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Beekmantown boys hockey team advances to sectional finals against Saranac Lake

Section VII Hockey

Quarterfinals

Top seeds (1) Beekmantown and (2) Saranac Lake

received byes.

(3) Lake Placid 4,

(6) Saranac 0

Dillon Savage scored the first two goals of the game for the third-seeded Blue Bombers in the second period as Lake Placid scored a shutout victory against sixth-seed Saranac in the quarterfinal round of the Section VII hockey playoffs Feb. 21.

Savage scored at the 4:27 mark in the first period, netting the goal on assists from Troy Jacques and RJ Reid. Savage's second goal, unassisted, came at the 9:46 mark in the period.

Haile Thompson scored just over three minutes into the third period and then assisted on the final goal of the game, scored by Reid, at the 6:09 mark.

Brady Hayes made 14 saves in earning the shutout for the Bombers, while Dustin Plumadore made 35 in the loss for the Chiefs.

(5) Northeastern Clinton 2,

(4) Plattsburgh 1

The scoring came early and often in the first six minutes of the third quarter between the fifth seed Cougars and the fourth seed Hornets Feb. 22, with three goals scored in a 1:15 span.

The edge went to the Cougars, who pulled the mild upset in advancing to the semifinal round.

Liam McDounough scored the opening goal of the third period on assists from Josh Rabideau and Bobby Marks to give the Cougars a 1-0 lead 34 seconds into the period. CJ Worley responded for the Hornets just 32 seconds later, scoring on an assist from Jake Richards to level the score, but Matt Letourneau scored at the 5:49 mark on assists from Kastle Birch and Alex Duffy to give the Cougars a lead they would not let go of.

Cody Gnass made 21 saves in earning the win, while Robbie Knowles made 15 saves for the Hornets.

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