New York State Semifinals: Canton Leads Early, Falls To Suffern


Canton forward Sam Martin (8) drives the puck past the Suffern defense and goalie to score in the opening minutes of the second period lifting the Golden Bears to a 3-1 lead. However, Suffern followed with even unanswered goals the rest of the way in lifting them past Canton in an 8-3 victory to advance to the NYSPHSAA Division I Championship.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

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DIVISION I
x-Canton
Massena
Potsdam
W    L   T   Pts    vs. Div I   vs. Div II  Overall
  7    3    0   14        3-1-0        4-2-0      14-4-1
  6    4    0   12        2-2-0        4-2-0      12-7-0
  2    8    0     4        1-3-0        1-5-0      6-11-3
DIVISION II
x-Norwood-Norfolk
Salmon River
Ogdensburg
Th.Islands/Alex Bay
St. Lawrence Ctl.
Malone
W    L   T   Pts    vs. Div I   vs. Div II  Overall
10    3    0   20        3-0-0        7-3-0      13-6-1
  9    4    0   18        2-1-0        7-3-0      12-8-0
  8    5    0   16        2-1-0        6-4-0      11-8-1
  4    6    2   10        1-2-0        3-4-2      5-11-2
  2    8    3     7        1-2-0        1-6-3      3-11-5
  2    8    3     7        0-3-0        2-5-3      2-15-3


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Section X & New York State Division I Playoffs

 NCSN Boys Hockey Scoreboard

SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 2019

NYS Division I Final Four - at HarborCenter, Buffalo
Suffern (I) 8, Canton (X) 3

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 2019

NYS Division I Quarterfinal
Canton (X) 7, Monroe-Woodbury (IX) 2

 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2019

Section X Division I Championship at Cheel Arena
(#1) Canton 7, (#2) Massena 3

 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2019

Section X Division I Semifinal - at Higher Seed
(#2) Massena 4, (#3) Potsdam 1

CANTON BEATS MASSENA 7-3 FOR FIRST TITLE IN 12 YEARS

Canton’s Samuel Martin (8) nets the game's first goal against a sprawling attempted stop by Massena goalie Casey Hooper  With a 7-3 win, Canton ended Massena’s seven-year reign as Division I champions, while capturing the Golden Bears' first division title in 12 years.  (Josh Wangerin photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN BroadcastAfter Canton scored in the first period with a score of two, Massena’s Eddie Brown (17) put the Raiders on the board. Canton tallied two first-period goals, both scored by Sam Martin on setups from Jack Finnerty and Rhett Palmer within the first five minutes. Massena countered with a goal late in the first period when Brown connected on a pass from Chris Paige to light the lamp at 12:54. Palmer added to the Golden Bears’ lead on a power play from Martin and John Mahoney at 8:56 of the middle period. Brown scored his second goal at 10:55 of the second period, cutting the lead to 3-2. Then Martin intercepted a bad clearing pass to complete his hat trick unassisted to stretch the Bears’ lead to 4-2 at 16:29. Palmer’s second power-play goal, set up by Martin and Mahoney, opened the third period. Less than a minute later, Finnerty tucked home a rebound off a Mahoney shot. Martin closed out the Canton scoring, with Finnerty assisting with 1:29 remaining. Paige scored unassisted for the final tally for Massena with 53 seconds to go.

MASSENA BEATS POTSDAM 4-1 IN DIVISION i HOCKEY SEMIS


Massena's Chris Paige (10) nets hat trick vs. Potsdam.
 

The Sandstoners scored first, but Massena countered with two goals in the first period, then single scores in the second and third periods to beat Potsdam 4-1 in the Section X Division I semifinal at Massena Arena. Kole Wright scored Potsdam’s lone goal at 10:42 of the opening period. Chris Paige tied the game, the Nick Lindstaedt scored off a rebound to jump Massena into the lead late in the period. Page added a goal to the Red Raider lead in the second period on a setup from Aiden Rufa. Paige delivered an empty-net goal in the final seconds to seal the victory. Potsdam ended its season at 6-12-3 overall.

DESPITE EARLY LEAD, CANTON FALLS TO SUFFERN IN FINAL 4


Canton forward Sam Martin (8) drives the puck past the Suffern defense and goalie to score in the opening minutes of the second period lifting the Golden Bears to a 3-1 lead. However, Suffern followed with even unanswered goals the rest of the way in lifting them past Canton in an 8-3 victory to advance to the NYSPHSAA Division I Championship.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery 

Canton forward Rhett Palmer (9) breaks away from the Suffern defense storming his way toward the goal midway through the first period.  The first line of Palmer, Martin and Jack Finnerty combined in pumping the Bears out to a 3-1 lead, but Suffern countered immediately with six back-breaking goals in the second period to open a 7-3 lead that proved pivotal in ending the Bears' quest for a state title.

