Massena, St. Lawrence Beaten in New York State Quarterfinals


 St. Lawrence Central's Mark Crump (18) fires a shot on goal breaking past Shamrock defender Tehakwirakarenrons McDonald (18). The shot was blocked by Salmon River goalie Jared Jackson (25) to protect a 2-0 late in the second period. The Larries stunned the Shamrocks scoring four unanswered goals in the third period to win 4-3 and capture the Division II Championship (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

Final 2015-2016 Section X Boys Hockey Standings

DIVISION I
x-Canton
Massena
Potsdam
W    L   T   Pts    vs. Div I   vs. Div II  Overall
10    0    1   21        3-0-1        7-0-0     16-2-2
  9    1    1   19        2-1-1        7-0-0     15-4-1
  6    5    0   12        0-4-0        6-1-0     7-12-1
DIVISION II
x-St. Lawrence Ctl.
Salmon River*
Th.Islands/Alex Bay
Ogdensburg
Norwood-Norfolk
Tupper Lake*
Malone
W    L   T   Pts    vs. Div I   vs. Div II  Overall
10    2    1   21        1-2-0        9-0-1     15-3-2
  7    6    0   14        0-3-0        7-3-0     8-11-0
  7    6    0   14        0-3-0        7-3-0     13-6-0
  5    8    0   10        0-3-0        5-5-0     6-14-0
  2  10    1     5        0-2-0        2-8-1     4-15-1
  2  11    0     4        0-3-0        2-8-0     3-17-0
  2  11    0     4        0-3-0        2-8-0     4-15-1

*Salmon River, Tupper Lake own head-to-head division tie-breakers.
 

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Section X & New York State Division I Playoffs

 NCSN Boys Hockey Scoreboard

SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2016

Division I Quarterfinal - Sport-O-rama in Rockland
Mamaronack (I) 5, Massena (X) 1

 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2016

Section X Division I Championship - at Clarkson
(#2) Massena 3, (#1) Canton 2 (OT)

 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2016

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

Section X All Northerns & scorer Award presented


Division I All Northerns from Massena, Canton and Potsdam are honored in ceremonies following the championship at Cheel Arena. (Darius Rohleder photo) Award Gallery

The North Country SportsNet-Section X Division I  Top Scorer Award for 2015-'16 was presented to Massena's Eric Miller.  Presented by NCSN's Bob LaRue.

massena holds off potsdam late comeback for 4-3 win


Massena forward Patrick Manning (11) fires a shot into the goal off a breakaway past Potsdam goalie Jacob Crary (30) just 35 seconds into the game.  Massena held off Potsdam's third comeback attempt late in the third period to capture a 4-3 victory in the Section X Division I semifinal.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Potsdam’s Billy Bergan (21) takes the close-range chip shot on Massena goalie Noah Kormanyos (31) just before the Sandstoners scored to tie the Section X Division I Semifinal 1-1 near the end of the first period.  On the starting line shift, Massena's Patrick Manning picked off a bad clearing pass and buried the puck just 35 seconds into the game, giving the Raiders a 1-0 lead. However, Potsdam knotted the contest later in the period when Nolan Towne dove to keep the puck alive behind the net, sending it to Billy Bergan. His pass deflected out to Riley Clark who blasted the shot past the fallen Massena goalie, tying the game 1-1. Massena regained the lead in the second period when Cam Plourde scored, but again the Sandstoners evened the score when Burgan put the puck in the net just moments later. Tied at 2-2 going in the third period, Massena got goals from Nick Henry at 4:42 and Nick Koszan at 9:47 to provide the first two-goal lead of the game. Potsdam quickly responded just 27 seconds later when Jake Kelleher lit the lamp to make it 4-3. However, the Sandstoners were unable to score the equalizer in the final 4:46 of the contest. Massena advances to face top-seeded Canton for the Division I title. Potsdam closed its season at 7-13-1.

