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Massena, Potsdam boys hockey team skate to shutout victories

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The Massena Central boys hockey team opened the NAC season with an overwhelming 14-0 interdivisonal win over Tupper Lake while Potsdam skated to a 5-0 non-league decision over Bethlehem in its debut in the first round of the annual Bill Corbett Tournament on Friday.

Massena 14, Tupper Lake 0: At the Massena Arena, 12 players scored at least one goal as the Raiders surged their way to a 6-0 lead by the first intermission.

Patrick Manning got the only goal Massena would need just 1:34 into the game assisted by Cameron Marsh. Manning finished with two goal and an assist while Marsh went on to score a goal and set up another.

Potsdam 5, Bethlehem 0: After a scoreless first period at Pine Street Arena, the Sandstoners took control with a three-goal outburst in the middle frame. Logan Ford netted the eventual game-winner at the 1:00 mark assisted by Josh Locey. Zach McDonald made it 2-0 at 10:33 off an assist from Cody Compeau before Trevor Keleher tallied the third Sandstoner goal with 1:47 left assisted by Robbie Scott.

Scott pushed the Potsdam lead to 4-0 at 7:48 of the third assisted by Ford.

who closed out the scoring with an unassisted goal at the 13:40 mark.

Devin Crary made 20 saves working the Potsdam crease for the shutout while Kevin Cooley handled 21 shots for the Eagles.

The other first round game saw Canton down Guilderland 4-1.

The second round of the tournament is slated for today with Canton facing Bethlehem at 1 p.m. and Potsdam taking on Guilderland at 3 p.m.

Salmon River 5, St. Francis 4: The Salmon River boys varsity hockey team opened up its two-day hockey tournament in Rochester on a winning note on Friday, dropping the St. Francis of Buffalo contingent 5-4.

The Shamrocks erased a two-goal first period deficit and wound up with a 5-4 victory.

St. Francis scored the game’s first two goals with SRC’s TJ Roundpoint cutting the deficit in half before the end of the period. Roundpoint’s goal came on the power play and was unassisted.

Neither team solved the other’s goalie during the second period, with the Shamrocks rallying past the St. Francis squad with two goals in the first two and a half minutes of the final stanza.

Ty Terrance took a pass from Roundpoint on the opening faceoff of the period and beat St. Francis goalie Pat Kinderman just 11 seconds after the puck was dropped, tying the game at 2-all.

Sean David netted a power play goal two minutes later to give the Shamrocks their first lead of the game, 3-2, on assists from Terrance and Ryan Thomas.

St. Francis tied the game and took a one-goal lead before the five-minute mark.

Thomas scored the game’s final power play goal to tie the game for the final time on an assist from Sean David.

David and Tyren Boots set up the game-winning goal as Terrance capped day one of the road trip with the final tally.

Picking up the win between the pipes for the Shamrocks was Cory Garrow, who made 22 saves to earn the win. Kinderman had 19 saves for St. Francis.

SRC is back on the ice at the McQuaid Jesuit Tournament at 1 p.m. today.

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