Capital District High School Hockey League regular season champion Bethlehem swept the top three awards when Section 2 announced its postseason all-stars Sunday, Feb. 16.
Forward Michael Bievenue won the scoring title and was named Section 2’s Player of the Year, while Michael Kurdziolek was chosen by Section 2 coaches as the Leading Goaltender. Bievenue scored 46 goals and finished with 68 points, while Kurdziolek posted a 12-2-1 record with a 2.20 goals against average and a league-leading .919 save percentage.
Kurdziolek, forward Justin Chenaille and defenseman John Thibodeau from Bethlehem were named to the All-Section 2 team, along with Albany Academy forward Anthony Sericolo, Christian Brothers Academy forward Hunter Pemrick and Queensbury defenseman Brayden Ordway.
Chenaille led the league in assists with 31 and was second to Bievenue in goals (24) and points (55), while Thibodeau topped the league in assists by a defenseman with 16. Sericolo tied Shenendehowa’s Brennan Alheim for fourth place in points with 36, while Pemrick posted 24 points for the Brothers. Ordway had the second-highest goal total for a defenseman this season with seven. Continue reading “Bethlehem sweeps Section 2 hockey postseason awards”
The Section 2 Division 1 hockey playoffs are set to begin Saturday, Feb. 16, with two opening-round games.
No. 11 Capital District (0-20-0) faces off with No. 6 Burnt Hills/Ballston Spa (10-7-3) at 5:30 p.m. at the Schenectady County Recreational Facility in Glenville, while No. 10 Adirondack (4-14-2) visits No. 7 LaSalle (7-12-1) at 7:15 p.m. at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy. The final opening round game is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 18, at the Schenectady County Recreational Facility between No. 8 GMSVS Storm (6-11-3) and No. 9 Niskayuna/Schenectady Albany (5-14-1).
Capital District High School Hockey League regular season champion Bethlehem (17-2-1) has the No. 1 seed and a bye into the quarterfinals, where it will meet the winner of GMSVS and Niskayuna/Schenectady/Albany Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the Bethlehem Area YMCA. No. 2 Shenendehowa (14-5-1) and No. 3 Saratoga Springs (15-5-0) also have a bye and await the results from the opening round. No. 4 Christian Brothers Academy (12-8-0) and No. 5 Albany Academy (12-7-0) face off in the quarterfinals Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Albany County Hockey Training Facility in Colonie.
Queensbury (13-6-1) will represent Section 2 in the state Division 2 playoffs after finishing third in the CDHSHL standings during the regular season. Continue reading “Section 2 hockey: Division 1 tournament field is set”
Christian Brothers Academy scored three unanswered goals in the second period on its way to a 4-2 victory over the Capital District Jets in a Capital District High School Hockey League doubleheader Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Times Union Center in Albany.
David Clemenzi gave the Jets a 1-0 lead within the first two minutes of the first period, but Hunter Pemrick tallied with 2:31 left in the frame to knot the score at 1-1 for the Brothers. Pemrick, Ryan McMahon and Greg Beaulieu scored in the second period to put CBA ahead 4-1.
Goalie Mike West stopped 27 shots to earn the victory for the Brothers. Michael LaCouture had 43 saves for the Jets, and Tristan Shelhamer added a third period goal. Continue reading “CDHSHL: CBA rallies past Capital District as part of Times Union Center doublebill”
Michael Bievenue continues to light the lamp at a high rate.
The Bethlehem junior forward scored six goals and added an assist to lead the Eagles to a 12-2 victory over the Capital District Jets Wednesday, Feb. 6, in a Capital District High School Hockey League game at the Bethlehem Area YMCA.
It was the second consecutive six-goal game for Bievenue, who now leads the CDHSHL with 45 goals and 67 points. Bievenue has scored at least two goals in seven of his last eight games and has registered hat tricks six times during this most recent stretch of games. Bethlehem’s Justin Chenaille is second in the league with 24 goals and 53 points. Continue reading “CDHSHL: Michael Bievenue adds to his scoring lead in Bethlehem’s victory”
Bethlehem’s Michael Bievenue could not be stopped as he led the Eagles to a 7-2 victory over Albany Academy Friday, Feb. 1, in a Capital District High School Hockey League game at the Albany Academy Fieldhouse.
Bievenue scorched the nets for six goals to raise his Section 2-leading goal total to 39 for the season. Justin Chenaille contributed a goal and three assists, while Ben LaVigne, William Bievenue and Connor Carroll all added a pair of assists. Goalie Michael Kurdziolek stopped 29 of the 31 shots he faced to earn the victory.
Dan Guy made 29 saves between the posts, while Tom McGuire and Dan Moshier tallied for Albany Academy. Continue reading “CDHSHL: Michael Bievenue scores six goals in Bethlehem’s victory over Albany Academy”
By ROB JONAS
DELMAR – Michael Bievenue continues to be an unstoppable force of nature for the Bethlehem hockey team.
The junior recorded his fourth hat trick in his last five games and his seventh of the season in the Eagles 5-1 victory over Christian Brothers Academy Friday, Jan. 25, on “Big Orange Freakout” night at the Bethlehem Area YMCA.
“My linemates have been incredible,” said Bievenue, who leads the Capital District High School Hockey League with 31 goals and 52 points. “They helped me get these hat tricks. I couldn’t have done it without them.”
“Bievenue has by far is very talented with a very good work ethic, and when he combines that with his effort, it’s a sight to see,” said Bethlehem head coach Dylan Lappe. “I’m blessed to have him for another year.”
Bievenue got Bethlehem (9-2-0 league, 14-2-0 overall) on the scoreboard early in the first period with a power play goal. Justin Chenaille’s original shot was stopped by CBA goaltender Josh Coburn, but Bievenue was positioned perfectly between the face-off cicles to rifle home the rebound for a 1-0 lead.
Bethlehem fished for a couple more goals while killing penalties in the first period. Chenaille poke-checked the puck away from a CBA player and had an open shot on goal that Coburn knocked aside. Later on, Carroll stole the puck and skated in on Coburn, but the junior stopped that shot to keep the score 1-0 going into the first intermission. Continue reading “Scenes from the CDHSHL: Michael Bievenue’s hat trick leads Bethlehem past CBA”
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”
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”
Bethlehem moved back into first place with an 8-3 victory over the Capital District Jets in a Capital District High School Hockey League game Friday, Jan. 11, at the Albany County Hockey Facility in Colonie.
The Eagles (6-2-0 league, 11-2-0 overall) scored the first three goals of the game and then used Michael Bievenue’s four-goal run in the third period to put the game out of Capital District’s reach.
Connor Carroll contributed two goals and three assists for Bethlehem, which moved one standings point ahead of Albany Academy for first place. Justin Chenaille had a goal and two assists, and Ben LaVigne added a goal and an assist. Continue reading “Capital District High School Hockey League: Bethlehem skates past Capital District”
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”