N.Y. State Playoff Openers: Massena, St. Lawrence Both Fall 3-2


Massena's Devin Page (23) is chased by Scarsdale’s Devon Schell (15) during the New York State Division I quarterfinal. After scoring the game's first goal, Massena fell behind 3-1, but drew within a goal by the end of the 2nd period.  Neither team scored in the final period.  Massena fell 3-2 to end its season.  (JP Tebo photo)  Game Gallery

2014-2015 Final Section X Boys Hockey Standings

W    L   T   Pts    vs. Div I   vs. Div II  Overall
10    1    0   20        3-1-0        7-0-0     14-5-0
  9    2    0   18        3-1-0        6-1-0     13-6-1
  2    8    1     5        0-4-0        2-4-1     6-12-1
x-St. Lawrence Ctl.
Salmon River
Th.Islands/Alex Bay
Tupper Lake
W    L   T   Pts    vs. Div I   vs. Div II  Overall
13    2    0   26        1-2-0      12-0-0     17-2-0
11    4    0   22        2-1-0        9-3-0     14-5-1
  8    7    0   16        1-2-0        7-5-0     11-9-0
  7    7    1   15        0-2-1        7-5-0     12-7-1
  6    9    0   12        1-2-0        5-7-0       9-9-1
  2  13    0     4        0-3-0      2-10-0     5-14-0
  0  15    0     0        0-3-0      0-12-0     0-17-0


NY Section I Hockey
NYCapitalSports Hockey
NY Section II Hockey
NY Section III Hockey
NY Section V Hockey
NY Section VI Hockey



Section X & New York State Division I Playoffs

 NCSN Boys Hockey Scoreboard


NYS Division I Playoffs
(Scarsdale (I) 3, Massena (X) 2



Division I Championship at Clarkson Cheel Arena
(#1) Massena 3, (#2) Canton 2



Division I Semifinal - at Home of Higher Seed
(#2) Canton 4, (#3) Potsdam 1


On a breakaway, Potsdam’s Logan Ford (77) fires a shot on goal, but Canton goalie Jacob Facey (31) makes a pad save to keep the game tied 1-1 at the end of the first period. The Golden Bears downed the Sandstoners 4-1 to advance to the Division I Championship against the Massena Red Raiders. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

Potsdam struck quickly for the first goal at 3:04, when Jake Kelleher converted on a pass from Logan Ford. However, the Sandstoners suffered an immediate penalty and Canton took advantage 65 seconds later. Cody Moore blasted a shot from the right slot that trickled just past Potsdam keeper Nate Crary to tie the game 1-1 through the first frame. Mark Mahoney put Canton ahead at 9:44 of the second period. Mike Huber scored twice in the third period to put the game on ice for the Bears, as Canton went on to defeat Potsdam 4-1 in the Section X Division I semifinal. Jake Facey corraled 19 saves for the Bears who advanced to face top-seeded Massena for the division title on Monday. Potsdam closed its season at 6-13-1.

Potsdam’s Carter Brown (11) and Canton’s Josh Huiatt (18) battle for possession off the faceoff at center ice.

Potsdam’s Carter Brown (11) and Canton’s Josh Huiatt (18) battle for possession off the faceoff at center ice.


Massena's Devin Page (23) is chased by Scarsdale’s Devon Schell (15) during the New York State Division I quarterfinal. After scoring the game's first goal, Massena fell behind 3-1, but drew within a goal by the end of the 2nd period.  Neither team scored in the final period.  Massena fell 3-2 to end its season.  (JP Tebo photo)  Game Gallery

Massena’s Patrick Manning (11) celebrates after putting Massena into a 1-0 lead.  The Red Raiders’ bid to repeat as state champions was ended in the New York State Division I quarterfinal when Scarsdale held on for a 3-2 victory in Massena. The Raiders got off to a strong start when Patrick Manning converted a pass from Wyatt Wimshurst to score the opening goal just 7:27 into the contest. When the Raiders suffered a penalty just three minutes later, Scarsdale capitalized when James Nicholas polished off a feed from Stephen Nicholas and Devon Schell on a screen shot near the top of the right circle. Just over a minute later, Nicholas got in behind the Massena defense on a tape-to-tape lead from Duncan Hindmarch to lift Scarsdale into a 2-1 lead through the first 15 minutes. After Scarsdale gained a 3-1 lead in the middle period, the Raiders countered on a Ben Sprague goal from Wyatt Wilmshurst to draw within a goal. But both teams matched opportunities in the third period without scoring. Gabe Harousseau made 22 saves for Scarsdale, while Jeff Bain turned away 26 shots for Massena.

