Ausable Valley Patriots @ Plattsburgh Hornets February 1st 2024

Champlain Valley Athletic Conference Boy's Basketball
from the wing
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Kyle Coryea

Plattsburgh's Bryan Kemokai with the two from the wing as part of a six-point night. It would be a matchup inside the Champlain Valley athletic conference in section VII tonight from the Plattsburgh High School as the Plattsburgh Hornets would meet up with the Patriots from Ausable Valley on the hardwood in boys basketball. The Hornets would jump out to a fast pace on the start and have a 23-6 lead on the Patriots after the 1st quarter. In the second quarter, the Patriots would have a better offensive output but the Hornets would still win the quarter 23-14 and take the 46-20 lead into the intermission. When the teams returned for the third quarter it would be more of the same as the Hornets would have a 26-11 quarter and take the convincing 72-31 lead into the fourth quarter. In the fourth quarter both teams would unload the benches and the Hornets would get the 10-5 quarter for the 82-36 victory. In the win for the Hornets, Max Filosca would lead the way with 12 points as they went to 8-3 on the season while the Patriots would fall to 2-11 on the season but Hayden Bombard would lead all scorers with 18 points on the night. Gallery

#12 Norwich Cadets @ #4 Plattsburgh State Cardinals January 31st 2024

NCAA Division III Mens Hockey
open ice hit
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Kyle Coryea

Plattsburgh State's Trey Thomas (14) with the hard open ice hit on Norwich's Paul Schmid (19) as they were going after the loose puck. It would be a matchup inside the top of NCAA Division III Men's Hockey at the Ronald B Stafford Ice Arena as the #4 Plattsburgh State Cardinals would host long-time nonconference rival the #12 Norwich Cadets in front of 1300 passionate fans for the midweek tilt. The home Cardinals would waste little time in getting the opening goal of the game just 5:28 into the game on the Josh Belgrave goal. They would stay there till the 3:51 mark of the second period when the Cadets would get the equalizer from Owen Sclisizzi and tie the game at one. Then just about two minutes later the Cadets would forge ahead on the powerplay goal from Clark Kerner for the 2-1 lead. The Cardinals were not going to let the Cadets lead last long as they would score three minutes later and tie the game at two on the Trey Thomas goal. The game would stay there till the 11:33 mark of the third period when the teams would combine for four goals in just over six minutes of action scoring would be Aaron Catroon and Jake Lanyi for the Cardinals Johnny Johnson and Ben Van Waterschoot for the Cadets. From there they would have no more scoring in the final two minutes of regulation and the five minutes of three-on-three for overtime. As the Cardinals would get the tie on the night and go to 15-3-2 on the season as Elli Shiller would make 25 saves on the night. The Cardinals will return to action on Saturday, February 3rd as they are back in the SUNYAC against fellow north country member the Potsdam State Bears. Gallery

Saranac Spartans Vs Plattsburgh Hornets January 29th 2024

Champlain Valley Athletic Conference Boy's Hockey
goal
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Kyle Coryea

Saranac's Landon Dyuprey (89) with the shot on net as he would core one of his two goals on the night. It would be the second meeting of the year for the Saranac Spartans and Plattsburgh Hornets at both their home rinks the Ameri-can North Sports Center in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference. It would take till the midway mark of the first period that the Saranac Spartans would take the lead on the Landon Giroux goal to give the Spartans the 1-0 lead. Then with just about 3:30 left in the opening period, the Spartans would double their lead on the Landon Duprey goal and that's how the first period would end. Then again about halfway through the second period the Spartans would strike and take a 3-0 on Landon Giroux's second goal of the game. However, the underdog Hornets would not go quite down three they would score at the 1112 mark of the period on a turnover in front of the net that Ben Beizo would slam away for the goal to make it a 3-1 game. Then just about 90 seconds later the Hornets would strike again this time from Braeden Calkins to make it a one-goal game at 3-2 and that's how the second period was. In the third period, the Spartans would waste little time regaining the two-goal lead at 4-2 on the second Landon Duprey goal of the night at the 4:37 mark. Then at the ten-minute mark of the third Landon Giroux would score to complete his hat trick and make it a 5-2 game. Then with just about two minutes left in the game, Ashytn Caitlin would score on the powerplay as the Spartans would secure the 6-2 victory. In the winning effort, Mason Patnode would make 24 saves as the Spartans go to 8-6-1 on the season as they head to Lake George region for a pair of games this weekend. As for the Hornets Owen Chapple would make 40 saves on the night as they fall to 1-14 on the season and their next tilt Wednesday night against the Saranac Lake/Lake Placid Lakers at Amer-can North Sports Center. Gallery

