Burnt Hills/Ballston Spa moved into a tie with Bethlehem for first place in the Capital District High School Hockey League with a 3-0 victory over Shenendehowa Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Schenectady County Recreational Facility in Glenville.
Goalie Kyle Grace made 25 saves to earn his second shutout of the season for Burnt Hills/Ballston Spa (6-2-0 league, 9-3-0 overall). Noah Sinclair tallied in the second period, while Grant Rice and Sean Speck added insurance goals in the third period.
Elsewhere in the CDHSHL, Joe Amodio and Michael Montague each scored a pair of goals to lead Saratoga Springs (6-2-0, 10-3-0) to a 5-2 victory over LaSalle (3-5-0, 4-7-1) at Hudson Valley Community College. Andrew Blanchard also tallied for the Blue Streaks, and goalie Brad Blake stopped 20 shots.
Burnt Hills/Ballston Spa scored three times in the first six minutes of the third period to pull away for a 6-0 victory over the Capital District Jets in a Capital District High School Hockey League game Friday, Jan. 4, at the Albany County Hockey Facility.
Noah Sinclair tallied 37 seconds into the final period, and Nicholas Nucci struck less than two minutes later to help Burnt Hills/Ballston Spa break the game open. Connor Cecala added a goal at the 5:35 mark to seal the six-goal victory.
Shenendehowa ended Bethlehem’s winning streak at six games with a 4-3 Capital District High School Hockey League victory over the Eagles Friday, Dec. 14, at Clifton Park Arena.
Cole Haldane and Zach Rupert each had a goal and two assists, and goaltender Kent Leighton stopped 35 shots to help the Plainsmen (2-0-0 league, 4-2-0 overall) knock off the state’s No. 2-ranked Division 1 team. Brennan Alheim and Ryan Saelens also tallied for Shen.
GLENS FALLS – The GMSVS Storm notched the game-winning goal in overtime to defeat the Adirondack Rivermen 3-2 Tuesday, Dec. 11, in a Capital District High School Hockey League game at the Glens Falls Recreational Center.
Collin Lagios notched a goal and an assist, and Evan Carey contributed a pair of assists for the Storm (2-2-0 league, 3-3-1 overall). Alex Bzdell and Maddie LeBel also tallied, and goalie Allie Kelley stopped 18 shots to pick up the win.
Dupree Harris and Nate Scarincio tallied for Adirondack, and goalie Ben DiFiore had 23 saves.
Bethlehem continues to lead the way in the Capital District High School Hockey League following a 6-3 victory over Niskayuna/Schenectady/Albany Saturday, Dec. 8, at Union College.
It was the third consecutive 6-3 victory by the Eagles (3-0-0 league, 6-0-0 overall) and the fifth time they have tallied at least six times in a game. The only team to hold Bethlehem under six goals was West Genesee (Section 3) in a game won by the Eagles 3-1.
After winning its first NYSPHSAA girls soccer title, Stillwater cleaned up when the New York State Sportswriters and Coaches Organization for Girls Sports (NYSSCOGS) announced its year-end All-State teams this week.
Brooke Pickett was named Class C Player of the Year, and Christina Ihnatolya was chosen as the Class C Coach of the Year by a panel of sportswriters and coaches from across New York. Pickett was instrumental in leading the Lady Warriors to an undefeated season, as she led all of Section 2 with 52 goals.