Quality beats quantity as Albany Academy defeats Saratoga Springs in CDHSHL action

It was a case of quality over quantity as Albany Academy defeated Saratoga Springs 5-2 Friday, Dec. 21, in a Capital District High School Hockey League game.

The Blue Streaks out-shot the Cadets 31-17, but the Cadets (5-0-0 league, 5-1-0 overall) made those shots count as they remained undefeated in league play.

Anthony Sericolo led a balanced Albany Academy attack with a goal and two assists, while goalie Dan Guy had 29 saves. Dan Moshier, Jameson McDonald and Jack Ripley also scored goals for the Cadets.

Joe Amodio and Will Detora tallied in the third period for Saratoga Springs (2-2-0, 5-3-0).

Elsewhere in the CDHSHL, Bethlehem got back on the winning track by pulling out a 4-3 victory over Christian Brothers Academy (3-1-0, 4-2-0) at the Albany County Hockey Facility. The Eagles (4-1-0, 7-1-0) rallied from a 2-0 deficit by scoring three times in the second period.

Connor Carroll and Justin Chenaille each tallied twice for Bethlehem, and goalie Michael Kurdziolek stopped 25 shots. Jack Murphy, Hunter Pemrick and Dylan Van Epps scored CBA’s goals, and goalie Josh Coburn made 37 saves.

Niskayuna/Schenectady/Albany (3-1-0, 4-2-0) shut out Adirondack 3-0 at Union College. Yoni Eligberg struck for two goals for the Mohawks, and goalie Tony Cotugno had 36 saves. Ben DiFiore stopped 27 shots between the posts for Adirondack (0-4-0, 0-6-1).

Brendan Murphy’s two-goal, two-assist evening helped Queensbury defeat LaSalle 5-1 at Hudson Valley Community College. Tyler Vogel also scored a pair of goals for the Spartans (2-2-0, 5-2-0). LaSalle’s record fell to 1-3-0 in the league, 2-3-1 overall.

A three-goal second period helped Burnt Hills/Ballston Spa (2-2-0, 4-2-0) pull away for a 5-1 victory over the GMSVS Storm at the Schenectady County Recreational Facility. Alex Bzdell had the lone goal for the Storm (2-4-0, 3-5-1).

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