeastern Clinton Cougars would host the Norwood-Norfolk Icemen. The game would start off slow as the teams would trade a pair of goals in the first period with Owen Ebersol getting on the board for the Cougars. In the second period, the offenses would explode as they would combine for five goals. Scoring for the Cougars was Winfield Simpson and Reid LaValley while getting on the board for the Icemen would be Jayden Grant, Gavin Phillips, and Ryley Ashley to make it a 4-3 Icemen game. When they returned for the third period the offenses would stay hot as they would combine for six goals scoring for the Cougars would be Peyton Palmer and Owen Ebersol (twice, to finish off a four-goal night) giving the Icemen the 7-6 win. In the winning effort, the Icemen go to 3-7 while the Cougars fall to 1-4 on the season. The Icemen will be back in action tomorrow as they travel 30 minutes up the road and take on the Saranac Chiefs while the Cougars have to wait till next week and take on the same Saranac Chiefs. Gallery

knee to knee
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Kyle Coryea

Norwood Nirfolk's Reese Grant and Northeastern Clinton's Ryan Racine (10) go knee to knee as they battle for the loose puck. Gallery

Norwood Norfolk Icemen @ Northeastern Clinton Cougars December 30th 2021

High School Boys Hockey
breakway goal
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Kyle Coryea

Norwood-Norfolk's Gavin Phillips (9) with the breakaway goal on Northeastern Clinton's Alain Juneau (33) for the goal. It would be a non-conference game at the Rouses Point Civic Center as the Northeastern Clinton Cougars would host the Norwood-Norfolk Icemen. The game would start off slow as the teams would trade a pair of goals in the first period with Owen Ebersol getting on the board for the Cougars. In the second period, the offenses would explode as they would combine for five goals. Scoring for the Cougars was Winfield Simpson and Reid LaValley while getting on the board for the Icemen would be Jayden Grant, Gavin Phillips, and Ryley Ashley to make it a 4-3 Icemen game. When they returned for the third period the offenses would stay hot as they would combine for six goals scoring for the Cougars would be Peyton Palmer and Owen Ebersol (twice, to finish off a four-goal night) giving the Icemen the 7-6 win. In the winning effort, the Icemen go to 3-7 while the Cougars fall to 1-4 on the season. The Icemen will be back in action tomorrow as they travel 30 minutes up the road and take on the Saranac Chiefs while the Cougars have to wait till next week and take on the same Saranac Chiefs. Gallery

Storm Hockey Vs Northeastern Clinton Cougars Applebees Winter Classic Day 2: December 19th 2021

High School Boys Hockey
2 on 1 goal
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Kyle Coryea

Storm's Sean Bruno (9) tips in the goal on the 2 on 1 breakout for the goal. It would be the second day of the 2021 Applebee Winter Classic and the first game of the day would feature the Northeastern Clinton Cougars and Storm Hockey. The game would start off great for the Storm as they would answer with four goals in the opening period from Sean Bruno (twice) Klaidi Gniji and Axel Kotikoski for the 4-0 lead after one. In the second period, the Storm would stay hot and get another four goals this time from Nick Donlon, Robbie Stubbs, Dylan Bzdell, and TJ Pierce for the 8-0 lead. In the third period, they would lighten up on the offense with the game hand and get two goals from Robert Bohl and Axel Kotikoski (for second of the game. With the win, the Storm would stay undefeated in the early season at 5-0 while the Northeastern Clinton Cougars go to 0-4 on the season. Gallery

Storm Hockey @ Northeastern Clinton Cougars High School Boys Hockey December 19th 2021

crunch
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Kyle Coryea

Northeastern Clinton's Thomas Richard (21) with the crunching hit along the end boards on Storm's Robbie Stubbs (11) to free the puck. It would be the second day of the 2021 Applebee Winter Classic and the first game of the day would feature the Northeastern Clinton Cougars and Storm Hockey. The game would start off great for the Storm as they would answer with four goals in the opening period from Sean Bruno (twice) Klaidi Gniji and Axel Kotikoski for the 4-0 lead after one. In the second period, the Storm would stay hot and get another four goals this time from Nick Donlon, Robbie Stubbs, Dylan Bzdell, and TJ Pierce for the 8-0 lead. In the third period, they would lighten up on the offense with the game hand and get two goals from Robert Bohl and Axel Kotikoski (for second of the game. With the win, the Storm would stay undefeated in the early season at 5-0 while the Northeastern Clinton Cougars go to 0-4 on the season. Gallery

pad save
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Kyle Coryea

Storm's Aidan Pike (37) with the pad save on the low shot from Northeastern Clinton's Ryan Racine (10). Gallery

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