Section VII Hockey
Top seeds (1) Beekmantown and (2) Saranac Lake
(3) Lake Placid 4,
(6) Saranac 0
Dillon Savage scored the first two goals of the game for the third-seeded Blue Bombers in the second period as Lake Placid scored a shutout victory against sixth-seed Saranac in the quarterfinal round of the Section VII hockey playoffs Feb. 21.
Savage scored at the 4:27 mark in the first period, netting the goal on assists from Troy Jacques and RJ Reid. Savage's second goal, unassisted, came at the 9:46 mark in the period.
Haile Thompson scored just over three minutes into the third period and then assisted on the final goal of the game, scored by Reid, at the 6:09 mark.
Brady Hayes made 14 saves in earning the shutout for the Bombers, while Dustin Plumadore made 35 in the loss for the Chiefs.
(5) Northeastern Clinton 2,
(4) Plattsburgh 1
The scoring came early and often in the first six minutes of the third quarter between the fifth seed Cougars and the fourth seed Hornets Feb. 22, with three goals scored in a 1:15 span.
The edge went to the Cougars, who pulled the mild upset in advancing to the semifinal round.
Liam McDounough scored the opening goal of the third period on assists from Josh Rabideau and Bobby Marks to give the Cougars a 1-0 lead 34 seconds into the period. CJ Worley responded for the Hornets just 32 seconds later, scoring on an assist from Jake Richards to level the score, but Matt Letourneau scored at the 5:49 mark on assists from Kastle Birch and Alex Duffy to give the Cougars a lead they would not let go of.
Cody Gnass made 21 saves in earning the win, while Robbie Knowles made 15 saves for the Hornets.
Section VII semifinals
(2) Saranac Lake 3,
(3) Lake Placid 1
The second-seeded Red Storm scored a goal in every period, using goals in the second and third to break a 1-1 tie and advance to the Section VII/Division II championship game with a 3-1 win against third seed Lake Placid.
Devin Darrah opened the scoring for the Red Storm less than two minutes into the game, scoring on an unassisted goal. Keegan Barney scored the tying goal with less that a minute remaining in the period, scoring on the power play off assists from Dustin Jacques and Johnny Williams.
Dalton DeMarco scored the go-ahead and what proved to be game-winning goal in the second period, on an assist from Pat McHugh. McHugh scored an empty net goal to seal the game in the third period.
Tyler O'Neill made 31 saves in the win for the Red Storm, while Brady Hayes made 21 saves.
(1) Beekmantown 3,
(5) NCCS 0
The top-seeded Eagles scored all three of their goals during a 7:15 stretch of the second period to skate past the fifth-seeded Cougars Feb. 26.
Frank Buska scored the opening and closing goals of the period, the first on an assist from Jordan Barriere and the second on an assist from Cody Rascoe.
Brendan Carnright scored the middle goal of the period on an unassisted shot.
Kyle McCarthy made 17 saves to pick up the shutout win, while Cody Gnass made 26 saves for the Cougars.