St. Lawrence Central Defeats Thousands Islands-Alex Bay 6-1

Luke Peets (14) flicks in the final goal for the Larries to open a 6-0 lead in the second period. The Larries scored four goals in the first period and two more in the middle frame, en route to a 6-0 win over the =Islanders in the final regular-season game. St. Lawrence Central closed their season 9-4-1.  (Shonn Surber photo)  Game Gallery

2013-2014 Section X Boys Hockey Standings

Salmon River
W    L   T   Pts    vs. Div I   vs. Div II  Overall
12    0    0   24        6-0-0        6-0-0     14-5-1
  7    3    2   16        2-3-1        5-0-1       9-8-2
  7    4    1   15        2-4-0        5-0-1       9-9-1
  5    6    1   11        1-4-1        4-2-0     8-10-2
St. Lawrence Central
Th.Islands/Alex Bay
Tupper Lake
W    L   T   Pts    vs. Div I   vs. Div II  Overall
10    4    0   20        1-3-0        8-1-0     15-4-0
  9    4    1   19        1-2-1        8-2-0     13-6-1
  6    8    0   12        0-4-0        6-3-0     8-12-0
  4    9    1     9        0-3-0        4-6-1     6-13-1
  2  11    1     5        0-2-1        1-9-0     4-12-1
  0  13    1     1        0-4-0        0-9-1     0-18-1


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Games of Week 11: February 10-14, 2014

 NCSN Boys Hockey Scoreboard


St. Lawrence Ctl. 6, Thousand Islands-Alex Bay 1



Massena 8, Canton 1



St. Lawrence Central 7, Ogdensburg 0
Canton 2, Thousand Islands-Alex Bay 2 (OT/Tie)
Non League
Norwood-Norfolk 7, Malone 4

Saranac Central 7, Tupper Lake 4

St. Lawrence Central Rolls Up 6-0 Win Over Islanders

Thousand Islands-Alexandria’s Gill Brodix (6) fires a shot, but the puck is stopped by St. Lawrence goalie Nathan Burnett (30), who finished the game with 20 saves.  St. Lawrence Central opened fire with four first-period goals, then added two more scores in the second frame, en route to a 6-1 victory. Luke Arquiett scored two goals and dished out three assists, while Cody Kocsis had a pair of goals and two assists. Kyle Delaney scored the lone goal for the Islanders. St. Lawrence goalie Nate Burnett stopped 20 shots, while Islanders goalies Miles Kearns and Noah Crandall combined for 26 saves. The Larries close the regular season at 9-4-1 league 13-6-1 overall. The Islanders finished their season at 2-11-1 league, 4-12-1 overall. The Islanders will open playoff contention on Friday evening at Malone, with the winner advancing to face St. Lawrence Central in the Division II semifinals next week. (Shonn Surber photo)  Game Gallery

Icemen Put Icing on Season Title Beating Malone 7-4

Malone’s Bailey Conklin (9) attempts to stuff the puck past Norwood-Norfolk goalie Kyler MacIntire (30), but MacIntire covered the puck. The Icemen scored two quick goals in the first period, before the Huskies struck back with a goal of their own. Norwood-Norfolk went on to win 7-4.  (Drew Gearsbeck photo)  Game Gallery

Malone’s Joey Brown (30) makes the save on a wrist shot taken by Norwood-Norfolk’s Austin Cousineau (17). The Icemen capped their regular-season title with a 7-4 non-league win over the Huskies. Section X hockey layoffs begin on Friday. (Drew Gearsbeck photo)  Game Gallery

Massena Ends 12-0 RegULAR Season By Beating Canton

Massena’s Patrick LaGrow (17) takes a close-range wrist shot on goal, but the puck is poked away by Canton goalie Jake Facey (31). The Raiders took a commanding lead 4-1 in the first period and went on to beat Canton 8-1 to complete an undefeated league season. Ryan Thomas racked up four goals. (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Canton’s Matt Mende (10) swipes the puck from Massena’s Dylan Stone (10) and heads for the Massena net. Mende scored the Bears’ lone goal, assisted by Mark Mahoney. Ryan Thomas flicked in four goals, while Wyatt Wilmshurst connected for two goals to lead the Raiders to an 8-1 romp over the Bears. Jeremiah Reagan and Dylan Stone registered the other goals for the Raiders who closed the regular season at 12-0 league and 14-5-1 overall.  Connor Paquin made 20 saves in the Raiders' victory. The Bears slid to 7-3-2 league, 9-8-2 overall.

Burnett, St. Lawrence Ctl. Stifle Blue Devils in 7-0 Win

Ogdensburg’s Andrew Roddy (18) fires a wrist shot on a breakaway, but St. Lawrence Central netminder Nathan Burnett (30) makes a stick save. Burnett had a spectacular night in net with a 29-save shutout, while the Larries’ offense erupted for three first-period goals, en route to a 7-0 victory over the Blue Devils.  (Gearsbeck photo)  Game Gallery

St. Lawrence Central’s Drew Rose (16) rips a shot towards net, but it is blocked by Ogdensburg goalie Burke Comeau (2). With the 7-0 Larries win, St. Lawrence Central locks up second place and O.F.A. third place in Division II. The Larries whipped up three goals in the first and third periods, led by Kody Kocsis with a hat trick and two assists. Luke Arquiett buried two goals, while Nick Kowalchuk and Chad Stickney contributed a goal each. Luke Sutton dished out two assists. O.F.A.'s David Prudhomme and Adam Bouchey combined for 26 saves. St. Lawrence improved to 8-4-1 league, 12-6-1 overall. O.F.A. slipped to 6-8 league, 8-12 overall.


Games of Week 10: February 3-8, 2014

 NCSN Boys Hockey Scoreboard


Canton 1, Ogdensburg 0
Massena Tournament
Salmon River 6, Northeastern Clinton 2
Pelham 2,  Massena 1
Non League
Potsdam 3, Cicero-North Syracuse 2 (OT)



Norwood-Norfolk 8, Tupper Lake 2
Massena Tournament

Pelham 6, Salmon River 3 (first round)
Massena 3, Beekmantown 3 (OT/Tie - first round)
Non League
Malone 5, Saranac Central 2
Potsdam at Cicero-North Syracuse, ppd. till Sat.



Potsdam 5, Salmon River 1
St. Lawrence Central 4, Malone 1
Ogdensburg 6, Thousand Islands-Alex Bay 2



Salmon River 3, Ogdensburg 0



Potsdam 6, Thousand Islands-Alex Bay 5 (OT)
Canton 3, St. Lawrence Central 2
Non League
Norwood-Norfolk 4, Saranac Central 1

Potsdam's Bergan Nets O.T. Game Winner vs. Islanders

Potsdam’s Logan Ford (77) drives toward the net for a shot, but it is saved by Thousand Islands’ Miles Kearns (30). The Sandstoners jumped in front 2-0 in the first period. The Islanders came back to force overtime. In the extra frame, Billy Bergan found the back of the net to give the Sandstoners a 6-5 victory in the interdivisional contest at Pine Street Arena in Potsdam.  (Drew Gearsbeck photo)  Game Gallery

Thousand Islands-Alexandria Bay’s Nathan Thompson (10) attempts to control the puck while pursued by Potsdam’s Josh Locey (11) and Corson Green (18). Billy Bergan redirected a deflection and buried the puck past Thousand Islands-Alexandria goalie Miles Kearns at 3:27 of overtime as the Sandstoners salvaged a 6-5 victory at Pine Street Arena. Corson Green registered a hat trick and assisted when Logan Ford scored the game-tying goal with four minutes left in regulation. Kyle Delaney pounded home two goals for the Islanders. Potsdam improved to 6-4-1 league, 7-9-1 overall. The Islanders fell to 2-9 league, 4-10 overall.