CANTON advances to NYS final four in 7-2 victory


Canton forward Jack Finnerty (44) drives the puck past the Monroe-Woodbury goalie to score the second goal of the game late in the first period to take a 2-0 lead over the Crusaders. The Golden Bears were led by Sam Martin who netted four goals and an assist en route to Canton's 7-2 victory.  The Bears now advance to face Suffern (I) in the NYSPHSAA Final Four in Buffalo on March 9th. (Cody  Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

A Monroe-Woodbury center dashes down the ice after stealing the puck from Canton forward Gerald Bessette (7) making his way toward the Golden Bears goal in the first period.  Canton scored three times in the final six minutes of the opening period, then tacked on three more goals in the middle frame, with an insurance goal in the final period.  FInnerty contributed a goal and two assists.  Rhett Palmer netted a goal and offered up four assists.  Antonio Vecchio also scored a Canton goal.

CANTON BEATS MASSENA 7-3 FOR FIRST TITLE IN 12 YEARS

Canton’s Samuel Martin (8) nets the game's first goal against a sprawling attempted stop by Massena goalie Casey Hooper  With a 7-3 win, Canton ended Massena’s seven-year reign as Division I champions, while capturing the Golden Bears' first division title in 12 years.  (Josh Wangerin photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN BroadcastAfter Canton scored in the first period with a score of two, Massena’s Eddie Brown (17) put the Raiders on the board. Canton tallied two first-period goals, both scored by Sam Martin on setups from Jack Finnerty and Rhett Palmer within the first five minutes. Massena countered with a goal late in the first period when Brown connected on a pass from Chris Paige to light the lamp at 12:54. Palmer added to the Golden Bears’ lead on a power play from Martin and John Mahoney at 8:56 of the middle period. Brown scored his second goal at 10:55 of the second period, cutting the lead to 3-2. Then Martin intercepted a bad clearing pass to complete his hat trick unassisted to stretch the Bears’ lead to 4-2 at 16:29. Palmer’s second power-play goal, set up by Martin and Mahoney, opened the third period. Less than a minute later, Finnerty tucked home a rebound off a Mahoney shot. Martin closed out the Canton scoring, with Finnerty assisting with 1:29 remaining. Paige scored unassisted for the final tally for Massena with 53 seconds to go.

 

Section X & New York State Division II Playoffs

 NCSN Boys Hockey Scoreboard

SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 2019

NYS Division II Quarterfinal
Webster Thomas (V) 4, Norwood-Norfolk (X) 1

 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2019

Section X Division II Championship at Cheel Arena
(#1) Norwood-Norfolk 6, (#2) Salmon River 1

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2019

Section X Division II Semifinals - at Higher Seed
(#1) Norwood-Norfolk 2, (#4) Islanders 1 (OT)
(#2) Salmon River 3, (#3) Ogdensburg 2 (OT)

 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2019

Section X Division II Quarterfinals - at Higher Seed
(#4) Thousand Islands 6, (#5) Malone 2
(#3) Ogdensburg 4, (#6) St. Lawrence Ctl. 3 (OT)

 MORLEY O.T. GOAL LIFTS BLUE DEVILS PAST ST. LAWRENCE


Ogdensburg’s Jordan Fennessy (12) rips a shot on net, but the puck ricochets off the goal post.  Broc Morley converted a rebound for the game-winning goal at 3:11 of overtime, to give the Blue Devils a 4-3 overtime win over St. Lawrence Central  in the Section X Division II quarterfinals.  (Sam Wangerin photo)  Game Gallery

St. Lawrence Central's Mason Frary slips in the shot to tie the game at 2-2 in the second period.  In each of the three periods, O.F.A. broke out on top. Jackson Troiano (one goal, two assists) lit the lamp in the first period, only to have Jarrett St. Hilaire tie the contest late in the period. Jake VanHouse drilled a low laser from atop the left circle in a partial breakaway to give the Blue Devils back the lead at 2-1. But Frary’s goal tied the contest with 13.7 seconds left in the middle period. Stephen Morley lifted O.F.A. back into the lead early in the third, only to have Matt Smith pounce on a loose puck in a scramble to tie the game again at 3-3., before Broc Morley’s overtime winner. O.F.A. advances to face Salmon River in the semifinals. St. Lawrence Central closed out its season at 3-12-5.

