LAKE PLACID — The Plattsburgh High School boys’ hockey team put Lake Placid in an early hole Thursday night.
And the Blue Bombers couldn’t dig themselves out of it.
High School Sports Magazine
Plattsburgh took a 3-0 lead in the first period and skated to a 4-2 victory in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference play.
In the first, John Anthony Fine-Lease scored from Eric Bechard and Andrew Bechard at 2:49, Devin Clarke from Andrew Bechard and Colin Giroux at 10:32 and Andrew Bechard from Alex Maston and Fine-Lease at 11:39.
It stayed 3-0 through the second period, and Lake Placid tried to rally in the third when Eddie Kane scored unassisted at 7:12 and then Nzoni Thompson, off assists by Keegan Barney and Ryan Damp, at 10:43.
But the Hornets sealed it with Maston’s unassisted empty-net goal with 25 seconds left in regulation.
“We dug a hole too big for ourselves,” Lake Placid coach Keith Clark said. “PHS got off to a good start and we weren’t ready to play. They pounced on us, and it was disappointing.
“We had some pressure after we cut it to a goal. But we didn’t start playing well until 10 minutes were left, and it was too little, too late.”
The Blue Bombers held a 26-18 advantage in shots on goal, and Giancarlo Ventre stopped 24-of-26 shots in the Plattsburgh nets. Tucker Angelopoulos made 15 saves for the Blue Bombers.
Plattsburgh 4, Lake Placid 2
Plattsburgh 3 0 1 — 4
Lake Placid 0 0 2 — 2
First period- 1, PHS, Fine-Lease (E. Bechard, A. Bechard), 2:49. 2, PHS, Clarke (A. Bechard, C. Giroux), 10:32. 3, PHS, A. Bechard (Maston, Fine-Lease), 11:39.
Third period- 4, LP, E. Kane, 7:12. 5, LP, N. Thompson (Barney, Damp), 10:43. 6, PHS, Maston eng, 14:35.
Shots: Lake Placid 26, Plattsburgh 18.
Saves: Angelopoulos, LP, 15. Ventre, PHS, 24.