Potsdam Sandstoners @ #10 Beekmantown Eagles January 27th 2023

NYSPHSAA Boy's Hockey
from a knee
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Dave Szatkowski

Beekmantown's Zach Lapier (19) would come in on a snip it by the goalie as part of a multiple-goal game. It would be a nonsectional matchup in NYSPHSAA Boy's Hockey action as the #10 Beekmantown Eagles would host the Potsdam Sandstoners at the Ronald B Stafford Ice Arena. The Eagles would get the opening goal of the game just 36 seconds into the game on the Edward Sweenor goal. From there they would be off to the races as they would add five more goals in the period with Novak Jarus (twice), Pryce Parker, Caden Columbus, and Zach Lapier. The Sandstoners would be able to light the lamp once with a goal by Ryan Charlebois as the period would end with the Eagles leading 6-1. In the second period, the Eagles would stay hot as they added another three goals as Zach Lapier (the second of the night), Novak Jarus (the second of the night), and Sam Bingel would score as the Eagles took the 9-1 lead. In the third period, the teams would be going through the motions as the outcome was a long time ago determined and the Sandstoners would win the period 3-2 but the Eagles would hold on for the 11-4 win Eagles go to 12-2 and the Sandstoners fall to 2-11 on the season. Gallery

Williams Ephs @ #3 Plattsburgh State Cardinals January 27th 2024

SUNYAC Women's Hockey
only goal
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Kyle Coryea

Plattsburgh State's Emily Kaspzak (22) with the lone goal game on the scramble in front of the net. The #3 Plattsburgh State Cardinals would host the Williams Ephs from the NESCAC in their last nonconference of the season at the Ronald B Stafford Ice Arena in front of 400 loud fans. It would be a very evenly matched affair on a Saturday afternoon with both teams having their chances to take control of the game early. In the end, there would only be one goal scored on this Saturday afternoon with that going to Emily Kasprzak at the 5:22 mark of the second period. From there defense would be the name of the game with Lilla Nease making 31 saves for the shutout win as the Cardinals go to 19-2-1 on the season. The Cardinals will hit the road next weekend for a pair of games against Canton Kangaroos. Gallery

Saranac Spartans @ Saranac Lake/Lake Placid Lakers January 24th 2024

Champlain Valley Athletic Conference Boy's Hockey
goal
Photo By: 
Kyle Coryea

Saranac's Landen Duprey (89) slides it past the stretched-out Lakers goalie for one of his two goals on the night. It would be a trip up to Lake Placid and the home of the 1980 and 1932 Winter Olympic games as the Saranac Spartans would face off with the upstart Saranac Lake Lake Placid Lakers at the Jack Shea 1932 Rink. They would be back and forth through the first ten of games and the teams would have their chances. The Spartans would finally break through with the opening goal of the game at the 10:09 period when Gabe Moore would get the Spartans on the board. The game would stay there till the second period when the Spartans would extend their lead to 2-0 on the Landen Duprey goal at the 1:23 mark. The Spartans would look to take control of the game of the game as Landen Duprey would strike again and the Spartans would take a 3-0 lead 5 minutes into the second period. The Lakers would keep fighting throughout the period and break through and break up the shutout at the 10;41 mark of the period when Kellen Duffy would score and make it a 3-1 game. The game would stay there the rest of the period and till the 9:36 mark of the third period, Adrian Barmes would score and make it a 4-1 game. Then with 2:30 left in the game, the Spartans would put the icing on the cake as Brody MaCombwe would score and the Saranac Spartans secured the 5-1 win. In the winning effort, Shawn McLane would make 23 saves as they go to 7-6-1 on the season while the Lakers fall to 3-7-1 on the season. The Saranac Spartans will be back in action at home on January 26th against the Plattsburgh Hornets while the Lakers will be playing the Northeastern Clinton Cougars. Gallery.

#6 Middlebury Panthers @ #3 Plattsburgh State Cardinals January 23rd 2024

SUNYAC Women's Hockey
goal
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Kyle Coryea

Plattsburgh State's Zsofia Pazmandi (37) with the goal as she fakes out the goalie and slides it across the line the score. It would be a nonconference battle within the top ten of the country in women's hockey as the #3 Plattsburgh State Cardinals would host the #6 Middlebury Panthers at the Ronald Stafford Ice Arena in front of 350 fans in a midweek tilt. The game would be very tight through the first period both teams would have their chances to get on the board but the scoreboard would still be blank after the end of the period. In the second period, it would start the same. The Cardinals would break through and get the opening goal of the game at the 4:54 mark of the second period on a goal from Zsofia Pazmandi for the 1-0 lead. The game would stay there till the last 100 seconds of the period when the Cardinals would take the 2-0 lead on the Ivy Boric goal. The Panthers would answer right back a minute later and get the game back within one on the Molly McQueen goal to make it a 2-1 game. In the winning effort for the Cardinals Lilla Nease would make 20 saves for the win as they go to 15-2-1 on the season and will be back in action at home this Saturday against Williams College. Gallery

