Category: Ice hockey

Capital District High School Hockey League: Queensbury shuts out Niskayuna/Schenectady/Albany

Queensbury dominated at both ends of the ice to defeat Niskayuna/Schenectady/Albany 3-0 Saturday, Jan. 19, in a Capital District High School Hockey League game at Union College.

Brayden Ordway, Jack Randall and Mason Wildermuth all tallied for the Spartans, who out-shot the Mohawks 42-13. Goalie Tony Cotugno kept the Mohawks in the game by stopping 39 shots.

Brendan Murphy added a pair of assists for Queensbury, which bounced back after suffering a 5-2 loss to Shenendehowa Friday. Continue reading “Capital District High School Hockey League: Queensbury shuts out Niskayuna/Schenectady/Albany”

Capital District High School Hockey League: Shenendehowa strikes three times in third period to top Queensbury

Shenendehowa scored three goals in the third period to defeat Queensbury 5-2 Friday, Jan. 18, in a Capital District High School Hockey League game at the Clifton Park Arena.

Brennan Alheim and Cole Haldane each had a pair of goals and an assist for the Plainsmen (5-2-0 league, 9-4-1 overall). Goalie Kent Leighton stopped 25 of the 27 shots he faced.

Brayden Ordway and Jack Randall tallied for Queensbury (5-3-0, 9-5-0), and goalie Owen Smith made 28 saves. Continue reading “Capital District High School Hockey League: Shenendehowa strikes three times in third period to top Queensbury”

Capital District High School Hockey League: Burnt Hills/Ballston Spa shuts out Shenendehowa

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.

Sebastian Geiger and Nic Pauley notched LaSalle’s goals, and goalie Leo Paul made 19 saves. Continue reading “Capital District High School Hockey League: Burnt Hills/Ballston Spa shuts out Shenendehowa”

Hockey: Shenendehowa hangs on to hand Albany Academy its first CDHSHL loss

By ROB JONAS

ALBANY – A three-goal flurry at the end of the first period and some late-game heroics from goalie Kent Leighton helped Shenendehowa defeat Albany Academy 4-3 Thursday, Jan. 10, in a Capital District High School Hockey League game at the Albany Academy Fieldhouse.

Leighton made several key saves in the third period as Albany Academy (6-1-0 league, 8-2-0 overall) attempted to pull even with the Plainsmen (3-1-0, 7-3-1).

“Great individual effort,” said Shen coach Juan de la Rocha. “He was playing solid all the way through. I love the way he was challenging the puck tonight. There was one play tonight … it was a centering pass that was really labeled for the goal, and somehow he got a blocker on it. It was about midway through the third period. It was tremendous.”

It was the first league loss for Albany Academy, which placed a team in the CDHSHL for the first time since the early 1990s when the school left Section 2 to play in the New England Prep League. The private school still operates a prep league team, with its CDHSHL entry serving as both a development program for younger players and an opportunity for older players to see more ice time.

“I thought we did an outstanding job,” said Albany Academy head coach Dave Rider. “They have an established program, they are very deep in talent [and] they’ve got experience playing in big games. For our kids, this is all brand new, and I thought they showed very well tonight.” Continue reading “Hockey: Shenendehowa hangs on to hand Albany Academy its first CDHSHL loss”

Capital District High School Hockey League: Burnt Hills/Ballston Spa strikes quickly in third period to pull away from Capital District

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.

Sinclair and Cecala each had a pair of goals, and goalie Kyle Grace made 19 saves to pick up his second shutout of the season for Burnt Hills/Ballston Spa. Patrick Turnbull had 47 saves for the Capital District Jets. Continue reading “Capital District High School Hockey League: Burnt Hills/Ballston Spa strikes quickly in third period to pull away from Capital District”

Scenes from the CDHSHL: Burnt Hills/Ballston Spa skates past CBA

GLENVILLE – Jake Koszelak’s goal less than five minutes into the third period proved to be the game winner for Burnt Hills/Ballston Spa in a 3-1 victory over Christian Brothers Academy Saturday, Dec. 22, in a Capital District High School Hockey League game at the Schenectady County Recreational Facility.

Noah Sinclair tallied 2:47 into the first period to give BH/BS (3-2-0 league, 5-2-0 overall) a 1-0 lead, but Ryan Dollar netted the equalizer for CBA (3-2-0, 4-3-0) 40 seconds later. Both teams had several quality scoring chances to take the lead until Koszelak struck at the 4:33 mark of the third period.

Evan Loveland added an insurance goal at the 13:47 mark of the third period, and goalie Kyle Grace stopped 26 shots for BH/BS. Continue reading “Scenes from the CDHSHL: Burnt Hills/Ballston Spa skates past CBA”

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). Continue reading “Quality beats quantity as Albany Academy defeats Saratoga Springs in CDHSHL action”

Saratoga Springs hockey team upends Shenendehowa; Albany Academy shuts out Capital District

Mack Ogden scored a pair of goals to lead Saratoga Springs to a 5-3 victory over Shenendehowa Wednesday, Dec. 19, in a Capital District High School Hockey League game at Clifton Park Arena.

Joe Amodio, Anthony LaMonda and Devon Wormley also tallied for the Blue Streaks (2-1-0 league, 5-2-0 overall), and goalie Brad Blake made 21 saves. Continue reading “Saratoga Springs hockey team upends Shenendehowa; Albany Academy shuts out Capital District”

Capital District High School Hockey League: Shenendehowa upends Bethlehem; CBA skates past Capital District

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.

Justin Chenaille struck for two goals, and goalie Michael Kurdziolek made 26 saves for Bethlehem (3-1-0, 6-1-0). Continue reading “Capital District High School Hockey League: Shenendehowa upends Bethlehem; CBA skates past Capital District”

Capital District High School Hockey League: Storm edges Adirondack

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.