Massena captures DI Title over golden bears 3-2

Massena’s Patrick Manning (11) fires a shot on goal past Canton goalie Jacob Facey (31) to score the second goal of the game for the Red Raiders midway through the second period.  The Red Raiders broke a 2-2 tie with a late goal in the third period to defeat the Golden Bears 3-2 in the Section X Division I Championship and advance to the New York State Playoffs (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery NCSN Broadcast

Canton’s Cody Moore scores a goal past Massena’s Logan Brothers (1) to tie the game 2-2 late in the second period.  In a game of alternating goals, Massena scored first and last, holding off two Canton comebacks, to defend their Section X Division I crown.  Massena gained their first lead early in the first period when Bailey Hewlett dished up a centering pass to Devin Page at 1:54 into the contest.  Canton got a lift with just 24 seconds remaining in the opening frame when Mark Maroney and Garrett Glasgow set up Chris Reed to tie the game on a one-timer.  Massena took the lead again in the second period when patrick Manning drilled a shot on net that was initially saved by goalie Jake Facey, but the puck flipped upward, over the goalie's shoulder and dropped into the net.  Division I scoring leader and Division I Wyatt Wilmshurt and Josh Underwood received assists.  Canton's Cody Moore quickly tied the contest lass than a minute later with a low wrister.  WIlmshurst drilled home the game winner on a 2-on-1 setup with Ben Sprague with 4:10 remaining.  Massena keeper Logan Brothers grabbed 22 saves, while Facey stopped 27 shorts.  Massena advances to face Division I Champion Scarsdale at Massena Arena n Saturday in the opening round of the New York State playoffs.  Canton finished its season at 14-7-1.


Section X & New York State Division II Playoffs

 NCSN Boys Hockey Scoreboard


NYS Division II Playoffs
Williamsville East (VI) 3, St. Lawrence Central (X) 2



Division II Championship at Clarkson Cheel Arena
(#1) St. Lawrence Central 6 (#2) Norwood-Norfolk 0



Division II Semifinals - at Home of Higher Seed
(#1) St. Lawrence Central 5, (#4) Malone 0
(#2) Norwood-Norfolk 5, (#3) Salmon River 2



Division II Quarterfinals - at Home of Higher Seed
(#4) Malone 2, (#5) Ogdensburg 0
(#3) Salmon River 7, (#6) Th. Islands-Alex Bay 0
(#1) St. Lawrence Central draws bye)



Division II Quarterfinal - at Home of Higher Seed
(#2) Norwood-Norfolk 8, (#7) Tupper Lake 3

salmon River uses quick start to down islanders

Thousand Islands-Alexandria Bay goaltender Noah Crandall (1) sprawls to knock the puck away from Salmon River’s Quentin Thomas (88). The Shamrocks came out strong scoring in the opening minute of play. Salmon River led 5-0 after just one period and ultimately won 7-0. The Shamrocks advance to the Division II semifinal at Norwood-Norfolk. (Drew Gearsbeck photo)  Game Gallery

Thousand Islands-Alexandria Bay's Tyler Stockman (29) lowers his shoulder to put a hit on Salmon River’s Stephen Tromblay. Salmon River's Skylar Thomas produced a hat trick, while Sean David contributed a goal and three assists in forging a 7-0 win for the third-seeded Shamrocks in the Section X Division II quarterfinals.  The #6-seeded Islanders closed out the campaign at 5-15 overall.


Ogdensburg’s Nolan Rufa (17) attempts a wraparound, but Malone goalie Joey Brown (30) extends his leg to make the pad save. Kyler Head scored both goals as Malone defeated O.F.A. 2-0. Brown made 22 saves in the shutout. The Huskies advance to the Division II semifinals at St. Lawrence Central.  (Drew Gearsbeck photo) Game Gallery

Malone’s Austin Scharf (26) bats the puck away from Ogdensburg’s Austin Morley-Sloan (17).  Bailey Conklin earned an assist.  Ogdensburg's David Prudhomme was also stellar in the battle of goalies with 26 saves.  Ogdensburg finished its season at 9-10-1.

Icemen rally in 2ND PERIOD to BEAT TUPPER LAKE 8-3

Norwood-Norfolk’s Zeb Brown (10) fires a shot on goal that was blocked by Tupper Lake goalie Nathan Boyea (35) to keep the Lumberjacks ahead 1-0 late in the first period. The Icemen's Coby Munson tied the game 1-1 to end the first period.  N-N rallied in the second period en route to an 8-3 victory.  (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

Tupper Lake’s Elliott Fletcher (27) scores the first goal of the game past Norwood-Norfolk goalie Brandon Richards (33). Norwood-Norfolk’s Coby Munson tied the game 1-1 in the closing minutes of the first period. Zeb Zagrobelny scored two goals to open the second period to give the Icemen a 3-1 lead. Zagrobelny and Munson led the Icemen in scoring with two goals each, while Elliott Fletcher scored two goals for the Lumberjacks. Norwood-Norfolk advances to the Division II semifinal against an opponent to be determined. Tupper Lake closes out their season at 0-18 overall.


