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OFA Blue Devils unbeaten on road after 4-1 win at Malone in NAC Hockey

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MALONE - Northern Conference road trips have been extremely successful for the OFA Hockey team in the 2012-13 campaign.

Playing a Martin Luther King Day matinee in Malone on Monday, was no different as OFA, which also earned a number 10 New York State Division I II ranking on Monday. The Devils extended their unbeaten streak to eight games and improved to 5-0 on the road, 7-1-1 in NAC Division II, 8-3-2 overall in besting the 15th-ranked Huskies 4-1. “It was a pretty even first period. But we started applying more offensive pressure in the second period and eventually put 41 shots on goal,” said OFA coach Jon Frederick.

“This was our fourth game in six days and after hosting our Brian Wade Memorial Tournament on Friday and Saturday, I was a little concerned. But we played pretty well. Brandon Mullin and Jake Garrison continued their solid forward play, Drew Costigan scored a nice goal in the second period to get us started, defensively we did a solid job and David Prudhomme continues to be strong in net for us. We are on a on good roll with a big game at Norwood-Norfolk on Friday.”

Drew Costigan started the scoring with 8:15 left of the second period from Nolan Rufa. Mullin made it 2-0 with 1:10 left in the second from Garrison.

Malone its lone goal against Prudhomme (22 saves) on a power play goal by Trevor Cooley, assisted by Kelsey Head and Cameron Daniels, just 45 seconds into the third. OFA answered 3:04 later when Mullin scored his second of the game from Gian Rufa and Mark Morrow. Burke Comeau scored an insurance goal on a power play with 1:59 left on passes from Garrison and Mullin. Joey Brown collected 37 saves for Malone (7-6-1, 3-5-1 NAC).

Lake Placid 4, Norwood-Norfolk 4: At Lake Placid, Brandon Richards made nine third period saves and the Iceman scored two goals in the final four minutes of regulation to force overtime.

Lake Placid (7-2-3) took a 4-2 lead into the third period. Brandon Short scored a power-play goal at 11:34 for the Icemen with assists going to Austin Cousineau and Kody Munson , who then pulled their goaltender for an extra attacker.

In a six on five offensive advantage, Cody Smith tipped in a shot from the point with 19 seconds left in the game. Troy Kovach and Dan Fyckes logged the helpers on the equalizer. Lake Placid and Norwood-Norfolk traded two first period goals.

Shane McNierney opened the scoring an unassisted tally at 2:52. After Troy Kovach with assists to Doran and Kody Smith and Dan Fyckes with helpers from Austin Cousineau and Kaden Pickering put Norwood-Norfolk up 2-1, Dillon Savage tied it at 13:01.

Savage then gave the Blue Bombers a 3-2 lead with a goal 59 seconds into the second period. Eddie Kane connected three minutes later to extend the Blue Bombers’ lead to 4-2.

Kamm Cassidy made 20 saves in the Blue Bomber goal and Norwood-Norfolk (7-6-1) received nine saves from Richards, five saves from Ryan Thomas and seven stops from Kyler MacIntyre.

Massena 3, Canton 1: Zach Robert scored from Grayson Phillips and Tyler Young just 37 second into the game and 4:16 into the second period from Anthony Cortese for a 2-0 Massena lead. Young followed from with a goal at 7:07 of the second from Brantley Adams and Phillips. Cody Moore scored the Canton goal from Brandon Rodee and Jay Proulx at 9:54 of the second. Connor Paquin generated 21 saves for Massena (9-5-1, 6-2-1) and Jake Watson stopped 44 shots for Canton (3-9-2, 1-4-2).

St. Lawrence Central 7, Saranac Lake 3: The Larries (12-3, 9-1) lead 6-2 midway through the third against the Red Storm.

Luke Arquiett generated two goals and two assists, Nathan Stickney and Kody Kocsis each scored two goals and one assists, and Blake Baldwin connected for one goal and one assist to pace St. Lawrence. Devon Euto and Ian Lynch each produced three assists as Nate McLaughlin had 18 saves.

GIRLS HOCKEY

Potsdam 5 Skaneateles 2: Kailey Grant scored three goals and Kirsten Barkley scored twice for Potsdam (14-2).

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Malone 42, AuSable Valley 31: The Huskies (10-4) outscored the host Patriots (8-2) 13-9 after one quarter and continued to add to their lead. Rachel Lamica and Janelle Heden each scored 10 points to lead Franklin Academy. Meghan Strong netted 15 and Logan Snow tallied 11 for the Patriots.

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