Massena Wins New York State Division I Championship in 4-1 Final!

Massena Red Raiders celebrate on ice after capturing the New York State Division I Hockey Championship after defeating the Ithaca Little Red 4-1.  The Raiders bounced back from an early 1-0 deficit for the win.  Patrick Manning supplied two goals and was named game MVP. Dylan Stone and Ryan Thomas each scored a goal. Tyler Young was named the NYS Division I MVP for the season.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Championship Gallery

2013-2014 Final Section X Boys Hockey Standings

DIVISION I
x-Massena
Canton
Potsdam
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
DIVISION II
x-Norwood-Norfolk
St. Lawrence Central
Ogdensburg
Malone
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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Section X & New York State Division I Playoffs

 NCSN Boys Hockey Scoreboard

SUNDAY, MARCH 9, 2014

New York State Playoffs - Division I Championship
Massena (X) 4, Ithaca (IV) 1
New York State Playoffs - Division II Championship
Webster Schroeder 2, Beekmantown (VII) 0

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 2014

New York State Playoffs - Division I Semifinal
Massena (X) 2, Fairport (V) 1 (OT)

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 1, 2014

New York State Division I Regional
Massena (X) 5, Monroe-Woodbury (IX) 1

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2014

Division I Championship - at Clarkson University
(#1) Massena 10, (#3) Potsdam 1

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2014

Division I Semifinals - at Home of Higher Seed
(#1) Massena 4, (#4) Salmon River 3 (2OT)
(#3) Potsdam 4, (#2) Canton 1

Top Seed Massena Survives 2 O.T. Battle vs. Shamrocks


Massena’s Dylan Stone (10) dives to block the shot by Salmon River’s Sean David (13). Salmon River edged ahead on Chad George’s goal with 1:29 remaining. Maddox Merry tied the game with 0:32 left and Patrick Manning scored in the second overtime in a 4-3 Massena win in the Section X Division I semifinal.  (Shonn Surber photo)  Game Gallery

Massena’s Tyler Young (8) goes all alone on Salmon River goalie Jarred Jackson, but flicks the wide right. The Massena Red Raiders twice survived from the brink of elimination, then tallied the game-winning goal in the second overtime to overcome the Salmon River Shamrocks’ upset bid in a 4-3 thriller in the Section X Division I semifinals. For the second year in a row, the top-seeded Raiders survived a marathon overtime scare from opponents in the semifinal round. Salmon River jumped out to a 2-0 lead on goals by Chad George at 4:09 with assists from Nate Smoke and Skyler Thomas, then Sean David at 1:37 of the middle frame. Massena’s Tyler Young finally put the Raiders on the scoreboard with 1:52 remaining in the second period, on a setup from Ben Sprague and Dylan Stone. Patrick Manning sent the puck top shelf to tie the game 2-2 at 2:43 into the third period in a 2-on-1 breakaway with Wyatt Wilmshurst. Salmon River restored their lead with 1:29 remaining in regulation, when George rifled a shot from the right wing onto Massena goalkeeper Connor Paquin. David tucked the rebound home. Forced to pull their goalie, the Raiders got the break they needed on a critical icing call on the ensuing faceoff. Maddox Merry one-timed a pass from Josh Blair that deflected into the net with just 32 seconds left to tie the game at 3-3. After numerous close calls both ways, Patrick Manning flipped a backhander into the net off a feed from Zach Robert for the game-winning goal with 3:32 left in the second OT. Paquin steered out 24 shots, while Jarred Jackson backstopped the Shamrocks’ efforts with 42 saves. Massena advances to the Section X Division I championship for a rematch with the Potsdam Sandstoners on February 23 at Cheel Arena. Salmon River ended its season at 8-11-2.

POTSDAM DOWNS CANTON 4-1 IN DIVISION I SEMIFINALS


Potsdam’s Logan Ford (77) skates the puck out of his own zone while pursued by Canton’s Cody Moore.  Potsdam beat Canton 4-1 and advance to the Section X Championship at Cheel Arena.  (Eric Foote photo)  Game Gallery

