Devils Gain Key First NAC Hockey Win At Salmon River
FORT COVINGTON - Jump starting its hopes to contend in a very balanced NAC Division II hockey race, OFA made its first conference win of the season a memorable one on Friday with a 4-0 victory at Salmon River.
The Devils (3-4-1) gained a 1-3-0 NAC record to start a string of three key road trips continuing on Wednesday at Norwood-Norfolk and at Malone on Friday. N-N currently shares the Division II lead at 3-2 with St. Lawrence Central after a 5-2 victory over the Islanders. Malone stands at 2-2 and Salmon River 1-2.
"We scored three first period goals; it was a great team effort. We had four different scorers and Kelson Hooper was solid in goal. We were road warriors today and it is not easy to to win at Salmon River especially after a two weeks off," said OFA Coach Jon Frederick.
"This should give us some confidence and momentum as we go to N-N on Wednesday and to Malone on Friday. The league is balanced, It should be interesting."
OFA 4 - Salmon River 0: The Devils scored three times in less than five minutes in the first period where freshman Landin McDonald delivered a goal and an assist. Mark Barr scored from McDonald at 7:20, Keaghan Sias connected unassisted at 6:33 and McDonald scored from Mark Barr at 2:59.
Drew Costello scored from Holden Woods and Karson LaRose with 12:33 remaining in the third period to round out the offensive support of Kelson Hooper who stopped 28 shots in the OFA goal while Tehanerahtains Barnes handled 19 saves for Salmon River.
N-N 5 - TI 2: The Icemen took a 3-0 first period lead and were sparked by Bobby Voss with two goals and one goal and two assists from Joey Green. Cade VanBuren and Brody VanBuren also scored while Thomas Cafarella stopped 27 shots in goal.
Clayton Hall made 33 saves for the Islanders who received two goals from Trent Barnes off assists from Joe Papin.
OTHER ICE ACTION
In other NAC action Potsdam and Essex Junction tied at 1-1, Malone tied Beekmantown 1-1 and Cortland Homer downed Canton 8-3.
In girls games Massena blanked Alexandria Bay 6-0, Beekmantown downed Malone 3-1 and Potsdam edged Plattsburgh 3-2.