Canton Survives in 3-2 WIN OVER. ST. LAWRENCE CENTRAL

Canton’s Tanner Sanderson protects the puck on a rush up the ice while being pressured from behind by an Ogdensburg defender. Canton’s Mark Mahoney scored his first goal of the season, unassisted, and the only goal of the game with just 1:05 remaining to lift Canton to a 1-0 victory over the Devils. (Eric Foote photo)  Game Gallery

Canton’s Zach James (19) fires a clear wrist shot, but is stopped by Ogdensburg goaltender David Prudhomme. With a home playoff berth up for grabs, Canton’s Mark Mahoney picked an ideal time to score his first goal of the season, unassisted, will to break a scoreless deadlock with 65 seconds remaining in the game to give Canton a 1-0 win over the Ogdensburg Blue Devils. The goal was the only blemish on a 35-save performance by Ogdensburg goaltender David Prudhomme. Canton goalie Jon Stone stopped 23 saves and picked up the shutout for the Bears. Canton improved to 7-2-1 in league, 9-7-1 overall while clinching second place in Division I and a first-round home playoff game. The loss dropped Ogdensburg to 6-7, 8-11 overall. The Blue Devils appear to have clinched the third-place spot in Division II, which would also mean a home game against sixth-seed Tupper Lake in the playoff opening round.

Canton Survives in 3-2 WIN OVER. ST. LAWRENCE CENTRAL

Canton’s Jon Stone makes a save after St. Lawrence Central’s Luke Peets (14) attempted to deflect the initial shot. The Larries struck just 29 seconds after the opening faceoff to take a 1-0 advantage. Canton held on for a 3-2 win, despite a flurry of shots in the closing minutes as Larries tried to get the equalizer.  (Drew Gearsbeck photo)  Game Gallery

Canton’s Mark Mahoney (7) shields off St. Lawrence Central’s Nate Stickney (17) as they battle for the puck along the boards. Kody Kocsis scored early in the first period, but the Golden Bears reeled off three straight goals, before earning a 3-2 home-ice victory over the St. Lawrence Central Larries on Monday. Canton’s Mike Huber fired a shot from the red line to tie the contest at 1-1. Cole Moore put Canton ahead off a rebound, then Cody Moore scored a shorthanded goal to give the Bears a 3-1 cushion. Nate Stickney ripped a shot from the left wing to draw the Larries within a goal in the third period. However, despite a desperation flurry in the final minutes, St. Lawrence was unable to beat Canton goalie John Stone the rest of the way. Stone finished with 27 saves, while Larries’ keeper Nate Burnett had 23 saves. Canton improved to 6-2-1 division, 8-7-1 overall and kept heir hopes alive for home-ice advantage in the upcoming playoffs. St. Lawrence Central slipped to 6-4-1 division 10-6-1 overall.


Games of Weeks 8-9: January 20-February 1, 2014

 NCSN Boys Hockey Scoreboard


Canton 4, Malone 3 (OT)
Massena 5, Potsdam 3
Thousand Islands-Alex Bay Tournament
Thousand Islands/Alex Bay 4, Ogdensburg 3
Norwood-Norfolk 5, Immaculate Heart 3



Salmon River 9, Tupper Lake 1
Thousand Islands-Alex Bay Tournament
Immaculate Heart 4, Ogdensburg 1 (first round)
Norwood-Norfolk 5, Th. Islands-Alex Bay 1 (first rd.)



Potsdam 4, St. Lawrence Central 4 (OT/Tie)
Massena 6, Salmon River 1
Canton at Thousand Islands-Alex Bay, postponed



Thousand Islands-Alex Bay at St. Lawrence, ppd



Thousand Islands-Alex Bay 6, Tupper Lake 3
Massena 5, Norwood-Norfolk 3
Non League
Shenendehowa 4, Canton 0



St. Lawrence Central 7, Tupper Lake 3
Norwood-Norfolk 5, Salmon River 4 (OT)
Ogdensburg 3, Malone 0
Canton 7, Potsdam 3



Norwood-Norfolk 7, Tupper Lake 0
Salmon River at Ogdensburg postponed
Thousand Islands-Alex Bay at Potsdam postponed



Non League
Northeast Clinton 3, Malone 1



Canton 3, Norwood-Norfolk 2
Malone 4, Thousand Islands-Alex Bay 2
Massena 6, Salmon River 2
Non League
St. Lawrence Central 3,
Saranac Lake 1

Norwood-Norfolk Strikes Early, Beats Tupper Lake 7-0

Norwood-Norfolk’s Tristen St. Andrews (11) gets a close-range shot on net that is stopped by Tupper Lake goalie Nathan Boyea (35). The Icemen built a huge lead with three goals in the first period and four more in the first ten minutes of the middle frame to cruise to a 7-0 win over Tupper Lake. (Shonn Surber photo)  Game Gallery

Tupper Lake’s Nathan Yamrick (6) comes away with the puck for a shot on the Icemen’s goal. Norwood-Norfolk scored just 45 seconds into the contest, then opened a 2-0 lead at the three-minute mark. The Icemen flicked four goals within a seven-minute span in the second period to blow the game open. Norwood-Norfolk’s Brandon Richards returned to goal and stopped all 18 Lumberjack shots in a 7-0 win at Dominick Zappia Arena in Norfolk. Kaden Pickering led the Icemen with two goals and two assists. Austin Cousineau also drilled two goals and dished an assist. Jeff Mott, Tanner Uppstrom and Bruce Dillon contributed a goal each. Brandin Cousineau offered up four assist. N-N outshot Tupper Lake 40-18.


By Drew Gearsbeck, North Country SportsNet
The Canton Golden Bears prevented Norwood-Norfolk from a third-period comeback with a quick strike to beat the Icemen 3-2 in a wide-open game at Canton Pavilion and broadcast on North Country SportsNet. The Bears opened a 2-0 lead in the first period on goals by Zach James at 7:35 and Tanner Sanderson at 9:40. Mike Huber assisted on the first goal, while Matt Mende and Cody Moore assisted on Sanderson’s goal. The Icemen came out on fire to open the second period with an early 8-2 margin in shots on goal. Coby Manson connected from Tristan Harvey and Jeff Mott at 2:58 of the period to put the Icemen on the board. Austin Cousineau and Kaden Pickering set up Zeb Brown for Norwood-Norfolk’s second goal to tie the game at 3:19 of the third frame. However, the comeback was short-circuited just 51 seconds later when Sanderson swooped in on a partial breakaway and buried a laser past N-N goalie Kyler MacIntire for what would prove to be the game-winning goal. Moore and Andrew McCormick picked up assists. Both goalkeepers, MacIntire and Canton’s Jake Facey registered 24 saves. Canton’s win pulled them even with Salmon River for third place in Division I, while Norwood-Norfolk’s loss left them just a half-game ahead of St. Lawrence Central in Division II.  (photos in right column)

Moore's Hat Trick Lifts Canton OVER Potsdam 7-3

Massena’s Dylan Stone (10) and Potsdam’s Keenan O’Gorman (8) battle for the loose puck in the Sandstoners zone. Three Raider goals in a span of just 91 seconds in the first period proved to Potsdam’s undoing, leading to a 5-3 Massena win. The Raiders stayed undefeated in Section X play. (Eric Foote photo)  Game Gallery

Massena’s goaltender Conner Paquin (31) has the puck tipped past him for a goal by Potsdam’s Logan Ford. Ford scored two of the Sandstoners’ three goals. However, the Red Raiders took advantage of a sluggish Potsdam start to pump in three goals in a 91-second span of the first period to roll out to a 3-0 lead, en route to a 5-3 Division I victory. Massena’s Zach Kozsan, J.P. Reagan and Patrick Manning each scored goals in the decisive flurry. Massena improved to 11-0 league, 13-4 overall. Potsdam slipped to 5-4-1 division, 6-9-1 overall.

