Shaheen, St. Louis named hockey all-stars
While this past boys hockey season didn’t end the way Saranac Lake Placid and the Tupper Lake Lumberjacks likely wanted it to, two players from each squad posted solid seasons and earned league recognition.
Tupper Lake junior Griffin Shaheen was named first-team All-Northern Conference, while SLP’s Carson St. Louis, an eighth grader, was named as an honorable mention to Champlain Valley Athletic Conference all-star teams.
As one of the most dominating players in Section X, Shaheen rose to the occasion every single night, whether that was by finding the back of the net or setting his teammates up for a goal.
He led the Lumberjacks with 27 goals and 18 assists for 45 points, which was a 10-goal and four-assist improvement from his efforts last season.
During the season, his best outing came against the eventual Section X Champions Potsdam Sandstoners when he recorded six points — three goals and three assists — and the Lumberjacks won 8-5.
Shaheen also scored a hat-trick against both Plattsburgh and SLP. During that game against SLP on Dec. 15, 2022, he scored his game-high three goals in just the first period.
In his first year of varsity-level hockey, St. Louis not only played a big role in the team’s success but he became a focal point for SLP offense.
He led the team in goals and points, all while being on special teams, playing hard in all three zones and battling opponents who towered over him. St. Louis finished the season with 15 goals.
SLP head coach Josh Spanburgh told the Enterprise last month that St. Louis was a critical part of the team. In that game, St. Louis scored three goals to lift his team past the Saranac Central Chiefs.
“He creates so much. He works so hard,” Spanburgh said on Feb. 13 after SLP defeated Saranac Central. “As a young kid it’s even amazing how he’s even an example to his older teammates.”