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Blue Bombers advance, fall to Red Storm

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.

Semifinals

(2) Saranac Lake 3,

(3) Lake Placid 1

The second-seeded Red Storm scored a goal in every period, using goals in the second and third to break a 1-1 tie and advance to the Section VII/Division II championship game with a 3-1 win against third seed Lake Placid.

Devin Darrah opened the scoring for the Red Storm less than two minutes into the game, scoring on an unassisted goal. Keegan Barney scored the tying goal with less that a minute remaining in the period, scoring on the power play off assists from Dustin Jacques and Johnny Williams.

Dalton DeMarco scored the go-ahead and what proved to be game-winning goal in the second period, on an assist from Pat McHugh. McHugh scored an empty net goal to seal the game in the third period.

Tyler O'Neill made 31 saves in the win for the Red Storm, while Brady Hayes made 21 saves.

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