Moore's Hat Trick Lifts Canton OVER Potsdam 7-3

Potsdam’s Logan Ford (77) rips a shot to score the second goal for the Sandstoners. Ford scored one of two goals and assisted on the other marker. Canton’s Cody Moore (20) produced a hat trick with nine minutes still left in the second period. The Golden Bears go on to defeat Potsdam 7-3 in Division I. (Shonn Surber photo)  Game Gallery

 Canton’s Matt Mende (10) fires a slap shot to score the Golden Bears’ fourth goal of the game. Meanwhile, Canton’s Cody Moore delivered a four-goal performance to account for the margin of win, as the Bears beat Potsdam 7-3 in Division I play. Cole Moore, Matt Mende and Nate Gibson also scored for the Bears in the win. Canton improved to 4-2-1 division, 6-6-1 overall. Logan Ford scored two of the three goals for Potsdam, as the Sandstoners slipped to 5-3 division, 6-8 overall. (Shonn Surber photo)  Game Gallery

Canton Pulls Out Tough 3-2 Win Over NORWOOD-NORFOLK

Canton’s Matt Mende (10) rips a wrist shot at net, but Norwood-Norfolk’s Kyler MacIntire (30) makes a pad save. The Bears jumped in front 2-0 in the first period. The Icemen scored the next two goals to tie. However, less than a minute after the Icemen tied the game, Canton scored the game-winner in a 3-2 win.  (Gearsbeck photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Canton’s Josh Huiatt (16) fires a shot as Norwood-Norfolk’s Brandin Cousineau (4) attempts to block it.  (details left)


Games of Weeks 7: January 13-18, 2014

 NCSN Boys Hockey Scoreboard


Potsdam 7, Tupper Lake 0
Norwood-Norfolk Tournament
Plattsburgh 3, Malone 2 (consolation)
St. Lawrence Central 4, Norwood-Norfolk 2 (champ)
Ogdensburg Tournament
Ogdensburg 2, Baldwinsville 1 (consolation)



Potsdam 4, Canton 3 ((OT)
Ogdensburg Tournament
Saranac Lake 1, Ogdensburg 0
Norwood-Norfolk Tournament
Norwood-Norfolk 4, Malone 0 (semifinal)
St. Lawrence Central 6, Plattsburgh 3 (semifinal)



Canton 3, Salmon River 3 (OT/Tie)
Massena 5, Potsdam 2
Norwood-Norfolk 6, Thousand Islands-Alex Bay 1
St. Lawrence Central 7, Malone 0



Potsdam 4, Ogdensburg 3
Non League
Saranac Lake 4, Tupper Lake 1

Larries Defeat Icemen 4-2 in Final of N-N Tournament

Norwood-Norfolk’s Tristen Harvey (3) buries the puck top shelf over the shoulder of St. Lawrence Central goaltender Nathan Burnett in the first period. The Larries scored three unanswered goals before the end of a 3-1 first period, setting the stage for a 4-2 win in the championship of the Icemen's Tourney. (Eric Foote photo)  Game Gallery

Norwood-Norfolk’s Coby Munson and a Larries’ attacker chase after the loose puck near the blue line. Kody Kocsis was named MVP of the Norwood-Norfolk Tournament after scoring one goal and assisting on another in St. Lawrence Central’s 4-2 win over the Icemen in the championship contest. Lukas Arquiett also contributed two goals and an assist, while Nick Kowalchuk added the other goal for the Larries. The contest also doubled as a regular league game in Division II.  Munson and Tristan Harvey tallied the goals for Norwood-Norfolk. With the win, the rising Larries moved within the game of the Icemen in the standings at 5-3, 7-5 overall. Norwood-Norfolk slipped to 6-2 division, 8-2 overall.

Canton Nets Last-Minute Goal To Tie Salmon River 3-3

Salmon River’s Tyren Boots (11) rushes for a close-range shot, but Canton goalie Jon Stone (1) snares the puck. The Golden Bears’ Josh Huiatt scored the tying goal with just 28 seconds in regulation force overtime. The Shamrocks and Bears skated to a 3-3 overtime tie, following a seesaw Division I battle.   (Tyler Perry photo)  Game Gallery

Canton’s Mark Mahoney (7) and Kyle Curtis (3) try to get the puck out of their end of the ice against Salmon River’s Taylor Thomas (66). The Golden Bears’ Josh Huiatt buried the puck with 29 seconds remaining in regulation to lift Canton to an eventual 3-3 overtime tie with Salmon River at Tom Kavanagh Arena. Cody Moore posted the Bears to a 1-0 lead, before Salmon River grabbed a 3-1 advantage on a trio of goals within 48 seconds. Ty Terrance tied the game with 33 seconds remaining in the first period. Kyle Lewis scored off the ensuing faceoff seven seconds later to give the Shamrocks a 2-1 lead. Terrance then scored 21 seconds into the second period. Skyler Thomas had two assists for the Rocks. Tanner Sanderson drew Canton within a goal early in the third period, before Hewitt got the final equalizer. Gage Emerson had two assists for the Bears. Canton goalkeeper Jon Stone stopped 41 of 44 Shamrock shots, while his counterpart Jared Jackson turned away 18 of 21 shots.

Larries Rise to 2nd Place in 7-0 Win vs. Malone HUSKIES

Malone's’ Jake Henning (16) races up the ice after goalie Joey Brown (30) made a stellar save. The Larries scored three first-period goals and three power-play goals in the second frame, en route to a 7-0 win over Franklin Academy. The Larries fired plenty of rubber, outshooting the Huskies 55-26.  (Tyler Perry photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

St. Lawrence Central’s Luke Peets (14) fights for possession for the puck, while dropping Malone’s Bailey Conklin (9) to the ice. The Larries reeled off three even-strength goals in the first period, then three power-play goals in the middle frame, en route to a 7-0 victory over the Franklin Academy Huskies of Malone. Kody Kocsis opened the scoring with a pair of goals. Lukas Arquiett scored the next two goals and assisted on two subsequent markers. Jacob Sutton, Hayden St. Hilaire and Joe DiMatteo each scored single markers. Mark Peets provided three assists. St. Lawrence Central goalies Nathan Burnett and Austin LaPage combined on a 26-save shutout. Malone keepers Joey Brown and Brandon Powers combined for 48 saves. The Larries improved to 4-3 division, 6-5 overall. Malone slipped to 3-5-1, 4-6-1 overall.

Potsdam Survives 4-3 Battle With Rally at Ogdensburg

Ogdensburg’s Jon Tayler (27) speeds in and scores a close-range goal. However, Josh Locey scored all four Potsdam goals in a tight 4-3 victory. The Blue Devils caught up with back-to-back goals to start the second period. Jared Barr buried another goal late in the second period for O.F.A.'s third straight, before Potsdam rallied to come from behind and capture the win.  (Drew Gearsbeck photo)  Game Gallery

Defended by Ogdensburg Austin Morley-Sloan, Potsdam’s Josh Locey (11) chips the puck toward the net.  Potsdam’s Josh Locey had a career night, scoring all four goals in the Sandstoners’ 4-3 comeback win over the Blue Devils at Ogdensburg. Potsdam jumped out to a 2-0 lead through the first period. However, Ogdensburg rallied within the first four minutes of the middle period to tie the game on goals by Jared Barr and John Tayler just 29 seconds apart. The Blue Devils took the lead on Barr’s second goal with 5:43 remaining in the second period. Potsdam rallied with two more Locey goals to seal the victory. Both goaltenders, Potsdam’s Jacob Crary and Ogdensburg’s David Prudhomme collected 25 saves apiece. With a win, Potsdam (3-1, 4-6 overall) jumped to second place in the tightly-knit Division I standings. Ogdensburg remained in second place in the Division II standings at 4-5, 5-6 overall.

Plattsburgh Tops Malone
4-2 in Icemen's Consolation

Scramble in front of the Plattsburgh net, but the puck would be cleared away by the Hornets’ defense. Leading 3-2 late in the game, Plattsburgh would get an empty net goal late to clinch a win 4-2 over Malone in the consolation game of the Norwood-Norfolk Tournament. Jack Tolosky scored twice for the Hornets. (Eric Foote photo)  Game Gallery 

Malone’s Trevor Henderson (44) skates through the stick check from Plattsburgh’s Ben Champagne.  Plattsburgh’s Jack Tolosky scored the game’s first two goals, then Ryan Whalen and John Fine-Lease polished off the win with single scores in the Hornets’ 4-2 non-league win over the Malone Huskies in the Norwood-Norfolk Tournament. Plattsburgh finished the tournament in third place after dropping a 6-3 decision to St. Lawrence Central on Friday. Malone fell the Icemen 4-0.  Jake Scharf scored both goals for the Huskies. Plattsburgh held a 3-0 lead early in the middle frame, before the Huskies get their first goal with 4:35 remaining in the period. The Huskies drew within a goal at 3-2 on Scharf’s second goal with 7:26 left in regulation. Fine-Lease put the game away with an empty-net goal with 13 seconds left. Plattsburgh goalie Dean Dashnaw pulled in 38 saves, while Malone’s Joey Brown stopped 26 shots for the Huskies.

Potsdam Snatches 4-3 Overtime Win at Canton

Potsdam’s Connor Warden (22) attempts a shot on a breakaway, but Canton’s goaltender Jake Facey gets enough of the puck to deflect it wide. The Bears led 3-2 entering the third, but the Sandstoners tied it up to force overtime. Corson Green buried one of his two goals in Potsdam's 4-3 overtime win.  (Drew Gearsbeck photo)  Game Gallery

Potsdam’s Corson Green (18) knocks Canton’s Cody Moore (20) to the ice.  Moore scored Canton's first goal, but Green buried the overtime game-winner on a rebound. It was Green’s second goal of the game in a 4-3 Potsdam win.

By Drew Gearsbeck, North Country Sportsnet
Potsdam’s Corson Green buried the overtime winner on a rebound after his initial shot was saved by Canton goaltender Jake Facey. It was Green’s second goal of the game. The Canton-Potsdam rivalry was in full effect in Friday night’s physical encounter. Connor Warden started the scoring for the Sandstoners at 6:14 into the game on a shot that trickled past Facey to put Potsdam in front 1-0. With 2:29 remaining in the first, Cody Moore notched his fifth goal of the season to tie the game. With the physical play intensifying in the second period, the Bears took the early advantage on a Tanner Sanderson goal, only to be countered 25 seconds later by Corson Green’s first goal of the game. Cody Moore found Tanner Sanderson all alone in front of the net to give Canton a 3-2 lead entering the final period of regulation. Potsdam came out aggressively in the third period and tied the game on a Logan Ford goal that eventually forced overtime and set the stage for Green’s game-winner. With the win, the Sandstoners improved to 4-2-0 division, 5-7-0 overall. They also moved into second place in Division I. Canton slipped to 2-2-1 division, 4-6-1 overall.

Brown, Pickering Lead Icemen Past Islanders 6-1

Islanders goaltender Miles Kearns (30) makes a spectacular glove save robbing Norwood-Norfolk’s Coby Munson (8) who was all alone on the doorstep. Zeb Brown scored two goals and assisted on two others in leading Norwood-Norfolk to a 6-1 league win over Thousand Islands-Alexandria Bay at Dominic Zappia Arena.  (Eric Foote photo)  Game Gallery

While players jostle in front of the net, the Islanders’ Kyle Delaney backhands a shot on the Norwood-Norfolk net. Delaney opened the scoring early in the first period, but the Icemen tallied a pair of unanswered goals in each period, en route to a 6-1 victory in Division II. Zeb Brown scored a pair of goals and assisted on two others, while Hayden Pickering produced two goals and one assist. Coby Manson and Ty Cotter each scored a goal. Norwood-Norfolk goalkeepers Kyler McIntyre and Brandon Richards combined for 28 saves while the Islanders’ Miles Kearns reeled in 28 saves. The Icemen improved to 5-1, 7-1 overall, while the Islanders fell to 1-6, 2-7 overall.  (Eric Foote photo)  Game Gallery

Massena's 3rd Period Trifecta Beats Potsdam 5-2

Potsdam’s Josh Locey (11) dives to keep the puck in the zone while Massena’s J.P. Reagan (9) looks to clear the puck. Massena broke open a close 2-1 game with three goals in the third period for a 5-2 win. The Raiders’ Jordan Robert scored two goals, while Patrick Manning added a goal and three assists.  (Eric Foote photo)  Game Gallery

Massena’s Dylan Stone (10) knocks a Potsdam player to the ice just inside the blue line. The Raiders broke open a close 2-1 game with three goals in the third period to beat the Potsdam Sandstoners 5-2 and remain unbeaten in league play. The game was tied 1-1 at the end of the first period. Jordan Robert scored two goals for the Raiders, while Wyatt Wilmshurst, Patrick Manning and Evan Kassian each produced one goal. Corson Green and Josh Locey tallied markers for the Sandstoners. Massena goalie Connor Paquin collected 24 saves, while Potsdam netminder Zach Boldt stopped 31 shots. Massena improved to 7-0 division, 9-4 overall. Potsdam slipped to 3-2 division, 4-7 overall. 


Games of Weeks 5-6: January 1-11, 2014

 NCSN Boys Hockey Scoreboard


Potsdam 4, Ogdensburg 3
Non League
Saranac Lake 4, Tupper Lake 1



St. Lawrence Central 3, Salmon River 2
Massena Tournament
Lancaster 6, Potsdam 1
Suffern 5, Massena 3 (Suffern wins tourney)
Malone Tournament

Christian Brothers 1, Tupper Lake 0 (consolation)
Immaculate Heart 3, Malone 1 (championship)
Non League
Sweet Home 4, Thousand Islands-Alex Bay 3
Norwood-Norfolk 6, Plattsburgh 2



Salmon River 5, Thousand Islands-Alex Bay 3
Massena Tournament
Suffern 6, Potsdam 2
Massena 4, Lancaster 3 (OT)
Malone Tournament
Malone 2, Tupper Lake 1
Non League
St. Lawrence Central 2, Sweet Home 0



Ogdensburg 3, Tupper Lake 2 (OT)
Salmon River 4, Malone 1
Norwood-Norfolk 3, St. Lawrence Central 2
Massena 1, Canton 0



Norwood-Norfolk 4, Ogdensburg 0
Canton 5, Tupper Lake 3



Massena 4, St. Lawrence Central 2
Potsdam 3, Malone 1

Potsdam Logs 3-1 Victory Over Malone Huskies

Malone goaltender Joey Brown (30) makes the stop on an open, close-range shot by Potsdam’s Chase Palmer (66). Potsdam goals came from three different scorers – Josh Locey, Max Warden and Corson Green – in netting a 3-1 win over Malone. The win lifted Potsdam to second place in Division I.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Malone’s Joe Henning (10) celebrates after scoring the Huskies’ lone goal past Potsdam netminder Jacob Crary. Trevor Cooley assisted on the goal. Potsdam’s Josh Locey scored at 7:41 of the first period. Max Warden netted a second period goal at 2:16 to produce a 2-0 lead. Corson Green scored with just under six minutes remaining to seal the win. All three goals were assisted by Logan Ford.  Crary stopped 18 shots, while Malone's Joey Brown turned aside 21 shots.  Potsdam defeated the Huskies 3-1 to improve to 2-1 division, 4-4 overall in Division I. The Huskies fell to 2-3-1, 3-3-1 overall in Division II.