Canton’s Mark Mahoney (7) knocks the puck away from Potsdam’s Chase Palmer (66) in a fierce checking effort at center ice. Canton’s Mark Mahoney (7) knocks the puck away from Potsdam’s Chase Palmer (66) in a fierce checking effort at center ice. The Potsdam Sandstoners built a quick 2-0 first-period lead on goals just 1:44 apart, then went on to defeat the Canton Golden Bears 4-1 in the Section X Division I semifinals. Logan Ford put Potsdam on the scoreboard at 8:11 of the first period, scoring an unassisted goal directly off a faceoff. Corson Green then set up Josh Locey on a power-play wraparound goal. Green enabled Potsdam to gain a 3-0 lead at 2:22 of the second period on a 2-on-1 break with Ford. Max Warden scored at 2:21 of the third on another power-play goal with Green and Ford assisting. Tanner Sanderson scored the Bears’ lone goal on a pass from Cody Moore just three minutes later. Goalie Zach Boldt registered 25 savesfor Potsdam. Canton keeper Jon Stone stopped 19 shots. Potsdam advances to face top-seeded Massena  in a rematch of last year’s championship game. Canton closed out its season at 9-9-2 overall.

MASSENA'S THIRD-PERIOD RALLY SEALS QUARTERFINAL

By Bob LaRue, North Country SportsNet
The Massena Red Raiders broke open a close 2-1 game in a fashion they have becoming accustomed this season – with a strong third period – in defeating Section IX Champion Monroe Woodbury in the New York State Division I quarterfinal. The Raiders pumped home three goals in a span of less than five minutes to start the third period to capture the 5-1 victory. Massena dominated the first period by outshooting the Crusaders 16-1 and capitalizing for two first-period goals. Freshman Wyatt Wilmshurst connected for the first goal on a set up from Jordan Robert and Patrick Manning. The Raiders added to the lead while on a delayed penalty, when Devin Page blasted a pass from Ryan Thomas that found the back of the net on a low line-drive shot which proved to be the game-winner. Monroe Woodbury would close the gap at 6:55 of the second period, when Nick Pelosi beat Massena goaltender Connor Paquin, assisted by Joe Cromwell and Chris Carey. The Red Raiders grabbed for control of the game just 27 seconds into the third period, when Stone scored again on a rebound from Maddox Merry. Tyler Young and Ben Sprague earned assists. At 3:19, Evan Kassian knocked home a pass from Ryan Thomas. Patrick Manning then scored his 23rd goal of the season at the 5:35 mark on an assist from Wilmshurst. Massena outshot Monroe Woodbury 40-16 for the game. Paquin made 15 saves. The Raiders now advance to the New York State Final Four to face Section V champion Fairport that edged highly-touted West Genesee 1-0 in their quarterfinal game.

Massena Reigns! New York State Division I Champions!


Massena’s Patrick Manning (11) slips the puck past Ithaca goalie Aaron Goldberg (1) to score the Raiders’ first goal of the championship game. The New York State Division I Boys Ice Hockey Championship returned to Massena for the first time in six years. The Red Raiders countered a first period Ithaca score, gaining both momentum and the physical in the second frame to gain a 2-1 edge before wearing down the Little Red 4-1 for the school’s sixth title, the most in New York State Division I championship history. The win tied Massena with Salmon River for most state titles overall when the Shamrocks were in Division II. The Raiders also got an ounce of redemption for the overtime loss suffered in the state semifinal a year ago. Ithaca got on the scoreboard first when Nate Walker beat Massena goalie Connor Paquin (16 saves) on a set up from Scott Partington and Charlie Estill at 5:02 of the opening period. Massena capitalized on the game’s first penalty just 17 seconds into the second period when Patrick Manning jammed home the second rebound, following the initial shot from Ryan Thomas and assist from Tyler Young. Just past the midway point of the period, Young flicked the puck off the back of the mesh and fed Dylan Stone in the slot to give Massena their first lead at 7:53. Massena’s third goal appeared to be the back breaker for Ithaca. Wyatt Wilmshurst fed the puck from behind the net and Manning drilled a one-timer past goalie Brandon Kasel at 10:37 of the middle frame. Thomas put the finishing touches on the championship by adding an empty netter with 49 seconds left. Manning was named MVP of the championship, while Young was selected as New York State Division I MVP for the season. Massena finished its championship season at 19-5-1 overall.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Championship Gallery

