State Playoff Openers: Salmon River Falls in OT; Canton Beaten


A goal in the final minute of regulation tied the game, then a goal in the final minute of overtime, powered the Canton Golden Bears to a stunning 3-2 comeback win in the Section X Division I Championship at Cheel Arena.  Rhett Palmer captured a lead pass behind the Massena defense and made no mistake, delivering the game- and championship-winning goal for the Golden Bears.  (Bob LaRue photo)
 

O.F.A.'s Tegan Fredrick drills a shot past Malone goalie Jeremiah Scharf for the game's first goal, giving the Blue Devils a 1-0 lead. Ogdensburg beat Malone 3-0 advance to the Section X Division II Championship game against Salmon River, Monday at 5:00 at Clarkson's Cheel Arena.  (Cody Jenne photo)

Final 2021-2022 Section X Boys Hockey Standings>

DIVISION I
x-Massena
Canton

Potsdam
W    L   T   Pts    vs. Div I   vs. Div II  Overall
  8    2    1   17        3-1-0        5-1-1      11-6-1
  6    5    0   12        3-1-0        3-4-0    10-10-0

  1  10    0     2        0-4-0        1-6-0      1-17-0
DIVISION II
X-Salmon River
Ogdensburg
Malone

St. Lawrence Central
Norwood-Norfolk

Th.Islands/Alex Bay
Tupper Lake
W    L   T   Pts    vs. Div I   vs. Div II  Overall
13    2    0   26        2-1-0      11-1-0     17-2-1
11    3    1   23        2-0-1        9-3-0     13-5-1
11    4    0   22        2-1-0        9-3-0     12-4-1

  8    7    0   16        3-0-0        5-7-0     9-10-0
  4  10    1     9        1-2-0        3-8-1     8-11-1

  3  10    2     8        1-2-0        3-7-2     6-11-2
  1  13    1     3        0-3-0       1-10-1    2-17-1


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Section X & New York State Division I Playoffs

 NCSN Boys Hockey Scoreboard

SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2022

New York State Division I Quarterfinal
Suffern (I) 10, Canton (X) 2

 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2022

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

 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2022

Section X Division I Semifinals - at Higher Seed
(#2) Canton 7, (#3) Potsdam 3

CANTON THWARTS POTSDAM'S UPSET BID IN SEMIFINAL 7-3


Potsdam goalkeeper Chase Rozler gets a stick on the shot from Canton's Josh Aldous (10), deflecting the puck off the right goalpost.  Aldous later scored one of Canton's seven goals in a 7-3 victory over the Sandstoners in the Section X Division II semifinal at the Canton Pavilion.  (Cody Jenne photo)
 

CANTON 7, POTSDAM 3
Canton’s Tanner Hazelton delivered two goals and Rhett Palmer chipped in a goal and four assists in leading #2-seeded Golden Bears past the third-seeded Potsdam Sandstoners 7-3 in the Section X Division I semifinal. But the game had plenty of scoring drama, as upset-minded Potsdam tied the game 1-1 in the first period, and closed within 3-2 in the middle period, before Canton erupted with a deciding goal in the second period and three goals to seal the win in the third. Josh Aldous, Brandon O’Shea, Garrit Palmer and Jacob Rosales tallied for Canton. Tyler Berkman, Cooper Grant and Brodie Hughes netted the goals for Potsdam. Sandstoner Chase Rozler collected 44 saves, including 20 in the middle period. Canton keeper Hayden Todd snagged 33 shots, including 18 fired by Potsdam in the first period.  The Bears now advance to face top-seeded Massena in the D1 championship on February 28th at Cheel Arena in Potsdam.