Third Period Surge Carries Icemen Past Blue Devils 4-0

Ogdensburg’s Jon Taylor (27) attempts a wraparound maneuver on Norwood-Norfolk goalie Brandon Richards. The Blue Devils had several scoring opportunities, but Richards stopped all 23 shots. Norwood-Norfolk won 4-0. One goal was scored in the first period, while three were scored in the final period.   (Shonn Surber photo)  Game Gallery

Norwood-Norfolk’s Austin Cousineau (17) fires the puck between two Blue Devil defenders, but the puck is stopped by Ogdensburg goalie David Prudhomme. Norwood-Norfolk scored just 6:21 into the contest, then broke the game open with a three-goal outburst in a span of just 2:44 in the third period to defeat the Ogdensburg Blue Devils 4-0 on Saturday to take over first place in the Division II standings. Kaden Pickering jumpstarted the Icemen with a first-period marker from Zeb Zagrobelny. In the first two periods, the Blue Devils had two close shots ring off the goalpost, but could not net an equalizer. Norwood-Norfolk put the game away in the third period when Pickering, Coby Manson and Austin Cousineau all scored within a 2:44 span, with Zeb Brown picking up two assists. Brandon Richards turned away 23 shots in the shutout, as the Icemen improved to 3-1 division, 4-1 overall. David Prudhomme kept his team in the game stopping 37 shots for the Blue Devils (3-3 division, 4-5 overall).


The Massena Red Raiders watched a 3-0 lead nearly vanish as the St. Lawrence Central Larries staged a late comeback. Massena’s empty netter in the final seconds helped preserve a 4-2 win over the Larries and extend the Raiders’ league unbeaten streak to five games. Josh Blair scored a pair of goals, while Ryan Thomas and Ben Sprague chipped in a goal each in the win for Massena (5-0 league, 6-3 overall. Luke Arquiett and Luke Peets scored for St. Lawrence Central (2-2 league, 3-4 overall).

Suffern Rallies To Beat Raiders in Massena Final

Massena’s Tyler Young (8) has a shot turned away by the glove of Suffern netminder Nick Modica. Modica made 36 saves, including a shutout third period against the Raiders to backstop a 5-3 Suffern comeback in the Massena Tournament championship. Massena won the semifinal in a 4-3 comeback. (Eric Foote photo)  Game Gallery

Suffern’s Kevin Hill (15) breaks in on net, but would have his shot turned away by the left pad of Massena goalie Connor Paquin. However, Hill would be chosen as Tournament MVP after scoring two goals, including the game-tying goal, in the Mounties’ 5-3 win over the Red Raiders in the Massena Hockey Tournament.  In a battle of two state-ranked Division I teams, #16-rated Massena Red Raiders pounced on #3-ranked Suffern for two first-period goals, ten minutes apart, then found themselves in a battle when the Mounties mounted a 3-1 second-period rally in the championship of the Massena Tournament. Tyler Young got the Red Raiders (8-4 overall) on the board by scoring both first-period scores – the first on a power play with assists from Ben Sprague and Ryan Moffit at 2:39, then unassisted at 12:09. After Suffern’s Kevin Hill scored at 1:39 of the middle frame, the Raiders scored 27 seconds later to regain the two-goal margin. Dan Demarco and Hill then scored to tie the contest at 3-3. Demarco scored the game-winner at 4:38 of the third period, while Mounties’ goalie Nick Modica, with 36 total saves, shut down the Raiders the rest of the way. Conner Paquin turned away 25 shots for the Raiders who outshot Suffern 39-30.

Lancaster Beats Potsdam
6-1 in Tourney Consolation

Potsdam’s Mason Bartell (14) emerges from a scrum with the puck in front of his own net, during Saturday’s game against Lancaster in the consolation of the Massena Hockey Tournament. Lancaster downed Potsdam 6-1. The Sandstoners also lost Friday’s opening-round encounter to Suffern 6-2.  (Eric Foote photo)  Game Gallery

Potsdam’s Billy Bergan (21) has the puck knocked of his stick by Lancaster’s Ryan Pyc (17) in a close-checking battle during Saturday’s consolation game of the Massena Hockey Tournament. Lancaster downed Potsdam 6-1.

Icemen Rally To Overtake St. Lawrence Larries 3-2  

St. Lawrence Central’s Nate Burnett (30) stops a incoming Norwood-Norfolk shot off the end of his stick. The Icemen came from behind 1-0 and 2-1 to defeat the Larries 3-2 in a Division II contest. Zeb Brown scored the game-winning goal from Austin Caousin and Kaden Pickering. Brandon Richards made 25 saves in the win.  (Tyler Perry photo) Game Gallery

The Larries got the opening goal on a one-timer by Lukas Arquiett from Kody Kocsis and Hadyn St. Hilaire. The Iceman wasted little time scoring the equalizer in the second period when Austin Cousineau buried the puck on a setup from Kaden Pickering and Shane Fobare. The Larries (2-3 league, 3-4 overall) jumped back into the lead when Luke Peets tallied a goal from Arquiett and Joe DiMatteo. However, the lead was short-lived when Jeff Mott put the puck into the net 15 seconds later. The Icemen (4-1 league, 5-1 overall) got the game winner from Zeb Brown at 3:50 of the third frame. Cousineau and Pickering gaining assists on both of the final two goals. N-N’s Brandon Richards collected 25 shots in the win, while Nate Burnett racked up 31 saves for the Larries.


Games of Weeks 3-4: December 16-31, 2013

 NCSN Boys Hockey Scoreboard


Massena 10, Malone 0



Massena 5, Ogdensburg 2
Non League
West Genesee 6, Potsdam 2
Saranac Central 5, Tupper Lake 3
Bellows Free Academy 3, Canton 0

Thousand Islands-Alex Bay Tournament
Thousand Islands-Alexandria 4, Rye 1 (consolation)
Plattsburgh 6, St. Lawrence Central 5 (championsp)



Thousand Islands-Alex Bay Tournament
St. Lawrence 5, Thousand Islands-Alex Bay 1 (semi)
Non League
West Genesee 2, Canton 0



Canton 5, Salmon River 3
Potsdam 3, Norwood-Norfolk 2 (OT)
Malone 4, Tupper Lake 4 (OT/Tie)
Ogdensburg 2, Thousand Islands-Alex Bay 1 (OT)

