The Cortland-Homer Golden Eagles defeated Clinton 13-4 in a league game at the JM McDonald Sports Complex Monday night.
The Golden Eagles started things off well in the first period with a 4-1 lead.
Cortland-Homer kept their intensity throughout the two following periods to win the game.
“We were coming off a tough loss to Skaneateles,” said Cortland-Homer Coach Matt Caron. “We kind of showed some grit and nerve tonight coming off that first period to set the tempo.”
“We were very happy with that 4-1 first period,” added Coach Caron. “We could smell a little bit of blood in the water, so we decided to cut open the hatch and let the boys play. All of our players got their touches tonight. Guys that normally wouldn't get on the ice got a chance to get out there, and tried to score and assist.”
The Golden Eagles were led by Tanner Douglass (4 goals & 2 assists), Andrew Partigianoni (3 goals & 2 assists), Jacob Couture (2 goals), Hunter Everle (1 goal & 6 assists), Mitchell Riter (1 goal & 1 assist), Declan Vail (1 goal), Braden Marsh (1 goal), Logan Swartz (2 assists), Ryan Spaulding (2 assists), Reagan Hillman (1 assist), Lucas Farris (1 assist), Logan Goodman (1 assist), Chris Yang (1 assist), and Gabby Cranfield (1 assist).
Clinton was led by Gavin Deveans (2 goals), Derrick Jewell (1 goal & 1 assist), Caden Hinderling (1 goal), and Joseph Frank (1 assist)
Cortland-Homer goalie Garret Clark made a total of 30 saves in the game, while Clinton goalies William O'Brien and Russell Desjardins combined for a total of 33 saves.
Here is a score breakdown of last night’s game:
Up next, the now 8-4 Golden Eagles will face off against New Hartford at the New Hartford Recreation Center this Wednesday (January 19th) at 7pm.
“We beat New Hartford 3-0 last time in our barn earlier in the season,” stated Coach Caron. “New Hartford is a different animal, especially in their barn. It’s a real small rink with tight corners, and not a whole lot of room behind the net. So anything can happen in New Hartford. Traditionally it has been a close game, and that’s what we anticipate.”
Here are some photos of last night’s game: