Local sports — names and games

Adirondack Daily Enterprise, Feb. 14, 1972

Smack-dab in the busy days of Winter Carnival the Enterprise never missed a beat when it came to sports coverage — Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake and Lake Placid.

St. Lawrence top ‘Skins

“Saranac Lake met defeat Saturday at the hands of St. Lawrence Central by a score of 6-5 on the winner’s home ice.

“Saranac Lake held the lead into the third period with Bill Cantwell’s hat trick and two goals by Danny Meade. St. Lawrence scored two goals in the last period to cut the Redskins first place league standing by a half game.

“The Saranac Lake team travels to Massena Wednesday, weather permitting to take on the Crusaders of Holy Family for what appears to be the championship of the Northern League’s B-Division.”

Lumberjacks axe Huskies

YOU KNOW WHAT ELSE?: So, with all the publicity about “Barbie” the movie, we are bringing you our very own Barbie with her partner Ken — who is our handsome son also known as Kelby Dennis Riley. Barbie is Shannon Sowers of San Diego, California. The photo is from an advertising poster when they were stars of the skating extravaganza — “Ice Capades” — from 1989 to 1991. They toured and performed in every major city in the United States. (Provided photo)

“The Tupper Lake Lumberjacks put the skids to the Malone Huskies Friday night with a 65-61 win. The Huskies who had won their last six games were in the hopes of making a playoff berth by defeating Tupper Lake.

“However, the Jacks were of another opinion, and despite a poor last quarter, came through with the win to give them a 9-4 record for the season with only two games to go.

“Tomorrow night Tupper will be host to Norwood-Norfolk, a team with a 4-9 record and Friday will close out the season with cellar-dweller Saranac Lake. [Hey there, Ms./Mr. Reporter, easy on the digs!] “The Huskies were determined to make it seven in a row and send the Jacks home with a loss. But they underestimated the shooting ability of Tupper Lake’s starting five.

“Despite a late quarter drive by the Huskies, outscoring Tupper Lake by six points, they were too late with too little and Tupper Lake came through with four points to spare.

“Sparked by [the late be-loved] Ray Martin, a junior, who has been benched many times this season with an injured ankle, hit for 24 points to lead the Jacks.

“The team was off and running early in the game when they led by six points at the close of the first quarter. Steve Skiff, another junior, hit for 12 and Peter Matthews was third with 11.”

[Others, listed in the starting lineup were Yando, Tice, Jay and Lanthier.]

Massena nips Blue Bombers

“The Lake Placid Blue Bombers went down to defeat by the Massena Raider’s in a game played here at the Olympic Arena Saturday night. Final score in the overtime game was 4-3.

“This was the reverse of a game played by the two teams on January 15 when the Bombers took Massena 3-2 in overtime.

“Massena controlled the ice in the first period, scoring 3 goals. The Bombers seemed to have been disorganized.

“In the second period, Placid’s Matt Wescott, scored two goals. Massena scrambled a lot but couldn’t get a puck into the net. They were too busy watching their defense.

“At the beginning of the third period Wescott scored another goal, tying the game 3-3 at about 10:40 into the play.

“Then the game went into overtime and Massena make the tie-breaking point after about two minutes of play and skated away with the victory.

“Placid had 19 saves, Massena 36. Placid was given eight penalties, Massena 15, including a 7.5 minute misconduct penalty.

“Lake Placid still has a chance to take first place in the A-Division. It all depends on the outcome of Massena’s match with Potsdam Saturday and Placid’s game with Canton on Monday.

“An interesting piece of side action: After the Bomber’s Matt Wescott tied the goal, he presented the puck to his brother Kim, who was assisting Coach Ray Pratt throughout the game. Kim, the Bomber’s team Captain, received a serious eye injury in the last game with Massena, and is still not able to play.”

U.S. Olympic Hockey team takes silver

Excerpt: “Sapporo, Japan (AP) — The 11th Olympic Winter Games now belong to the history books following a finish that was strictly story book.

“The 10 days of competition ended Sunday with the United States hockey team, which almost didn’t qualify for medal competition, winning a silver medal.

“The young and eager U.S. Squad had to beat Switzerland before the Olympic Games officially opened to qualify for Group A and a chance for a medal.

“Once in Group A the Americans went on to upset Czechoslovakia, beat Finland on Saturday and ended with a 3-2 record and six points.

“When Finland upset Sweden 4-3, the U.S. won the Silver Medal, the first medal in hockey since the winning the Gold in 1960 in Squaw Valley.”


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