Ford Goal Lifts Potsdam Past Icemen in Overtime

Norwood-Norfolk’s Shane Cryderman (9) slips the puck through the pads of Potsdam goalie Zach Boldt for the Icemen’s first goal, tying the game 1-1 in the second period. In a seesaw battle, the Flyers took a 2-1 lead in the third period, but the Sandstoners fought back to tie on a power-play goals and win 3-2 in overtime in a thriller broadcast on NCSN.  (Jenne photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Norwood-Norfolk’s Coby Munson (8) and Potsdam’s Billy Bergan (21) battle for the faceoff in the Icemen’s zone in the second period of play. Bergan assisted on Potsdam’s first goal, scored by Mason Bartell to take a 1-0 lead early in the second period. Bergan buried the game-tying goal in the third period, assisted by Cole Varney and Logan Ford. At 1:57 of overtime, Ford rushed up the right sideline on a 3-on-1 break and sniped the game winner that rattled off the crossbar and the goalpost before settling behind Icemen goalkeeper Brandon Richards in a 3-2 Potsdam victory. The Icemen tied the game 1-1 when Shane Cryderman scored on a setup from Zeb Brown with 3:12 remaining in the second period. Norwood-Norfolk took the lead just 0:43 into the third frame when Brown assisted on Kaden Pickering’s goal. Penalties hurt both teams with multiple 5-on-3 situations. Both teams had a power-play goal. Potsdam goalie Zach Boldt made 25 saves, while Richards stopped 28 shots for the Icemen.

overtimes & close games in key contests wednesday

Ogdensburg’s Jon Taylor buried a backhanded shot for the game-winning goal at 2:15 of overtime to deliver a 2-1 victory over Thousand Islands-Alexandria Bay. Blue Devils’ goalie David Prudhomme snatched 25 saves in backstopping the win. O.F.A. pounced first when Jared Barr snaked through the Islander defense to score just 1:55 into the opening period. The Blue Devils climbed over .500 with a 3-2 divisional record, 4-3 overall. The Islanders lone goal came from Jordan VanBrocklin a power-play.

Broyce Guerette completed a hat trick with just 13 seconds remaining in regulation to pull Tupper Lake even with Malone and an eventual 4-4 overtime tie. The Lumberjacks collected their first point in the standings with the comeback. Malone jumped to a 2-0 lead in the first period, before Tupper Lake closed the margin 2-1 through two periods. Malone again gained the lead to open the third period, forcing the Jacks to rally a second time for the tie. Ben Geiger scored the other goal for Tupper Lake. Malone was led by Bailey Conklin and Trevor Henderson who each contributed a goal and an assist.

The Canton Golden Bears used last weekend’s tournament championship to springboard a 5-3 win over Salmon River in their first league game of the season. Josh Huiatt and Cody Moore each collected a goal and an assist for the Bears. Other Canton goals were registered by Andrew McCormick, Zach James and Garrett Glasgow. Mike Huber and Tanner Sanderson each picked up two assists, while Jon Stone stopped 25 shots on the cage. Both teams scored a goal in the first period, but the Bears took charge scoring three unanswered goals in the second frame. Salmon River goals were scored by Cody Lazore, Nathan Smoke and Ronnie Boots.

Close Game Turns Into Sudden Rout in Massena Win

Malone defenseman Jordan Henderson (44) kicks the puck out of the crease, after goaltender Joey Brown (30) made the save on the initial shot by Massena’s Jeremiah Reagan (9). The Red Raiders led the Huskies 1-0, until they struck for two goals in the final minute of the second period. Massena routed Malone 10-0.  (Drew Gearsbeck photo)  Game Gallery

Massena’s Zach Kozsan (19) and Malone’s Loghan Harris (18) battle each other for the loose puck. The Massena Red Raiders led 1-0 after the first period, scored two goals late in the middle frame, then pounced on the Huskies for seven goals in the third period to rack up a 10-0 victory in an interdivisional league game at Massena. Patrick Manning netted a hat trick. Tyler Young also led the Raiders with two goals and two assists. Massena improved to 4-0 league, 5-3 overall, wile Malone fell to 2-2-1 league, 3-2-1 overall.

Canton Battles #1 West Genesee, But Falls 2-0

Canton goaltender Jon Stone (1) sprawls across the crease to deny West Genesee forward Ryan McDonald (8) on an open shot. State top-ranked West Genesee edged out to a 1-0 lead in the final minute of the first period.  After a scoreless 2nd frame, the Warriors added an insurance tally in the third period for a 2-0 win.  Stone was kept busy with 39 saves for the Golden Bears.  (Drew Gearsbeck photo)  Game Gallery

West Genesee forward Derek Farrell (15) streaks down the ice with Canton’s Cody Moore (20) in pursuit. The trio of Farrell, Ryan McDonald and David Procopia accounted for both goals for the West Genesee in a hard-fought 2-0 win over the Canton Golden Bears. McDonald scored at 14:08 of the first period to take a 1-0 lead to the locker room. Farrell scored the insurance marker with just 5:44 remaining in regulation to seal the 2-0 victory. Each skater assisted on the other’s goal. Jon Stone collected 39 saves for Canton, while Harry Burns may 10 saves for the Warriors.


Games of Week 2: December 10-14, 2013

 NCSN Boys Hockey Scoreboard


Canton 5, Salmon River 3
Potsdam 3, Norwood-Norfolk 2 (OT)
Malone 4, Tupper Lake 4 (OT/Tie)
Ogdensburg 2, Thousand Islands-Alex Bay 1 (OT)



St. Lawrence Central 9, Tupper Lake 2
Salmon River Tournament
Salmon River 2, Queensbury 0 (second round)
McQuaid Jesuit 3, Massena 1 (second round)
Canton Holiday Tournament
Potsdam 8, Cicero-North Syracuse 4 (second round)
Canton 5, Williamsville East 2 (second round)
Non League
Malone 7, Saranac Central 1
Clarkstown at Thousand Island/Alex Bay, canceled



Salmon River Tournament
McQuaid Jesuit 3, Salmon River 2
Massena 3, Queensbury 1
Canton Holiday Tournament
Canton 3, Cicero-North Syracuse 2
Williamsville East 5, Potsdam 0
Non League
St. Lawrence Central 6, Clarkstown 3



Ogdensburg 2, Tupper Lake 0



Salmon River 5, Potsdam 4
Massena 4, Thousand Islands-Alex Bay 0
Norwood-Norfolk 6, Malone 3

McQuaid Beats Massena 3-1 To Win SHAMROCK Tourney

McQuaid Jesuit celebrates after beating the Massena Red Raiders 3-1 and capturing the 2013 Salmon River Hockey Tournament. The Knights scored three times in the final frame – including two goals within nine seconds and an empty-net goal with one second left. Tyler Young scored the lone goal for Massena.  (Shonn Surber photo)  Game Gallery

McQuaid Jesuit’s Christian Leonardi (17) scores the Knights’ first goal to pull even in the third period. McQuaid Jesuit scored three times in the final frame – including two goals within nine seconds and an empty-net goal with one second remaining – to beat the Massena Red Raiders 3-1 in the second round of the Salmon River Shamrock Tournament at Tom Kavanaugh Arena. Massena got on the scoreboard when Tyler Young scored an unassisted goal just 2:26 into the first period. Following a scoreless middle period, Leonardi pulled the Knights even on the goal set up by Mike Campbell and Mike Capicotta. Nine seconds later, Tyler Gokey scored on a set up from Josh Tortora. The Knights pocketed an empty net goal with one second remaining when Jack Duggan scored from Capicotta. McQuaid goalie Ryan Nelson made 24 saves, while Connor Paquin turned away 23 shots for Massena. By the point system for the two-round tournament, Massena finished third behind second-place Salmon River. Both teams ended up 1-1. 