MASSENA'S THIRD-PERIOD RALLY SEALS QUARTERFINAL


Massena's Tyler Young (8) gets the rebound off an initial shot by Devin Page (23) and slips the puck just under the pads of Fairport goalie Ethan Kaiser (31) for the game winning goal in overtime over Fairport in the N.Y. State Division I semifinals. Massena advances to face Ithaca for the state title.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Fairport's Cameron Gebhardt (9) banks the puck off the post and into the net behind Massena goalie Connor Paquin (31) for Fairport's only goal of the game. The Massena Red Raiders have played cardiac hockey much of the season, but have been able to win big games with strong play and stamina from the third period on. The same was the case in Massena’s heart-stopping 2-1 overtime victory over Section V champion Fairport in the New York State Division I semifinals. Fairport got on the scoreboard first when Cameron Gephardt connected on a pass from Quinn Wiedemer and slapped the puck “top shelf” for a shorthanded goal at 10:58 of the first period. However, Massena got some momentum to close the first period when Patrick Manning fired home a shot just under the crossbar with 3.2 seconds remaining in the period. The goal was set up on strong forechecking from Wyatt Wilmsherst who forced a turnover in the offensive zone and got the puck to Jordan Robert for the setup. With the game tied 1-1 midway through the third period, Massena goalie Connor Paquin made a huge save on a close-range one-timer by Nicholas Musshafen to preserve the tie. The Raiders got the decisive goal at 3:50 of the overtime when Devin Page rifled a slapshot on net that initially handcuffed Fairport goaltender Evan Kaiser (19 saves). Tyler Young, racing toward net, jammed the rebound into the mesh for the sudden victory and advancement to the championship game against Ithaca.

Massena Romps Past Potsdam in Division I Final


The Division I Champion Massena Red Raiders. Massena scored 1:10 into the game on a Patrick Manning one-timer from the slot. The Raiders added three more goals in the first period, including a Jordan Robert goal as time expired. Massena added five more goals in the second period, en route to a 10-1 victory.  (Drew Gearsbeck photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Massena’s Jordan Robert celebrates after his shot beat Potsdam goaltender Zach Boldt. The Red Raiders coasted their way to a 10-1 victory in the Section X Division I championship at Cheel Arena. Patrick Manning started the scoring frenzy for the Red Raiders 1:10 into the first period when he blasted a one-timer past Potsdam goaltender Zach Boldt. After Tyler Young buried two goals for Massena, Jordan Robert received a pass from Manning and slipped it past Boldt with less than a second remaining in the period to give the Raiders a 4-0 lead. Massena exploded for five more goals in the second period, including three in the first 2:17.  With 8:55 remaining in the game, Ben Sprague found the back of the net for his second goal and gave Massena a 10-goal advantage. Potsdam’s Corson Green would spoil Connor Paquin’s shutout bid, as he scored with 10.1 seconds left. Manning finished with three goals and an assist. Young and Sprague each tallied two goals for the Red Raiders. Robert added three assists to go with his first period goal. Massena will advance to the state quarterfinals to battle Section IX's Monroe-Woodbury. Potsdam finishes the season 10-10-1 overall.  (Story by Drew Gearsbeck)

 

Section X & New York State Division II Playoffs

 NCSN Boys Hockey Scoreboard

SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 2014

New York State Playoffs - Division II Semifinal
Beekmantown (VII) 2, Auburn (III) 1

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 1, 2014

New York State Division II Regional
Webster Schroder (V) 6, Norwood-Norfolk (X) 5

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2014

Division II Championship - at Clarkson University
(#1) Norwood-Norfolk 3, (#2) St. Lawrence Ctl.2

 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2014

Division II Semifinals - Home of Higher Seed
(#2) St. Lawrence Central 3, (#3) Ogdensburg 2
(#1) Norwood-Norfolk 4, (#4) Malone 1

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2014

Division II Quarterfinals - at Home of Higher Seed
(#4) Malone  3, (#5) Thousand Isl.-Alex Bay 2 (2OT)
(#3) Ogdensburg 8, (#6) Tupper Lake 4

Larries Emerge With Overtime Win vs. O.F.A. 3-2


St. Lawrence Central's Luke Peets (14) nailed the game's first goal, just 33 seconds into the first period, past Ogdensburg goalie David Prudhomme. O.F.A. bounced back from 1-0 and 2-1 deficits to force overtime. Kody Koscis scored on a setup pass from Luke Arquiett for the Larries' game winner in overtime in a 3-2 win over the Blue Devils in the  Division II semifinals.  (NCSN photo)  NCSN Broadcast

St. Lawrence Central goalie Nate Burnett stops a direct shot from Ogdensburg's Andrew Roddy. Ogdensburg tied the game late in the second period after the Larries were called for icing. Andrew Roddy fed the ensuing faceoff right onto the stick of Jared Barr who redirected the puck through the crease. Larries’ goalie Nate Burnett made the initial sliding save, but the puck came back to Barr who then buried the rebound. The Larries regained the lead with 3:42 remaining when Drew Rose blasted a seeing-eye puck from the left point, through traffic and into the net. With time running down toward the final minute, Ogdensburg’s Jon Tayler buried the puck that laid in the crease, following an initial shot by David Middlemiss. St. Lawrence Central received sudden victory at 2:55 of the five-minute overtime when Luke Arquiett slipped a trickle pass between a pair of O.F.A. defenders at the final blue line. The pass released Kody Kocsis to break alone on O.F.A. keeper David Prudhomme. After one quick deke, Kocsis tucked the puck into the net to advance the Larries into the Division I championship game for a rematch with Norwood-Norfolk on Sunday. Both goaltenders stood tall in net and kept their teams in the game. Burnett stopped 29 shots, while Prudhomme turned away 31 shots.