MASSENA OUTSHOOTS TIGERS, BUT FALLS 5-1 IN STATE PLAY

MAMARONECK 5, MASSENA 1
Despite outshooting Mamaroneck 41-21, the Massena Red Raiders gave up two goals late in the first period, including one just before the first-period buzzer, en route to a 5-1 loss in the New York State Division I quarterfinals in Monsey, NY. Tigers’ goaltender Tommy Spero turned aside 40 Raider shots, including wave after wave of Raider attacks in the first 11 minutes, to anchor Mamaroneck’s advance to the state semifinals. However, at 11:41 of the first period, Will Arbo found the back of the net on a setup from James Torre. Then Jason Bienstock tucked the puck home in a buzzer beater to close the opening frame, seemingly setting the tone of the game. After two more Tiger goals in the second period, Massena’s Nick Kotzan scored on a power play, assisted Turner Thomas and Zach Ward, at 2:10 of the third period to trim the lead to 4-1, but the Raiders got no closer. Goalie Logan Brothers made 12 saves in the first two periods, then Noah Kormanyos worked the third frame and made four saves for the Raiders who closed their season at 17-5-1.

MASSENA Captures DIVISION I TITLE, EDGING CANTON IN O.T.


Massena's Nick Kotzan (10) takes a shot on Canton goalie Jack Facey (1) who makes the save to keep the Golden Bears in the lead 2-1 in the second period.  The Red Raiders pulled off the overtime victory on a goal by Nate Bressard to capture the 4-3 win and their fifth-straight Section X Division I Championship. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

Canton's Jake Mattice (15) fires the close-range shot on the Massena goal, but the puck covered by Red Raiders' goalie Logan Brothers (1) keeping the game tied 1-1 early in the second period.
 

Massena’s Nate Bressard turned into an instant hero at 2:23 of the overtime period, looming in from the weakside for an open rebound and the game-winning goal as the Red Raiders edged Canton 3-2 in the Section X Division I championship. Never leading in the game until the final sudden-victory goal, Massena came back from 1-0 and 2-1 deficits to post the win. Canton gained a 1-0 lead just 1:39 into the contest when Cole Moore and Garret Glasgow set up Jack Finnerty for a rising shot over the shoulder of Raider goalie Logan Brothers. Massena tied the game 1:58 in the second period when E.J. Miller pumped in the goal off an initial shot from Zach Ward. Goalie Jake Facey kept the Raiders at bay the rest of the period, amidst a Massena rush that outshot Canton 13-8 in the middle frame. The Bears regained the lead at 8:36 when Glasgow rifled a shot from just inside the blue line, assisted by Josh Huiatt and Andrew McCormick. In a repeat of Massena’s first score, Ward set up Miller who tied the game with his second goal at 9:17 of the third period. And when the game-winning goal came in the overtime, Massena had comeback to beat Canton for the title a second year in a row, by the same 3-2 score, and claim its fifth consecutive Section X Division I title. Massena now hits the road to face Section I’s Mamaroneck in the state quarterfinals on Saturday. Canton closed out its spectacular season 16-3-2 overall.

 

Section X & New York State Division II Playoffs

 NCSN Boys Hockey Scoreboard

SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2016

Division II Quarterfinal - Northtown Ctr. in Amherst
Kenmore East (VI) 6, St. Lawrence Central (X) 1

 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2016

Section X Division II Championship - at Clarkson
(#1) St. Lawrence Central 4, (#2) Salmon River 3

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2016

Division II Semifinals - Home of Higher seed
(#2) Salmon River 2, (#3) Thousand Islands 1
(#1) St. Lawrence Ctl. 7, (#5) Norwood-Norfolk 2

 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2016

Division II Quarterfinal - Home of Higher Seed
(#2) Salmon River 2, (#7) Malone 1
(#3) Thousand Islands 6, (#6) Tupper Lake 1
(#5) Norwood-Norfolk 3, (#4) Ogdensburg 2

Section X All Northerns & scorer Award presented


Division I All Northerns from St. Lawrence Central, Salmon River, Malone and Thousand Islands are honored at Cheel Arena. (Darius Rohleder photo) Award Gallery

The North Country SportsNet-Section X Division II  Top Scorer Award for 2015-'16 was presented to Ogdensburg's Jared Barr.  Presented by NCSN's Bob LaRue. 

SALMON RIVER SURVIVES ISLANDERS 2-1 IN SEMIFINALS


Shamrocks celebrate the tying goal, following a scrum in front of the Thousand Islands-Alexandria Bay net, late in the first period.  The Shamrocks would tally the go-ahead goal just 50 seconds later, then hold on to beat the Islanders 2-1 in the Section X Division II semifinal playoff game.  (Donnie King photo)  Game Gallery

Salmon River's Jay Chubb (88) checks TI-ABay's Gage Goerger (22) off the puck in a battle for possession along the boards.  Both players figured into the scoring in the game.

 

All three goals were scored in the first period. The Islanders jumped to a 1-0 lead just 1:37 into the contest when Kyle Gionet, assisted by Gage Goerger, tucked the puck past Salmon River keeper Jarrad Jackson. However, it turned out to be the only goal Jackson would surrender. The Shamrocks tied the game 1-1 at 10:53 of the period when Tyler Sisto swooped into the offensive zone and laid an initial shot on Islanders’ goalie Noah Crandall. In the ensuing scrum in front of the net, Jay Chubb poked the loose puck into the open mesh with the goalie still down. Just 50 seconds later, the Shamrocks struck the game-winning goal. Tanner Tarbell got an initial shot on net, then cycled the rebounded puck to the left point where Bryton Burns blasted what eventually proved to be the game winner. Both teams had ample opportunity to score in the remaining two periods, including a shot that ricocheted off the goalpost for the Islanders in the third period. Jackson posted 19 saves to help send Salmon River into the Division II title game on Monday at Clarkson’s Cheel Arena on Monday. The Islanders’ season closed at 14-7 overall.

SHAMROCKS, ISLANDERS, N-N ICEMEN SCORE OPENING WINS

NORWOOD-NORFOLK 3, OGDENSBURG 2
Shane Tiernan broke a 2-2 tie just 28 seconds into the third period, leading the #5-seeded Icemen to a 3-2 victory over home-seeded and #4 Ogdensburg Blue Devils in the Section X Division II quarterfinals. Easton Garvey scored both goals for OFA. Ty Cotter and Bryce Dillon countered for the Icemen, tying the contest at 1-1 through the first period and 2-2 through the middle frame. Norwood-Norfolk travels to face top-seeded St. Lawrence Central in the semifinal round. Ogdensburg iced its 2015-2016 season at 6-15 overall.

SALMON RIVER 2, MALONE 1
Colin Benedict scored Salmon River’s second goal, then the Shamrocks kept the Huskies at bay, in scoring a 2-1 victory in the Section X Division II quarterfinal at Tom Kavanagh Arena in Fort Covington. After a scoreless first period, the second-seeded Shamrocks received a second-period goal from Gage King-Gorman to open a 1-0 lead. After Benedict’s goal at 4:07 in the third frame, Nick Boyea tallied the lone marker for #7-seed Malone. The Shamrocks weathered several chances, but the Huskies were unable to score the equalizer. Salmon River advances to host the #3-seed Thousand Islands-Alexandria Bay Islanders in the semifinals on Thursday. Goalie Joey Brown kept the Huskies in the contest with 34 saves. Malone closed its season at 4-16-1 overall.

THOUSAND ISLANDS-ALEX BAY 6, TUPPER LAKE 1
With a barrage of 54 shots on the Tupper Lake net, Michael Wetterhahn and Kyle Gionet each scored two goals in leading #3-seeded TI-ABay to a 6-1 win over sixth-seeded Tupper Lake. The Islanders received single markers from Nate Thompson and Jeremy Johnston. Lumberjack keeper Tyler Nilsson turned away 48 shots in a strong performance for the Lumberjacks who finished their season at 3-18 overall.

kenmore capitalizes to beat st. lawrence in states

KENMORE EAST 6, ST. LAWRENCE CENTRAL 1
Section VI’s Kenmore East scored three times in the first period and twice on power plays in the second period, piling up an insurmountable 5-0 lead, en route to a 6-1 win over St. Lawrence Central in the New York State Division II quarterfinals. The Larries sustained an early penalty and Joey Spataro capitalized with a goal at 3:47 of the opening period by sinking a tape-to-tape, cross-ice pass from Trevor Pray. Kenmore outshot St. Lawrence 38-21 for the game. Goalie Brad Hermann turned aside 20 of 21 shots. St. Lawrence Central closed its season at 15-4-4.