Morrisville State Mustangs @ #5 Plattsburgh State Cardinals January 20th 2024

SUNYAC Mens Hockey
from a knee
Photo By: 
Kyle Coryea

Plattsburgh State's Josh Belgrave (10) drops to a knee and slams his second goal away on the night as the Cardinals take a 6-2 lead. The #5 Plattsburgh State Cardinals would welcome the Morrisville State Mustangs to the Ronald B Stafford Ice Arena for a SUNYAC Men's Hockey game as they would celebrate Burghys 43rd birthday with 1700 of his closest friends. The Mustangs would not be very good house guests as they would take the quick 1-0 lead just 4:15 into the game on the Robert Haak goal. The Cardinals wouldn't waste time in getting the equalizer as they would score at the 7:00 minute mark on the Adam Tretowicz goal and tie the game at one. Then the Cardinal offense would come alive as they would score four goals in just under four minutes to take the 5-0 lead scoring for the Cardinals would be Josh Belgrave, Adam Tretowicz (second of the night), Tio D'Addario, and Luk Jirousek. The Mustangs would answer back just 11 seconds into the second period on Trevor Neumann's goal to make it a 5-2 game. The game would stay there till the 11:49 mark of the second period when the Cardinals would regain their four-goal lead at 6-2 on the Paul Bryer goal. Then with just 18 seconds left in the period the Cardinals would score again on the Josh Belgrave goal his second of the night to make it a 7-2 game. The Cardinals would put the icing on the cake just 14 seconds into the third period when Bennett Stockdale would score and secure the 8-2 victory. In the winning effort, the Cardinals Jacob Hearne and Dominik Bovan would combine for 17 saves as they went to 14-3 on the season. The Cardinals will be back in action next weekend as it will be the first of three straight weekends on the road as they head to Geneseo and Brockport. Gallery

Buffalo State Bengals @ #4 Plattsburgh State Cardinals January 20th 2024

SUNYAC Women's Hockey
goal
Photo By: 
Kyle Coryea

Plattsburgh State's Mae Olshaney (18) with the rebound goal to give the Cardinals the 4-0 lead. It would be the second game of a two-game series for the Buffalo State Bengals as they would travel to the Ronald B Stafford Ice Arena to take on the #4 Plattsburgh State Cardinals in SUNYAC Women's Hockey and celebrate the 43rd birthday of Burghy the Cardinals mascot. The game would be played very evenly through the first period as the Cardinals would have the lone goal of the period with just over two minutes left on the Emma McClean goal. However in the second period, the Cardinals would find their offense and they would go on a stretch of four goals in a span of 5:25 in the middle of the period with the goals coming from Mattie Norton, Emily Kasprzak, Mae Olshansky, and Taya Balfour and take the commanding 5-0 lead after the second period. From there defenses on both teams would stand tall as there was no scoring the rest of the game. However, that would not be for a lack of effort by the Cardinals as they would finish with a season-high 68 shots on net. The Cardinals go to 14-2-1 on the season and clinched the SUNYAC Women's Hockey first regular season title in conference history and Lila Nease would have another shutout. It will be a quick turnaround for the Lady Cardinals as they will be back in action Tuesday night in a non-conference tilt against long-time rival Middlebury in a game that was postponed a couple of weeks ago due to bad weather. Gallery

Fayetteville Manlius Hornets @ Saranac Spartans January 20th 2024

NYSPHSAA Boy's Hockey
rebound goal
Photo By: 
Kyle Coryea

Saranac's Landen Duprey (88) with the opening goal of the game to give the Spartans the 1-0 lead. It would be the second straight night the Saranac Spartans would be hosting a team from central New York and this time it would be division 1 Fayetteville Manlius Hornets at the A.C. North Sports Center. The game would be very physical at times but mostly clean hitting and the first period would be very even as there would be no scoring in the opening period. The first goal could come about halfway through the second period on the rebound goal by Landen Duprey to make it a 1-0 game. That is where the game would remain until the 6:20 mark of the third period when Brody McComber would get the goals as it tipped off the goal glove and in. The Hornets would do their best to make it interesting down the stretch as they would score with just over seven minutes left in the game on the Joey Leveroni goal to make it 2-1. However, in the closing minute of the game, the Spartans would put the game away with an empty net goal to secure the 3-1 win and even up their record at 6-6-1 and will be back in action January 24th as they go on the road to take on the Saranac Lake Lake Placid Lakers January 24th. Gallery

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