Norwood-Norfolk Strikes Early To Beat Malone 4-1


Norwood-Norfolk’s Kaden Pickering (18) breaks away from the Malone defense and gets the puck past Malone goaltender Joey Brown (30) for the first goal of the game. Pickering would come back five minutes later to score the second goal. The Icemen downed the Huskies 4-1 in the Division II semifinals.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Malone goalie Joey Brown (30) makes the stop right in front of the net while facing heavy pressure from the Norwood-Norfolk Icemen. Kaden Pickering scored the Icemen’s first two goals, both unassisted, within the first five minutes of the opening faceoff. Austin Cousineau netted the other two scores to give top-seeded Norwood-Norfolk a 4-1 victory over fourth-seeded Malone. N-N scored three times in the first period. Malone's Tucker Bartenslager answered with 3:02 left in the period.  N-N goalie Brandon Richards stopped 19 shots, while Malone's Joey Brown snared 46 shots.  The Icemen will face St. Lawrence Central for the Division II championship.  Malone closed out its season at 7-14-1.

henderson's overtime goal lifts huskies to victory

By Bob LaRue, North Country SportsNet
Trevor Henderson scored with 56.2 seconds remaining the second sudden-victory overtime to lift the #4-seeded Malone Huskies to a 3-2 victory over #5 Thousand Islands-Alexandria Bay Islanders in the Section X Division II quarterfinal at Malone Arena. Jacob Scharf scraped the puck off the corner boards and toss it Henderson who one-timed the game-winner. Bailey Conklin had a goal and an assist, while Kyler Head also scored for the Huskies who had leads of 1-0 and 2-1, only to see the Islanders respond both times. Cam Morgan netted the tying goal to force overtime with just 1:30 left in regulation. Joey Brown collected 26 saves for Malone, while Miles Kearns turned about 37 shots. Malone advances to face top-seeded Norwood-Norfolk in the semifinal round. The Islanders closed their season at 4-13-1.

BEEKMANTOWN WINs STATE SEMIFINAL 2-1; falls in final


Beekmantown's Kyle Bisonette (6) breaks away from Auburn defenders to score the second goal of the game past Auburn’s Jordan Orlando (28). The Maroon's led 1-0 going into the final period, but the Eagles soared with two quick goals capture a 2-1 semifinal win over Auburn in the New York State Division II semifinals.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Auburn's Nick Neitte (8) spins between three Beekmantown defenders to score the only goal of the game for the Maroons past Beekmantown Goalie Keller Kowalowski (33).  Two third-period goals powered the Beekmantown Eagles to a 2-1 victory over third-ranked Auburn in the New York State Division II hockey semifinals. Kyle Bisonette and Nate Foster notched the third-period markers that overcame a sluggish start for the top-ranked Eagles. Beekmantown advances to face second-seeded Webster Schroeder (who beat Norwood-Norfolk in the state quarterfinals) for the state championship. Auburn got on the scoreboard at 8:47 of the first period hen Nick Netti slapped a laser that beat Eagles goaltender Dustin Plumadore who stopped the remaining 18 shots.  However, the Eagles were not so fortunate in the championship game against Webster Schroeder.  The Warrior scored two first period goals, then held off Beekmantown with hot goaltending in a 2-0 final in the Division II Championship game.