Salmon River Chips AWAY For 2-0 Win vs. Queensbury

Salmon River’s Tye Terrance (12) flicks the puck toward goal, but the shot is stopped by Queensbury’s goalie Teddy Nolan (30). After a scoreless first period, Salmon River picked up single markers in the second and third frames to score a 2-0 win in the second round of the Shamrock Tournament.  (Shonn Surber photo)  Game Gallery

Queensbury’s Trevor Metcalfe (15) gets upended as he fires a shot toward the Shamrocks’ net, but goalie Jarrod Jackson snares the save. Salmon River finished in second place in the Shamrocks’ two-round tournament point system, following a 2-0 shutout over Queensbury. Sean David connected from Ronnie Boots and Nate Smoke at 1:26 of the second period, then Boots and David assisted on Kyle Lewis’ insurance goal at 6:21 of the third stanza. Salmon River netminder Jackson put in a 14-save performance for the shutout. The Shamrocks improved to 3-3-1 overall. Teddy Nolan gathered 23 saves for Queensbury.

Ogdensburg Ices Tupper Lake in 2-0 Division II Win

Ogdensburg’s Jared Barr (7) reaches across and pokes the puck off a Tupper Lake attacker’s stick in the neutral zone. Barr and the Blue Devils’ Mark Morrow popped in the goals in leading O.F.A. to a 2-0 victory over the Lumberjacks in a Division II matchup. (Eric Foote photo)  Game Gallery

Ogdensburg celebrates one of two early first-period goals to jump up on top of Tupper Lake. O.F.A. capitalized on a quick start with goals by Jared Barr and Mark Morrow, both in the first five minutes, before both teams played scoreless the rest of the way. Blue Devil goaltender David Prudhomme snatched all 18 Lumberjacks’ shots in backstopping the Blue Devils’ 2-0 shutout over Tupper Lake. It was the Devils’ first league shutout of the season and second overall. Ogdensburg evened its record at 2-2 in the division and 3-3 overall. Tupper Lake is 0-3, 0-4 overall.


The Norwood-Norfolk Icemen used a balanced scoring attack to knock off previously-unbeaten Malone 6-3. Austin Cousineau racked up two goals and two assists, while Coby Manson chipped in a pair of goals to keep the Icemen unblemished at 2-0 divisional, 3-0 overall. Zeb Brown and Kaden Pickering netted a goal and three assists each.Shane Cryderman dished out two assists, while Tanner Uppstrom and Jake Perry chipped in one helper each. Brandon Richards rejected 18 shots in net. For the Huskies, Kyler Head, Josh Tremblay and Jake Henning each scored a goal. Goalie Joey Brown collected 32 saves for Franklin Academy, now 2-1 on the season.

Four different players scored – Dylan Stone, Tyler Young, Dalton Mullin and Patrick Manning – as the Red Raiders improved to 2-0 divisional, 2-2overall. Connor Paquin turned aside 12 shots to backstop Massena’s win.

Canton TOPs Williamsville East 5-2 to Win Tourney

Canton Tournament MVP Tanner Sanderson (9) celebrates along said teammate Matt Mende (10) after scoring the first goal of the game at 2:11 of the first period in the tourney final.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Williamsville East’s Ethan Sokolowski (4) blasts a slapshot through a slot from the blueline toward Canton goalie Jon Stone. The Golden Bears used balanced scoring, strong defense and quality goalkeeping in surprising Williamsville East 5-2 in the championship of the Canton Pre-Christmas Hockey Tournament. It marked the first time that Canton won their own tournament since 2005. Canton scored quickly and forced Willie East to play from behind the whole game. Tournament MVP Tanner Sanderson put the Bears on the scoreboard with his third goal of the tournament at 2:11 of the first period, assisted by Garrett Glasgow. Josh Huiatt posted Canton to a 2-0 lead when he tucked the puck over the W-E goalie Evan Tompkins on a rebound off an initial shot from Cody Moore. In the second frame, Mike Huber added an insurance marker with Moore and Hewitt assisting. At 11:56, Hewitt nailed his second goal unassisted. The Flames stayed relevant when Mike Stefan picked up the puck on a giveaway and buried the shot past Canton keeper Jon Stone at 12:56 to spoil the shutout, despite making 32 saves. Moore added an unassisted goal at 5:57 of the third period. Jason Cohen closed out the scoring for the Flames with an unassisted goal. Williamsville East goaltenders Evan Tompkins and Joe Burke combined for 21 saves.

Potsdam Turns Back C.N.S. Rallies TO FORGE 8-4 Win

Potsdam’s Logan Ford (77) gets behind the defense for a close-range goal past Cicero-North Syracuse goalie Brandon Gloska for a 1-0 lead in the first period. Potsdam’s 3-0 lead evaporated when CNS tied the game early in the second. Potsdam pulled away for an 8-4 win at the Canton tourney.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Cicero-North Syracuse’s Shawn O’Neill (18) speeds up the ice on the breakaway, but fails to connect on his shot. No lead was safe for the Potsdam Sandstoners until late in the third period in an 8-4 victory over Cicero-North Syracuse in the second round of the Canton Pre-Christmas Tournament. Logan Ford got the Sandstoners on the scoreboard at 6:26 of the first period on a set up from Josh Locey and Josh Sanchez. Connor Warden then scored back-to-back goals at 9:19 and 12:49 of the period with two assists from Ford and one from Riley Clark. However, Potsdam’s 3-0 lead evaporated quickly when the Northstars countered with back-to-back power-play goals late in the first period. Shawn O’Neill and Newell Field scored 1:28 apart, both on setups from Matt Siegel, while Devon Bronner picked up the other assist. CNS tied the game 3-3 just 0:50 into the second period when Siegel set up Bronner. Instead of buckling, the third CNS goal appeared to fire up the Sandstoners’ offense. Locey broke free for an unassisted goal at 9:28. Just under four minutes later, Ford and Mason Bartell set up Sanchez for the first of his two goals to restore a two-goal lead at the end of the second period. Luke Keyes brought the Northstars within a goal on Siegel’s fourth assist of the game. However, Sanchez answered quickly with an unassisted goal just 40 seconds later. Potsdam picked up two insurance markers when Keenan O’Gorman scored from Ford and Courson Green. Max Warden closed out the scoring on a wrister past goalkeeper Brandon Glaska. Green and Sean O’Gorman picked up assists. Potsdam goalkeeper Zach Boldt stopped 20 shots, while Glaska turned aside 21 shots for CNS.


In the opening round of the Canton tournament, the Golden Bears defeated Cicero-North Syracuse 3-2, behind a two-performance by Tanner Sanderson. Andrew McCormick scored the other for Canton in marking their first win of the season. In the nightcap, Potsdam dropped a 5-0 decision to Williamsville East in the opening round of the Canton tournament.

A power-play goal by McQuaid Jesuit’s Craig McCabe with 1:12 remaining in the third period broke a 2-2 tie and sent the undefeated Knights (5-0) to a 3-2 victory over the host Shamrocks in the opening round of the Salmon River pre-Christmas hockey tournament. The Shamrocks jumped off to a 2-0 lead in the first period on goals by Tyren and Ronnie Boots, but were shut out the rest of the way. Ben Korpiel and Mike Capicotto drilled goals in the McQuaid comeback. In the nightcap, Massena sent perennial powerhouse Queensberry to defeat with a quick three-goal outburst in the first period. Devin Page, Ryan Thomas and Wyatt Wilmshurt punched in scores for Massena, while Jordan Robert supplied two assists.

Luke Arquiett and Kody Kocsis both registered hat tricks in carrying the defending Division II champion St. Lawrence Central Larries to their first victory of the season, a 6-3 triumph over Clarkstown East in a non-league game at Brasher Falls. Arquiett also picked up assists on all three of Kocsis’ goals. Nathan Burnett stopped 25 shots in net for the Larries.

