FORT COVINGTON – The Salmon River girls hockey team picked up a 2-0 victory against the visiting Franklin Academy Huskies in a nonconference contest at the Tom Cavanaugh Arena on Wednesday. The win improved the Shamrocks to 14-0-2 on the season, while the loss drops the shorthanded lady Huskies to 4-10 overall.
Coming off a six-goal victory against Section 10 rival Massena on Tuesday, the Shamrocks dominated the game against FA, but managed to put only two pucks into the goal due to the standout performance of the Huskies’ goalie Gina Norcross, who finished with a total of 54 saves. She stopped 26 of the 27 shots the SRC squad fired at the FA net during the second period alone.
“Gina played really well and kept us within reach,” stated Franklin Academy coach Scott Marlow.
Salmon River scored the only goal it would need with just one second left on the clock in the first period, then added an insurance marker late in the second.
Oliva Moulton scored at 14:59 of the opening period, with Talynn Wylie logging the assist. Karli St. Ann netted the second Salmon River goal at 11:18 of the middle stanza. Emma Ransom and Karahkwenhawe “Karah” White set up the second Salmon River strike.
The Huskies managed just 10 shots on goal against the unbeaten Shamrocks, with goalie Sierra Norton-Glen stopping all 10 of the FA shots to record the clean sheet.
Salmon River remains on its home ice and hosts Canton in a 5:30 p.m. start on Friday, while Franklin Academy hosts Sara/Placid in a 5 p.m. opening faceoff on Tuesday.
In the lone Section 10 hockey contest on Wednesday, Potsdam skated to a 6-2 home win against Canton, while in the other nonconference contest, Massena double-up Sara/Placid 4-2.
Late reported Section 3 results from Tuesday saw Ithaca and Clinton battled to a 1-1 overtime tie, while Oswego edged visiting Skaneateles 4-3.
Salmon River 2, Malone 0
Malone 0 0 0 – 0
Salmon River 1 1 0 – 2
First Period: 1. SRC, Moulton (Wylie), 14:59.
Second Period: 2. SRC, St. Ann (Ransom, White), 11:18.
Goalies: Norcross (FA), 54 saves; Norton-Glen (SRC), 10 saves.
Records: Franklin Academy (4-10), Salmon River (14-0-2).