N-N ICEMEN BATTLE BACK, BUT FALL SHORT 6-5 IN STATE GAME

By Bob LaRue, North Country SportsNet
The Norwood-Norfolk Icemen fought back from a 3-0 deficit in the first period, twice climbing back to within a goal, but fell 6-5 to host and Section V champion Webster Schroeder in the New York State Division II hockey quarterfinals. “We fought hard after getting behind early,” Norwood-Norfolk Coach Paul Durant told North Country SportsNet. “They kept fighting hard to the end, like they have all season. I couldn’t have been more proud of their effort.” The Warriors’ Ryan Wynn scored at 3:17 of the first period, followed by goals from a Matt Harris and Joe Schuler to break open a three-goal lead. Norwood-Norfolk regrouped in the first intermission and immediately came out with a goal just 20 seconds into the second frame. Kaden Pickering setup Zeb Brown for the first goal. However, Schuler restored the lead at 4-1 lead, just 2:34 remaining in the middle frame. The Iceman got a late goal at 13:06 when Pickering buried the puck, with assists from Brown and Zeb Zagrobelny. Brown then scored just a minute and a half later, assisted by Shane Cryderman to cut the W-S lead to 4-3 at the end of the second period. The Warriors’ Matt Montgomery scored to open the third period, but Pickering lit the lamp again on a setup from Brown and Brandin Cousineau. Schuler countered for his third goal and the eventual game-winner. Tristan Harvey gave the Iceman last-minute hopes, when he scored from Brown and Pickering with 11 seconds remaining. For N-N, Brandon Richards and Kyler McIntyre combined for 20 saves. The Icemen closed out their season at 17-5.

N-N Icemen Win First Hockey Title Since 1998 IN 3-2 WIN


St. Lawrence Central’s Kody Kocsis (15) attempts a back-handed shot, but it is turned away by Norwood-Norfolk goaltender Brandon Richards. The Icemen scored three first-period in just over two minutes to lead 3-0. The Larries scored goals in the second and third periods, but Icemen held on 3-2 in the Division II final.  It was their first title since 1998.  (Drew Gearsbeck photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Norwood-Norfolk’s Zeb Brown (10) blasts a shot at net, but St. Lawrence Central goaltender Nathan Burnett makes a pad save. The N-N Icemen captured the Division II championship defeating the St. Lawrence Central Larries 3-2 at Cheel Arena. The Icemen scored quickly, burying three goals within a span of just over two minutes in the first seven minutes of the game. After the Larries failed to clear the puck, Coby Manson put the Icemen on the scoreboard at 5:07 on a setup from Jeff Mott. With the Larries struggling to get rhythm and control of the puck, the Icemen struck on a three-on-two. Zeb Brown took a pass from Shane Cryderman and Kayden Pickering, roofed the puck that hit the underside of the crossbar and dropped across the goal line for a 2-0 lead at 7:23. On the ensuring faceoff, the Icemen reentered the Larries’ zone and after an initial shot and a packed scrum in front of the net, the puck rolled loose to Tristen Harvey at the low side of the circle to the right. Harvey wristed the shot that threaded through the crowd and into the back of the net in what eventually proved to be the game winner, just 17 seconds after the second goal. St. Lawrence Central came back to score quickly, just 1:16 into the second period, on the goal scored by Kody Kocsis. The Larries scored again just 41 seconds in the third period when Luke Peets flicked home a shot from Kody Koscis and Luke Arquiett that just trickled through N-N goalie Brandon Richards. The Norwood-Norfolk defense held off the Larries attack the rest of the way to win the Section X Division II Championship 3-2. Norwood-Norfolk’s Brandon Richards made 14 saves, while St. Lawrence Central’s Nathan Burnett made 29 saves overall. The Icemen will now advance to New York State Playoffs and face Webster-Schroeder in the quarterfinal round. The Larries closed their season at 14-7-1. (Story by Cody Jenne & Bob LaRue)

Ogdensburg Advances After Outscoring Tupper


Tupper Lake goalie Tyler Nilsson dives for the save against an Ogdensburg shot on goal. The teams exchanged goals within the first few minutes of the opening faceoff, but the third-seeded Blue Devils went on to outscore the #6-seeded Lumberjacks 8-4 in the Section X Division II quarterfinal at O.F.A.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

 Tupper Lake’s Broyce Guyette (9) joins in the early scoring fest, delivering a goal past Ogdensburg netminder David Prudhomme. Ogdensburg jumped out to a 5-1 lead in the second period, before the Lumberjacks came storing back with three straight goals to close within a goal. Jared Barr, John Taylor and Burke Comeau all scored a pair of goals as the third-seeded Blue Devils went on to defeat #6-seeded Tupper Lake 8-4 in the Section X Division II quarterfinals. Broyce Guerette collected a goal and three assists, with single markers from Kris Crouse, Hudson Sparks and Nick LaMere. Prudhomme made 18 saves, while Tupper keeper Tyler Nilsson turned out 30 shots. Ogdensburg advances to play #2-seeded St. Lawrence Central in the division semifinals. Tupper Lake closed out at 0-19-1.