SRCS Skaters Lose in Overtime to Potsdam
# 22 Ryan Thomas tries to slow down a Queensbury skater.
Going into the third period of the Salmon River home opener, it looked like the Shamrocks were on their way to a victory with a 4-1 lead over the Potsdam Sandstoners. But something happened in the Potsdam locker room that sparked the Sandstoner squad to come out and score three unanswered goals to even the score and force the game into overtime. With 1:16 remaining in overtime play, Sandstoner Josh Locey finished off a play set up by teammate Logan Ford for the winning goal.
The Shamrocks were first on the scoreboard when Kyle Lewis connected from Ryan Thomas at the 3:29 mark. Potsdam responded with a goal at 8: 56 to pull even with the Shamrocks when Carson Green finished a play set up by Cody Compeau. Six seconds later Skyler Thomas found the back of the net to put Salmon ahead once again. Late in the period Nate Cole netted a goal with assists going to Lewis and Thomas to make the score 3-1.
Ronnie Boots scored the only goal in the second period, assisted by Nate Smoke and Naylen Laffin to up the score 4-1.
Just 1:06 into the third period, Ford scored Potsdam’s second goal of the game and at the 7:52 mark Cardinal made the score 4-3 when he connected with a play from Ford. A few minutes later with 5:35 left in regulation play, Ford, assisted by Cardinal and Locey, scored the equalizing goal.
Dennis Bero worked the crease for the Shamrocks and turned away 31 shots. Devin Crary (9 saves) and Jacob Crary (12 saves) shared goaltending duties for the Sandstoners.
SRCS # 16 Kyle Lewis pins a Potsdam skater against the boards .
“We gave up a lead but I have to give credit to Potsdam for working hard,” commented SRCS coach, Tim Cook. “I am pleased with how my boys played. Potsdam outplayed us in the third and overtime but we took the first and second. We are just starting out and it’s a long season. It’s a process and I look to where we will be in March. I believe we will be in an okay spot.”
SRCS Hockey Tourney
Salmon hosted a tournament last weekend at the Tom Cavanaugh Arena where Massena claimed top honors. Salmon River lost both of their games in the tournament.
The Friday opening game was a match-up with Queensbury where the Shamrocks were shutout 2-0. On Saturday, Salmon River was defeated by Kenmore East with a score of 5-0. Goalie Dennis Bero turned aside 23 shots for the Shamrocks.