SALMON RIVER RALLIES TO GRAB 3-2 O.T. WIN IN SEMIFINAL

SALMON RIVER 3, OGDENSBURG 2 (OT)
Ogdensburg opened the game with two goals in the first period to gain the upper hand, including a goal and an assist from Stephen Morley. But the Salmon River Shamrocks battled back to tie early in the second period on goals by Carter Benedict from Jalen Cook and Cobie Cree at 2:31, then Tim Cook tied the game with assists to Dillon St. Ann-Spinner and Connor Lewis less than two minutes alter. Near the very end of the sudden-victory overtime, St. Ann-Spinner redirected a centering pass into the net with 1.6 seconds left to lift Salmon River back to the Division II title game on Monday. John Jacobs backstopped the Shamrock win with 17 saves, while Kelson Hooper kept the Blue Devils in the game with 42 saves. The Blue Devils, the defending D-II champions, finished their season at 12-9-1.

MOULTON'S OVERTIME GOAL LIFTS N-N ICEMEN INTO FINAL


Norwood-Norfolk's Bobby Voss (15) circles with the puck in the offensive zone against the Islanders' Jakob Lynch (19).  THe Icemen rallied from a 1-0 deficit late in the third period to force overtime, then netted the game winner in producing a 2-1 win in the Section X Division II semifinal at Norfolk's Zappia Arena.  (Howard King photo)  Game Gallery

The Islanders closed rank around the goal to protect a 1-0 lead against the Icemen in the third period.  After a scoreless first period, the Islanders gained a 1-0 lead on a Matt Barton goal, set up by Mason Aubertine with just 38 ticks left in the middle period. The Islanders maintained the lead down to 4:06 left in regulation, Bobby Voss delivered the tying goal on a centering pass from Bodie Molnar. In the extra period, Cody Fobare wristed a shot on net and Nate Moulton tucked home the rebound with, concidentally, 4:06 remaining in overtime to earn the Icemen their second championship berth in the past four years. N-N goalie Thomas Caferella registered 28 saves on 29 shots, while the Islanders keeper Trey Thomson stopped 38 of 40 pucks. The Islanders closed out their season at 6-13-2 overall.

n-n ICEMEN fall to webster thomas in N.Y. QUARTERFINAL


Norwood-Norfolk’s Bobby Voss (15) backhands a shot onto the Webster Thomas goal midway through the first period. However, the shot was blocked by Connelly Springer (30) to keep the game 1-0 at for the Icemen. The Titans scored three unanswered goals in the second period, lifting them to the 4-1 victory to advance into the NYSPHSAA Division II Final Four. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

Norwood-Norfolk’s Nathan Moulton (8) and Webster Thomas defender Cade Spencer (25) dive for the loose puck that is deflected away, off the stick of Titans' goalie Connelly Springer (30) keeping the game tied 1-1 in the closing minute of the first period.  Bodie Molnar wristed a shot from just off the top of the right circle to score the Icemen's lone goal in the first period.

ICEMEN SHARP-SHOOT PAST SALMON RIVER FOR D-2 TITLE/h3>


The Norwood-Norfolk claimed the Section X Division II boys ice hockey championship for the first time five years with a 6-1 victory over Salmon River.  Salmon River seriously outshot Norwood-Norfolk 30-13 through the first two periods, but the Icemen scored the game’s first four goals.  (Sam Wangerin photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

SSalmon River's Cameron Cartier (3) rips a shot on net to score the Shamrocks' lone goal in the Section X Division II title game at Cheel Arena.  Despite being heavily outshot 19-4 in the first period, the Icemen got a goal from Bobby Voss at 5:03 for a 1-0 lead. Norwood-Norfolk erupted for three straight goals to start the second period with Cody Fobare scoring from the point on a power play, Voss scoring from Fobare, then John McCall on an unassisted marker for a 4-0 lead.  Salmon River kept its fading hopes alive when Cameron Cartier lit the lamp just eight seconds into a power play, assisted by Tim Cook and Alex Oakes, ending teh second period at 4-1. While N-N goalie Tom Caferella (35 saves) kept the Shamrocks at bay with several key saves, Reed Gravlin blasted a one-timer just off the crease, while Voss closed the scoring – both with assists from Bodie Molnar. The Division II championship was the first for the Icemen since 2014. Salmon River closed out its season at 13-9 overall.

4 UNANSWERED GOALS PROPEL ISLANDERS PAST MALONE 6-2

ISLANDERS 6, MALONE 3
The Thousand Islands-Alexandria Islanders pulled out to a 2-0, first-period lead on the strength of goals by Jacob Lynch and Keegan Shaffer, before Malone tied the game at 2-2 early in the third period on goals by Trent King. However, the Islanders logged four unanswered goals – another from Lynch, two from Mason Aubertine (two goals, two assists) and a final score from Trent Barton – in powering a 6-2 win over the Huskies in the Section X Division II quarterfinal at Clayton. The Islanders will face top seeded Norwood-Norfolk in the semifinals. The Huskies finished their season at 2-16-3 overall.