Salmon River Nets Two in 3rd to Edge Potsdam 5-4

Salmon River’s Kyle Lewis (16) fires the puck to the back of the net to tie the game 3-3 late in the second frame. Potsdam scored from the opening faceoff in just eight seconds, then went up 3-2 in a wild first period. Salmon River trailed 4-3 at the end of the middle frame, but scored twice in the third period for a 5-4 win.  (Shonn Surber photo)  Game Gallery

Potsdam’s Corson Green (18) scored his third goal of the night during the second period, notching a hat trick. Green scored just eight seconds into the game. Logan Ford added a goal at 1:27 to lift Potsdam to a 2-0 lead. Salmon River’s Tyren Boots tapped the net at 5:05 to cut the lead to 2-1. Green reestablished Potsdam’s advantage to 3-1. The Shamrocks’ Ty Terrance scored late to close out a wild first period. Green completed his hat trick early in the second period to open a 4-2 Potsdam lead, but was sidelined for the rest of the game by injury later in the period. Kyle Lewis jammed in a short-handed goal with 2:14 left in the second period to pull the Shamrocks within a goal. The Rocks’ Nathan Smoke and Sean David scored the lone goals of the third period to lift Salmon River to a 5-4 victory. Jay Crary snared 30 shots in the Potsdam net, including nine in the third period. Salmon's Aidan Comins posted 16 saves.


Games of Week 1: Nov. 22-Dec. 9, 2013

 NCSN Boys Hockey Scoreboard


Ogdensburg 3, St. Lawrence Central 2



Malone 1, Thousand Islands-Alex Bay 0
Potsdam-Bill Corbett Tournament

Potsdam 7, Auburn 6
Ithaca 5, Canton 2
West Genesee Tournament
Suffern 5, Massena 1
Non League
Jamesville-Dewitt 4, Salmon River 1



Thousand Islands-Alex Bay 7, Tupper Lake 0
Norwood-Norfolk 4, Ogdensburg 0
West Genesee Tournament
West Genesee 4, Massena 0
Potsdam-Bill Corbett Tournament
Auburn 4, Canton 0
Ithaca 5, Potsdam 1
Non League
Salmon River 3, Skaneateles 3 (OT/Tie)



Massena 12, Tupper Lake 1
Non League
Salmon River 4, Plattsburgh 3 (OT)



Malone 2, Ogdensburg 1



Non League
Norwood-Norfolk 6, Tupper Lake 0



Non League
Grand Island 5, St. Lawrence Central 4 (OT)
Kenmore East 9, Ogdensburg 1



Non League
Kenmore East 3, Salmon River 2
Ogdensburg 3, Grand Island 0

N-N Icemen Chip Away For 4-0 Win Over Ogdensburg

Ogdensburg Blue Devils’ Dave Middlemiss (15) brings the puck up the ice, while chased by Norwood-Norfolk’s Coby Munson (8) who stick checks the puck away. Kaden Pickering scored a pair of third-period goals to lead the Icemen, who pulled away for a 4-0 win over O.F.A.  (Jack Vaisey III photo)  Game Gallery

Norwood-Norfolk’s Austin Cousineau fires a long-range slapshot toward Ogdensburg goalie David Prudhomme (31) who makes the save. Cousineau assisted on one of the Icemen’s goals in a 4-0 victory over the Blue Devils. Prudhomme registered 26 saves, but absorbed the loss. N-N’s Zeb Brown scored in the first period, Cobe Manson added a marker in the second frame and Kaden Pickering added two goals in the third period. Brandon Richards stopped 17 shots in his second shutout of the season.

Smoke Goal Lifts Salmon River Past Hornets in O.T.

Salmon River’s Nate Smoke (19) jams at the puck on Plattsburgh goalie Nick Ladue (30) at the side of the Plattsburgh net in Wednesday’s non-league game. In the Shamrocks’ second close game, Smoke scored the game-winner in sudden-victory overtime to lift the Salmon River to a thrilling 4-3 win.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Plattsburgh’s Kevin Dandrow (7) and Salmon River’s Sean David (13) battle for the faceoff after an icing call. Plattsburgh’s Jack Tolosky netted his second goal of the game to tie the game 3-3 late in the third period. However, the Shamrocks’ Nate Smoke buried the sudden-victory goal in overtime to send Salmon River to a 4-3 win. Ty Terrance, Chad George and Sean David pumped in goals in regulation for the Shamrocks. Kyle Lewis contributed three assists in the win. Aidan Comins turned aside 40 shots for Salmon River. Jay Side scored the middle goal for Plattsburgh. Dean Dashnaw ejected 30 shots for the Hornets.

Taylor's Goals Lead O.F.A. Past St. Lawrence ctl. 3-2

Ogdensburg’s Jacob Awan (9) takes a shot on net that is deflected by St. Lawrence Central goalie Nate Burnett (30). O.F.A.’s John Taylor scored two goals, including the game winner, to lead the Devils to a 3-2 victory over the Larries and their first divisional win of the season. Burke Comeau scored the other goal. (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

St. Lawrence defender Jake Sutton steals the puck from Ogdensburg’s Austin Putman (22) to regain possession. After a scoreless first period, O.F.A. jumped ahead 2-0 on goals by John Taylor and Burke Comeau. The Larries cut the lead in half when Luke Arquiett scored his first goal with seven seconds remaining in the middle frame. In the third period, Taylor extended the Blue Devil lead to 3-1 with his second goal. Comeau picked up one assist. Midway through the period, Arquiett drew the Larries within a goal with his second score of the game. On a power play in the final minute, the Larries pulled their goalie and skated 6-on-4, but were unable to notch the equalizer. Both goalies – Ogdensburg’s David Prudhomme and St. Lawrence Central’s Nathan Burnett – delivered 21-save performances.

Ithaca Spoils Potsdam's Season/Tourney Opener 5-1

Ithaca’s Charlie Estill (4) celebrates after putting the puck into the back of the net for the first goal of the game for the Little Red in the opening round of the the Bill Corbett Memorial Tournament at Potsdam’s Sandstoner Arena. In a hard-hitting season opener, the Ithaca Little Red defeated Potsdam 5-1.   (Shonn Surber photo)  Game Gallery

Potsdam’s Keenan O’Gorman (white) flies past Ithaca’s Jacob Griffin and heads for the goal. In a hard-hitting, fast paced season opener, the Ithaca Little Red defeated the Potsdam Sandstoners 5-1. The Red scored two goals in the opening period, then slammed three goals in the span of five minutes in the third frame in the season opener for both squads in the Bill Corbett Memorial Tournament. Potsdam’s lone goal was netted by Josh Sanchez. Potsdam will face Ithaca in the second-round game at 3:00 on Saturday.

Canton Falls To Auburn 4-0 in Season/Tourney Debut

Canton’s Gage Emerson (4) jams at the puck at the side of the net. Auburn’s goalie Jack Farrington just barely corrals the puck for the save. The Maroons, with two goals in the second period, went on for a 4-0 win, spoiling Canton’s season debut. The Bears face Ithaca at 1:00 on Saturday.

Canton’s Mark Mahoney (7) sneaks along the boards past Auburn’s Brian Franceschelli (27) the jets toward goal. Auburn tallied two goals within a minute of each other in the second period to get separation from the Canton Golden Bears in the opening round of the Bill Corbett Memorial Tournament at Potsdam’s Sandstoner Arena. The Maroons (2-1) went on for a 4-0 win, spoiling Canton’s season debut. The Bears face Ithaca in Saturday’s 1:00 game.  (Shonn Surber photo)  Game Gallery