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SECTION X DIVISION I CHAMPIONSHIP
CANTON 3, MASSENA 2 (OT)

A goal in the final minute of regulation tied the game, then a goal in the final minute of overtime, powered the Canton Golden Bears to a stunning 3-2 comeback win in the Section X Division I Championship at Cheel Arena. In the first period, Massena's Owen Converse circled the net for a wrap-around shot that just snuck through. 1-0 Red Raiders through the first period. Early second period, Canton’s Kaden Baxter fed a pass to Rhett Palmer for the one-timer from the point, tying the game 1-1. Massena’s Connor Terry was sent sprawling as he backhanded the puck off the goalpost and into the net. The Raiders led 2-1 through two periods. With 56.8 seconds left in regulation, Canton pressing, the Bears’ Brad Frank tucked home on the rebound, tying the game at 2-2 and forcing overtime. With just seconds to go in the first OT, Palmer captured a lead pass behind the Massena defense and made no mistake, delivering the game- and championship winning goal for the Golden Bears. For Canton, it marked their first title since 2019, after Massena had won eight of the previous nine titles.

CANTON'S RALLY OVERTAKES MASSENA 3-2 IN O.T. TITLE


A goal in the final minute of regulation tied the game, then a goal in the final minute of overtime, powered the Canton Golden Bears to a stunning 3-2 comeback win in the Section X Division I Championship at Cheel Arena.  Rhett Palmer captured a lead pass behind the Massena defense and made no mistake, delivering the game- and championship-winning goal for the Golden Bears.  (Bob LaRue photo)

Massena’s Connor Terry was sent sprawling as he back-handed the puck off the goalpost and into the net.

. With 56.8 seconds left in regulation, the Bears’ Brad Frank tucked home on the rebound, tying the game at 2-2.

 With seconds to go in the first OT, Rhett Palmer captured a lead pass and deliveerd the game- and championship-winning goal.

 

Section X & New York State Division II Playoffs

 NCSN Boys Hockey Scoreboard

SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2022

New York State Division II Quarterfinal
Starpoint (VI) 5, Salmon River 4 (2OT)

 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2022

Section X Division II Championship - at Cheel
(#1) Salmon River 5, (#2) Ogdensburg
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2022

Section X Division II Quarterfinals - at Higher Seed
(#2) Ogdensburg 3, (#3) Malone 0
(#1) Salmon River 4, (#4) St. Lawrence Central 0

 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2022

Section X Division II Quarterfinals - at Higher Seed
(#3) Malone 6, (#6) Thousand Islands 2

 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2022

Section X Division II Quarterfinals - at Higher Seed
(#2) Ogdensburg 6, (#7) Tupper Lake 1
(#4) S
t. Lawrence Central 3, (#5) Norwood-Norfolk 2
(#6) Thousand Islands at (#3) Malone, ppd. to 2/23

blue devils, larries, huskies win quarterfinals

MALONE 6, ISLANDERS 2
Malone’s Seth Lockwood netted a hat trick and assisted on another goal to lead the #3-seeded Huskies  to a 6-2 decision at home against the #6-positioned Thousand Islands-Alexandria Islanders in the Section X Division II quarterfinals. Malone led 2-1 after the first period, then took command with three unanswered goals in the second period. Cameron Perras figured into five scores, with two goals with three assists, while Edmund Collins added a goal and two assists for the Huskies, who improved to 13-4-1 overall this season. The Islanders’ goals were scored by Collin Hynes and Jakob Lynch.  Malone advances to face the #2 Blue Devils at Ogdensburg in the semifinals.

OGDENSBURG 6, TUPPER LAKE 1

The #2-seeded Blue Devils jumped out to a 4-0 first-period start, en route to a 6-1 win over #7 seed Tupper Lake in the Section X Division II quarterfinals. Landin McDonald and Drew Costello both scored a goal and provided two assists. Holden Woods scored the first goal, while Jack Mills knocked in the second tally and Nate Woods nailed down the third score. Dylan Irvine also scored a goal. Caleb Spears dished out two assists. Tupper Lake’s lone goal was scored by Beckett Savage from Griffin Shaheen in the middle period. OFA keepers Drew Piercey had 14 saves, then Ty Jacobs turned aside all eight shots he faced. Jamin Whitmore stopped 50 shots for Tupper Lake.

ST. LAWRENCE CENTRAL 3, NORWOOD-NORFOLK 2
Connor Provost netted a second-period goal that proved to be the difference in the Larries’ win over the Norwood-Norfolk Icemen in the Section X Division II quarterfinal. The #4-seeded Larries led 2-1 after the first period on goals by Ashton Adams and Parker Horning, countering a goal by N-N’s Jayden Grant. Provost’s goal upped the lead to 3-1, before Chase Sessions drew the #5-seeded Icemen back to within a goal. Both goalies had critical saves for their respective teams. SLC’s Avery Zenger stopped 34 shots, while Graham Hill racked up 25 saves for the Icemen.

SALMON RIVER STRIKES EARLY, BEATS O.F.A. 5-1 FOR D2 TITLE


Salmon River jumped off to a fast start with three first-period goals, then held off the Ogdensburg Blue Devils to secure a 5-1 win for the Shamrocks -- their first Section X Division II Championship since 2012.  Ethan Moulton and Evan Collette figured into two goals each.   After a shot at the point, Dylan Irvine tipped home the rebound. for Ogdensburg's lone goal(Cody Jenne photo)

Even Collette (5) taps home the puck at the corner of the net.  Salmon River jumped off to a fast start with three first-period goals. A Blue Devil turnover in their own zone was pounced on by Salmon River's Ethan Moulton for a 1-0 Shamrocks’ lead. Fast up the ice, Luke Seymour picked the lower corner of the net to increase the lead to 2-0. Moulton then set up in the middle-high slot and lit the lamp. Evan Collette alone at the side of the net, tipped in the puck for a 4-0 advantage. But Blue Devils still had a pulse. After a shot at the point, Dylan Irvine tipped home the rebound for the lone goal for O.F.A.. But seconds later, Carter Johnson swooped in, Evan Collette knocks in the rebound, securing a 5-1 win for the Shamrocks -- their first Section X Division II Championship since 2012.


O.F.A. SHUTS OUT MALONE TO ADVANCE TO DIVISION II FINAL


O.F.A.'s Tegan Fredrick drills a shot past Malone goalie Jeremiah Scharf for the game's first goal, giving the Blue Devils a 1-0 lead. Ogdensburg beat Malone 3-0 advance to the Section X Division II Championship game against Salmon River, Monday at 5:00 at Clarkson's Cheel Arena.  (Cody Jenne photo)
 

After Ogdensburg appeared to score early, but was ruled a “no goal,” the #2-seeded Blue Devils wasted no time in securing the game’s first goal, en route to a 3-0 win over the #3-seed Malone Huskies in the Section X Division II semifinals. O.F.A.’s Dylan Irvine wristed a rising shot that appeared to hit just behind the crossbar and ripple the mesh, but then back into play. After a play-on ruling from the back official, the Blue Devils’ Tegan Frederick took matters onto his own stick, absorbing a pass from Caleb Spears. The forward swirled around two defensemen, squared up and wristed his shot just inside the opposite goalpost at 7:22 of the opening period. The 1-0 lead remained into the third period. Irvine assisted on the Devils’ second goal on a 2-on-1 break with Jack Mills, who tucked the puck past Malone keeper Jeremiah Scharf (29 saves) for a 2-0 lead. Mills also scored an empty-netter in the final 39 seconds. O.F.A. goalie stopped 23 shots in securing the shutout. The Blue Devils face top-seeded Salmon River in the Class B championship on Monday at 5:00 at Clarkson’s Cheel Arena.

SALMON RIVER 4, ST. LAWRENCE CENTRAL 0
Top-seeded Salmon River earned a championship berth vs. Ogdensburg, by blanking #4-seeded St. Lawrence Central 4-0 in the Section X Division II semifinals. Carsten Mitchell, Carter Johnson and Chase Lewis each scored first-period goals, in setting the stage for the Shamrocks’ home-ice victory. Dylan Johnson netted an insurance goal in the second period. Goalie Rick Chatland needed four saves to secure the shutout, as the Shamrocks improved to 18-2-1 overall. The Larries closed the season at 10-11 overall.