Cole Hedden’s RBI double in the bottom of the ninth inning propelled Niskayuna to an 8-7 victory over Albany Academy Saturday, May 11, in a non-league baseball game at Schenectady’s Central Park. Continue reading “Non-league baseball: Niskayuna edges Albany Academy in extra innings”
ROTTERDAM – A four-run second inning propelled Albany Academy to a 15-4 victory over Schalmont in its Colonial Council baseball opener Thursday, April 4.
Schalmont took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the first inning on an RBI single by Nick Mesley and a wild pitch that plated Ryan Brown from third base. Dan Moshier erased the deficit with a two-run single in the top of the second inning, and Derek Bender took advantage of the strong winds blowing to left field with a two-run homer to make the score 5-2.
Moshier struck again in the top of the third inning with a two-out, bases-loaded single that plated two more Albany Academy runs. Schalmont got one run back in the bottom of the third on Mesley’s second RBI single, but Albany Academy continued to pile up runs to pull away.
Bender finished with two home runs and five RBI for the Cadets. Jackson Defayette had a pair of hits for Schalmont, including a solo home run. Continue reading “Scenes from Colonial Council baseball: Albany Academy powers past Schalmont in league opener”
GLENVILLE – Albany Academy earned two important standings points in the Capital District High School Hockey League by defeating Burnt Hills/Ballston Spa 4-2 Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Schenectady County Recreational Facility.
The Cadets (10-3-0, 14 points) built a 2-0 lead through the first two periods on goals from Connor Momrow and Dan Moshier. Anthony Sericolo then struck twice in the third period to help Albany Academy fend off a late surge by Burnt Hills/Ballston Spa (6-5-1, 10 points). Goalie Dan Guy had 36 saves. Continue reading “Scenes from the CDHSHL: Albany Academy hangs on for road win against Burnt Hills/Ballston Spa”
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”
Queensbury struck four times in the first period on its way to a 5-1 victory over the Capital District Jets Wednesday, Jan. 30, in a Capital District High School Hockey League game at the Glens Falls Recreational Center.
Jimmy Fitzgerald, Casey Moulthrop and Jack Randall tallied within the first five minutes of the game to give the Spartans a 3-0 lead. Capital District goalie Philip Ryan did what he could to keep the Jets in the contest by making 51 saves, but the offense didn’t come around until the third period, when it generated 10 of the 24 total shots on goal they had.
Mason Wildermuth added a goal and two assists for Queensbury (6-3-1 league, 10-5-1 overall), while Randall and Trevor Vogel each had a goal and an assist. Robert Doyle tallied in the third period for Capital District (0-13-0, 0-17-0). Continue reading “CDHSHL: Queensbury tops Capital District, despite 51 saves by Philip Ryan”
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”
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”
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”
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”
COLONIE – Albany Academy marked its return to Section 2 hockey by beating the Capital District Jets 7-1 in a Capital District High School Hockey League game Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Albany County Hockey Facility.
Connor Momrow had two goals and three assists to lead the Cadets (1-0-0 league, 1-1-0 overall), who jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first period. Dan Moshier also tallied twice, and Ethan Duda added a goal and two assists. Noah Savastio scored Capital District’s lone goal less than five minutes into the third period.
After a two-decade absence, Albany Academy added a CDHSHL team to its hockey program. The Cadets are also fielding a New England Prep League squad this season, as they have every year since leaving Section 2 in the late 1990s.