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Section 10 boys hockey team swept by non-league foes at tournaments


Section 10 boys hockey teams went 0-4 in the first rounds of mid-season tournaments hosted by Massena Central and Norwood-Norfolk on Friday.


Lancaster 5, Massena 1: At the Massena Arena, three power play goals in the second period helped propel Lancaster to the convincing win over the host Raiders.

“We fell behind and we weren’t able to regain our composure. We had an excellent first period and we did alright in the third but we need to play a complete game against a team like Lancaster,” noted coach Mike Trimboli.

Austin Gallagher opened the scoring when he finished off a play set up by Manny Manns and Bryan Kross with 38 seconds left in the first period. Lancaster went on to built a 4-0 lead through the first 10 minutes of the middle frame before Evan Kassian got the Raiders on the board with a goal set up by Dylan Stone and Ian Wilson with 2:58 left.

Gallagher sealed the win with his second of the game, a power play tally at 9:35 of the third period set up by Bill Delano and Kross.

Manns finished with two goals and an assist in leading the Lancaster offense. Ryan Haines scored the eventual game-winner and helped set up another. Kross wound up with three assists and Delano with two.

Connor Paquin worked the Massena crease for 18 saves while Dean Kostorowski turned aside 25 shots in the winning effort.

Rome Free Academy 4, Potsdam 2: In the first game of the tournament, the Sandstoners gave up two quick goals to start the second period and were unable to recover in time to overcome the Black Knights.

Nick Mecca opened the scoring 37 seconds into the middle frame assisted by Dre Deblasiis. A power play goal by Jay Rutkowski off an assist by Jon Entelisano made it 2-0 at the 3:53 mark before Mason Bartell broke through for the first Potsdam goal with 6:20 left in the middle frame assisted by Keenan O’Gorman.

Rutkowski restored the two-goal lead 6:31 into the third period with an unassisted goal but Trevor Keleher pulled the Sandstoners back to 3-2 at 10:18. Keegan Richie sealed the win with an unassisted empty-net goal with 22 seconds left in regulation.

Devin Crary had 23 saves backstopping the Potsdam effort while Andrew Ross stopped 25 shots for the Black Knights.

Player of the Game awards were presented following the two contests on Friday. Kassian was honored for Massena, Crary for Potsdam, Kostorowski for Lancaster and Rutkowski for RFA.

The tournament wraps up this afternoon with Potsdam taking on Lancaster at noon and Massena facing RFA at 2:30 p.m.


Northwood Prep 4, N-N 3: At the Dominic Zappia Arena, Northwood scored two unanswered goals in the third period to claim the win over the host Icemen who opened the scoring just 1:19 into the game when Zeb Brown converted from Tyler Fobare.

Northwood took the lead with two early goals in the second period. Matt Headland scored from Sam Clelland and Matt Edwards at the 1:03 mark and Noah Wild struck from Edwards at 4:19 to make it 2-1.

The Icemen countered with two straight goals, tying the game at 5:36 when Cody Smith connected from Brandon Short then going ahead 3-2 at the 8:39 mark when Austin Cousineau converted from Cody Munson.

Headland tied the game just 56 seconds into the third assisted by Edwards, who broke through for the game-winner with 3:38 left in regulation assisted by Headland.

Ryan Thomas (7 saves) and Kyler MacIntire (12 saves) split crease duties for the Icemen while Bradley Stone stopped 22 shots for Northwood.

Plattsburgh 3, St. Lawrence 2: After a scoreless first period, the Hornets got on the board first at 5:43 of the second when Ryan Whalen scored from Jack Tolosky. The Larries pulled even at 11:38 when Kody Kocsis finished off a play set up by Blake Baldwin and Lukas Arquiett but Plattsburgh regained the lead just 49 seconds later when Alex Maston converted from Tolosky.

Kocsis knotted the game at 2-2 at 1:48 of the third period with an unassisted goal before Whalen put Plattsburgh back on top to stay at the 4:38 mark off assists from Tolosky and Eric Bechard.

Nate McLaughlin handled 15 shots in the losing cause while Giancarlo Ventre stood tall making 31 saves for the Hornets.

Northwood and Plattsburgh will play for the tournament title today starting at 1:30 p.m. The Icemen and Larries are slated to take to the ice at 3 p.m. in a game that will also serve as an NAC Division II league matchup.


In NAC games played on Friday, Salmon River skated to a 4-4 tie with the Islanders while OFA and Canton battled to a 1-1 draw. Tupper Lake at Malone was postponed.

Islanders 4, Salmon River 4 OT: Ronnie Boots scored with 3:02 left in regulation to tie the interdivision game at Clayton.

Ty Terrance provided a goal and three assists for Salmon River (1-7-2, 0-4-2).

Jordan Van Brocklin notched a pair of goals for the Islanders (4-5-2, 2-5-1).

OFA 1, Canton 1 (OT): In Ogdensburg, Brandon Mullin opened the scoring for OFA assisted by Gian Rufa and Jake Garrison 6:18 into the game. Canton tied the game in the second period when Matt Mende finished off a play set up by E.J. Curtis and Brandon Rodee.

David Prudhomme stopped 23 shots for OFA while Jake Watson posed 27 saves for the Bears.

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