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Massena, Salmon River, N-N net NAC hockey road wins


The Massena Central, Salmon River and Norwood-Norfolk boys hockey teams all skated to NAC road wins on Wednesday.

Massena 4, Islanders 0: At the Alexandria Bay Civic Arena, the Raiders scored solo goals in each of the first two periods then put the game out of reach with a pair of quick goals to open the third.

Dylan Stone broke through for the only goal Massena would need when he took a pass from Ryan Thomas then sent a shot through traffic and into the back of the net 10:30 into the game.

Tyler Young made it 2-0 late in the second period when he relayed a blocked shot in the defensive zone by teammate Cameron Marsh into a breakaway shorthanded goal.

Dalton Mullin struck for the third Massena goal off an assist from J.P. Chauvin two minutes into the final frame before Patrick Manning closed out the scoring just 45 seconds later on a play set up by Jordan Robert.

Connor Paquin handled the 12 shots he faced backstopping the shutout while Noah Crandall worked the Islanders crease for 35 saves.

The Raiders return to action this weekend when they compete at a tournament at Salmon River Central. They go up against Queensbury on Friday at 8 p.m. before facing off against McQuaid-Jesuit on Saturday at noon.

Salmon River 5, Potsdam 4: In the lone Division I encounter of the night staged at SUNY Potsdam’s Maxcy Hall Arena, the visiting Shamrocks used some outstanding special teams play to overcame a fast Sandstoner start before going on to post the win in the league opener for boths squads.

Corson Green put Potsdam on the board just goal just eight seconds into the game taking advantage of a quick defensive zone turnover after the opening face-off. Logan Ford made it 2-0 just 1:19 later when he finished off a play set up by Max Warden.

The Shamrocks battled back to tie the game as Tyren Boots scored from Tylar Thomas at the 5:05 mark before pulling even when Tye Terrance struck for the first of two shorthanded goals for Salmon River 9:18 into the game.

Potsdam regained the lead in the closing minute of the first period when Green converted from Ford and Josh Locey.

Salmon River pulled even just 2:19 into the second period on a shorthanded goal by Lewis that was assisted by Terrance but Green put Potsdam back on top two minutes later when he connected from Locey and Mason Bartell to complete his hattrick and the Sandstoners went into the second intermission leading 4-3.

The Shamrocks completed their comeback with two goals early in the third period, pulling even when Nathan Smoke connected from Lewis and Tyler Sisto at the 1:46 mark then taking the lead just 44 seconds later when Sean David finished off an assist from Cody Lazore for a power play goal that would hold up as the game-winner.

Aidan Comins turned aside 18 shots in the winning effort while Jake Crary posted 26 saves for the Sandstoners.

Both teams will be competing in tournaments this weekend with Salmon River (1-2-1, 1-0) playing in their Christmas Tournament hosted by the North Franklin Shamrocks and Potsdam making the short trip down Rt. 11 to the Canton Pavilion. Salmon River will open on Friday against McQuaid Jesuit starting at 6 p.m. then take on Queensbury on Saturday at 2 p.m. The Sandstoners (1-2, 0-1) are slated to face Williamsville-East on Friday at 9 p.m. and Cicero-North Syracuse on Saturday at 2 p.m.

N-N 6, FA 3: In a Division II matchup at the Malone Civic Center, the visiting Icemen relayed a 3-1 first intermission lead into their third win in as many NAC games this season.

Austin Cousineau opened the scoring by finishing off a play set up by Zeb Brown and Tanner Uppstromm at 4:52 into the game. Kaden Pickering made it 2-0 less than three minutes later with a power play goal assisted by Cousineau and Shane Cryderman before the Huskies got on the board at the 11:56 mark on a goal by Kyler Head that was set up by Jake Perry.

Brown restored the two-goal lead a minute and a-half later on a play set up by Pickering and Cousineau.

The Icemen went ahead 4-1 at 7:17 of the second period when Coby Munson converted for a power play goal from Cryderman and Pickering but Josh Trombley countered with the second FA goal just 31 seconds later assisted by Bailey Conklin and Perry.

Munson notched his second power play goal of the night just 17 seconds into the third period assisted by Brown and Cryderman before Cousineau pushed the Icemen lead to 6-2 at the 7:44 mark assisted by Pickering and Brown.

Jake Henning closed out the scoring with 2:26 left in regulation off assists from Trevor Cooley and Trevor Henderson.

Brandon Richards turned aside 18 shots in the winning effort while Joey Brown posted 32 saves as the Huskies suffered their first loss in three NAC encounters.

The Icemen are slated to host Division I rival Potsdam next Wednesday at the Dominic Zappia Arena starting at 7 p.m.

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