Opening night

Goaltender Olivia Ferebee leads the Saranac Lake Placid team out of the locker room before the start of the third period of Tuesday’s season-opening game against Canton at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid. (Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)
SLP’s Ireland Preston rips a shot on net during the second period of Tuesday’s opener against Canton. (Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)
Saranac Lake Placid Annabelle Bombard-Schmidt takes an off-balance shot during Tuesday’s season opener in the 1932 Olympic rink in Lake Placid. (Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)
SLP’s Madelyn Gay takes the puck around the net as Canton’s Phoebe Zagrobelny defends and goaltender Katherine Premo follows the action. (Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)
SLP’s Dariana Patterson skates the puck into dangerous territory as Canton’s Katherine Premo dives to make the save. (Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)
Lake Placid sophomore Lydia Bullock skates through traffic toward the Golden Bears’ goal. (Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)
SLP goalie Olivia Ferebee faces down Canton’s Sydnee Francis late in the second period of Tuesday’s game in Lake Placid. (Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)
Saranac Lake Placid coach Bill Peer talks to his players during the early stages of Tuesday’s game against the Golden Bears. (Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

LAKE PLACID — Several local sports teams wrapped up their fall seasons in the last couple of weeks, but with snow building on the ground the winter sports season has officially begun with the first hockey game taking place in the 1932 Rink at the Olympic Center.

The combined Saranac Lake Placid girls hockey team hosted Canton in its season opener Tuesday, and although the opener ended with a 2-1 loss, SLP’s young team showed signs of promise.

The high school winter sports seasons kick into full gear next week with a full slate of boys and girls hockey and basketball games.

The following are photos from Tuesday’s opening night:

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