larries stun shamrocks in 4-3 comeback win for title


 St. Lawrence Central's Mark Crump (18) fires a shot on goal breaking past Shamrock defender Tehakwirakarenrons McDonald (18). The shot was blocked by Salmon River goalie Jared Jackson (25) to protect a 2-0 late in the second period. The Larries stunned the Shamrocks scoring four unanswered goals in the third period to win 4-3 and capture the Division II Championship (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

Salmon River's Dylan Cook (11) attempts to chip a shot past St. Lawrence Central goalie Rico DiMatteo (1) who smothered the buck with a glove save.
 

In one of the most stunning comebacks in Section X hockey history, let alone in the post-season, St. Lawrence Central rallied from a 3-0, third-period hole to overtake Salmon River with four unanswered goals in the final 11 minutes of the section’s 2016 Division II championship. Within the first five minutes of the game, the Shamrocks took control of the game with two quick goals and a suffocating defense that kept the Larries in the perimeter, unable to find attack lanes and clear chances to the net. Salmon River’s Keenan Herne wristed the first goal just 28 seconds into the game, after Tanner Tarbell won a faceoff back to Herne who fired a low shot the rippled the back of the net. Salmon River stretched the lead to 2-0 at the 4:48 mark when Jay Chubb dashed in from the left win, swept across the slot between two Larries’ defenders and deposited the puck around St. Lawrence goalie Rico DiMatteo. After a scoreless middle period, Salmon River expanded its lead at 3:25 of the third frame on a two-on-one break a man down. Tehakwirakarenrons McDonald skates into the offensive zone and ripped a shot. On the rebound, Tanner Tarbell settled the rebound alone in front of the net and hit the mesh for a 3-0 lead. With just over 11½ minutes left to play and nothing to show for their initial 22 shots against a well-designed Shamrock defense, St. Lawrence Central was running out of time. But then just 29 seconds later still on the power play, Drew Rose fired a shot and Nick Kowalchuk tipped in the rebound, cutting the lead to 3-1. Just 37 seconds later, Will Arquiett gathered the weakside feed and blasted home the puck, trimming the lead to 3-2. With 7:36 to go, the Larries attacked again. Kowalchuk skated in from the left side and let go a laser that tied the game at 3-3, completing the comeback in a span of just over four minutes. The remarkable rally would be capped when Trent Dow set up Luke Collins for the game winner with 3:52 remaining. St. Lawrence Central now travels to Amherst on Saturday to face the Section VI champion in the state quarterfinal round. Salmon River closed out its season at 10-13 overall.

St. Lawrence Central wins 7-2 OVER ICEMEN IN SEMIFINAL


St. Lawrence Central’s Keith Felix (4) drives the puck past Norwood-Norfolk goalie Grant Van Buren (1) to earn the second goal for the Larries in the second period to claim the 2-1 lead. Norwood-Norfolk held St. Lawrence Central to a 1-1 tie at the end of the first period, but three quick goals in the second period assisted the Larries in capturing the 7-2 win in the Division II semifinal. (Cody Hartle photo) Game Gallery

Norwood-Norfolk’s Shane Tiernan (2) battles for possession of the puck with St. Lawrence Central’s Jeffery Guerard (10) on a faceoff near the Larries' goal.  After Norwood-Norfolk tied the game 1-1 early in the second period, St. Lawrence Central shook off the rust of a 12-day layoff and struck three times in the second period and three more times in the third frame, to post a 7-2 win in the Section X Division II semifinals. Ian Bressett led the Larries with two goals and two assists, while Luke Collins rang up three goals. Larries’ goalie Rico DiMatteo collected 36 saves in holding off the Icemen. Nick Kowalchuk and Andrew Lantry also scored, while Will Arquiett and Trent Dow produced a goal and an assist each for the top-seeded Larries, who return to the Division II title game on Monday against second-seeded Salmon River. Isaac Barkley and Brandon Palmer assisted each other on the Icemen’s goals. N-N closed out its season at 6-15-1.