SRCS Sports Review
Senior defenseman Iawentanawen Mitchell is the son of Wade and Leonee Mitchell. Iawentanawen plans on attending SUNY Canton in the fall in the Automotive Technician program.
Girls Hockey Salmon River 2, SLC 0
The Salmon River girls varsity hockey team blanked St. Lawrence Central, 2-0, in the first round of Section X girls hockey playoffs at the Tom Cavanaugh Areana on Monday night.
After a scoreless first period the Lady Rocks got on the scoreboard with 2: 27 left in the second, with the only goal that they would need, when Madison Collette finished off a play started by Lexi Lazore.
Collette struck again late in the third frame with an unassisted open net goal with only 27 seconds left in regulation play.
Carli Cartier stopped all 12 of her shots for the shut out while Michelle White turned aside 22 shots for the Lady Larries.
The win takes the Shamrocks to the Massena Arena on Wednesday to take on the top seeded Massena team.
Boys Hockey Canton 2, SR 0
In a non league game on Monday night at the Tom Cavanaugh Arena, the Canton Bears found the back of the Shamrock net just 2:51 into the first frame.
The Bears notched their second goal on an empty Salmon River net with 13 seconds left in regulation play, when John Jacobs was pulled for an extra skater, to give Canton the 2-0 win.
John Jacobs was busy in the Salmon net turning aside 39 shots while Jerod Burchell handled 19 shots for the Bears.
"I thought the second period effort was one of our best of the year" commented SRCS Coach Tim Cook. "We have to be better on the little things throughout the game as attention to detail on a face off play (first goal of the game) cost us the game. We'll get right back after it Wednesday".
Salmon River 3, OFA 2
The Blue devils got on the scoreboard first late in the first period at the Tom Cavanaugh Arena on Wednesday night, when Isaac Testani found the back of the Shamrock net.
The Shamrock skaters shook it off and rallied back in the second with two late period tallies. Freshman Tim Cook struck first for the Shamrocks with 3:13 left in the second with assists going to Dillon Spinner and Gage King-Gorman. Less than a minute later Cameron Cartier beat the Canton Goalie to put the Shamrocks ahead, 2-1. Dylan Wylie and Matt Harvey helped set up the play to earn the assists.
OFA's Jarad Barr tied the score, 2-2, on a power play goal at the 12:54 mark in the third period. With 7:57 left in the game, Matt Harvey answered back with the eventual game winning goal when he converted off a pass by Cook to put the Shamrocks, 3-2.
Jarrad Jackson stopped 25 shots for the Shamrock win while Jacob Ball tallied 24 saves for OFA.
"We recovered from a rough start as they dared us to throw long passes that they were picking off and creating chances with us" said SRCS Coach Tim Cook. " We recovered in the 2nd and showed resilience in the win. Jackson had another great game".
The win keeps the Shamrocks in second place in Division ll standings; four points ahead of third place Norwood-Norfolk.
This game was the last home game in regular season for Salmon River and was therefore Senior Night for five graduating seniors. The seniors honored and thanked for their hard work and dedication to the Salmon River boys varsity hockey team were Colin Benedict, Dylan Cook, Jarrad Jackson, Iawentanawen Mitchell and Justin Terrance.
Boys Basketball Canton 55, Salmon River 51
If only the Salmon River varsity boys basketball team had a little bit more time on the clock the outcome of the game against Canton could have been a little different. The Golden Bears held off the pesky Shamrocks 22-19 fourth quarter run to win 55-51.
The first quarter ended with an even score of 7-7 but the Shamrocks ran into some difficulty in the second quarter when the Golden Bears outscored them 18-10 for a halftime score of 25-17.
Both teams traded baskets in the third until the Shamrocks caught fire in the fourth quarter with 22 points when it seemed like Myles Jacobs couldn't miss a shot.
Jacobs sparked the Shamrock offense with 16 points while Kelly netted 12 points (including a three pointer) and pulled down eight rebounds. Montana Cook fired through three three pointers for nine points. Kurt Leroux tallied eight points with six rebounds and Hunter Ghostlaw tossed in six including a three pointer.
Declan Porter had a game high 25 points for Canton while teammate Tommy Bortnick added ten. Andy Downs put through eight points followed by Cody Sipher with seven and Isaiah Davis with six.
Girls Basketball SLC 53, Salmon River 47
Below - Salmon River Boys Varsity Hockey Team seniors l-r: Colin Benedict, Dylan Cook, Iawentanawen Mitchell, Jarrod Jackson, Justin Terrance and their families on Senior night.
The visiting Larries worked their way to a 27-21 halftime lead after trailing 10-11 at the end of the first quarter. Both teams traded baskets in the third and fourth quarters with SLC holding on to win 53-47.
Lauren Martin tossed through a game high 17 points along with two steals and two rebounds for the Shamrocks. Jillian Benedict (3 steals, 4 rebounds) and Dava Thompson (16 rebounds) fired through eight points each. Bailey White (2 steals, 2 rebounds), Tiffany Conners ( 4 rebounds) and Nidia Dearmayero (3 steals, 6 rebounds) all added four points each while Wahsontiio chipped in two and grabbed one rebound.
"It's never fun coming out on the short end of a game like this" commented SRCS Coach Liz Durfee. " But, I think we can use this game as fuel for our last few games of the season. The girls kept working the whole way, a few things just didn't fall into place for us".