St. Lawrence Central’s Lukas Arquiett battles for a faceoff against Williamsville East’s Matt Steffan (86). After trailing for most of the game, St. Lawrence Central was able to score two straight goals to give them a 2-1 lead in the third period. However, the Flames retaliated with two straight goals of their own to win 3-2. Nate Burnett made 41 saves for the Larries.  (JP Tebo photo)  Game Gallery

St. Lawrence Central’s Kody Koscis (15) chases Williamsville East’s Jacob Lane (5) for the puck.  In a matchup between the state’s top two ranked teams, St. Lawrence Central rallied from a 1-0 deficit early in the third period, but Williamsville East also rallied, countering both goals, to beat the Larries 3-2 and lock down a berth in the New York State Division II Final Four next weekend. The Flames pounced on the Larries with a goal just 65 seconds into the game when Mike Steffan converted on a rebound. Steffan was left unattended at the right side of the crease and merely redirected the puck into the wide-open side. Chris Winiecki and Alex Finley assisted. The Larries overcame a 5-on-3 short-handed situation in the second period, but could not capitalize on East goaltender Max Battistoni. At 1:11 of the third period, the Larries finally solved the puzzle. In the midst of a scrum, Ian Bresett jammed the puck into the net, with Mark Crump and Joe DiMatteo credited for the setup. Kyle Kocsis completed the Larries second goal at 7:27, after a scramble behind the net, with Lukas Arquiett and Drew Rose drawing assists to jump the Larries into a 2-1 lead. However, the celebration and advantage were short-lived. Finley pumped a pass to Steffan for his second goal just 42 seconds later to knot the game 2-2. Then with the game hanging in the balance and less than three minutes remaining, the Flames’ Jack Kelly celebrated his birthday and the scoring the game-winning goal. Kelly found himself alone in the slot for a quick wrister. The Larries closed out their season at 20-3. All three losses were by just one goal, with two of them in overtime.

Larries down Icemen to win Division II Championship

St. Lawrence Central celebrates winning the Section X Division II Championship 6-0 over the Norwood-Norfolk Icemen. The Larries now advance to the New York State quarterfinals to face Sectrion VI Champion Williamsville East on Saturday at 6:00 at Tritown Community Center in Brasher.  (Bob LaRue photo) Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Norwood-Norfolk’s Coby Munson (8) and St. Lawrence Central’s Nate Stickney (17) battle for possession of the puck in front of the Larries goal and Nathan Burnett (30).   The Larries netted two goals within ten seconds of each other in the final 1:09 of the first period, then four goals in a span of just over three minutes in the middle frame to take firm control.  After the Icemen outshot the Larries 5-4 in the opening 10 minutes, the Larries fired an 18-1 barrage over the next 30 minutes.  Kody Koscis netted two goals with two assists to lead St. Lawrence.  Nate Stickney added a goal and a pair of helpers.  Luke Peets, Lukas Arquiett and Drew Rose also scored.  Joe DiMatteo and Nick Kowalchuk both added assists.  The Icemen closed out their season, the final season at the helm for Coach Paul Durant at 16-6-1.


The Norwood-Norfolk Icemen broke away from a 1-1 first-period tie with two goals in the middle frame and two more in the final 15 minutes to post a 5-2 win over the Salmon River Shamrocks in the Section X Division II semifinals. Austin Cousineau tallied twice, including the go-ahead goal and the final score of the night, in leading the Icemen back to the divisional title game on Monday. The Icemen aced three power-play goals, while Salmon River was unable to capitalize on their man-up situations. Coby Munson, Kyle Bond and Isaac Barkley also scored for Norwood-Norfolk, which Brandon Richards turned away a barrage of 34 shots. Chad George and Sean David scored for the Shamrocks who closed their season at 12-10 overall. Norwood-Norfolk advances for a rematch with St. Lawrence Central in the title game.

BURNETT, larries SHUT down huskies in semifinal 5-0

St. Lawrence Central goaltender Nate Burnett (30) extends way out to make the save against Malone late the Section X Division II semifinal game. The Huskies hung with the top-seeded Larries, trailing by only one goal after the first period, but the Larries tallied twice in the final two frames to beat Malone 5-0.  (Brock Simons photo) Game Gallery

Malone’s Josh Trombley (22) pins a St. Lawrence Central forward against the boards.  St. Lawrence Central blanked Malone 5-0 in front of the 14-save shutout performance by goaltender Nate Burnett in the Section X Division II semifinal at Brasher. Lukas Arquiett netted a goal and assisted on two others to pace the top-seeded Larries who return to the championship game for a rematch with Norwood-Norfolk. St. Lawrence got on the board late in the first period when Luke Peets slammed home a rebound. Nick Kowalchuk lasered a one-timer from the right wing to put the Larries ahead 2-0. Ian Bressett closed out the scoring with 2:19 left in the contest. Malone goalkeeper Joey Brown racked up 44 saves, as the Huskies closed their season at 12-8-1 overall.