Hockey: Bethlehem wins Potsdam Tournament

Sanchez makes 20 saves to clinch title

The Bethlehem hockey team continued its early season run by winning last weekend's Potsdam Tournament.

The Eagles (4-0-0) defeated Canton 4-1 in Friday's opening round and then held on for a 2-1 victory over Potsdam Saturday to complete the sweep.

Bethlehem jumped out to a 1-0 lead on Potsdam late in the first period on Sam Vincent's goal, and RJ Diego doubled the advantage by tallying with 1:03 left the second period. Potsdam's Travel Keleher scored 50 seconds into the third period to cut Bethlehem's lead in half, but goaltender Zach Sanchez made several saves after that to seal the victory. Sanchez finished with 20 saves.

In Friday's tournament opener, John Gosstola and Chris Caswell scored in the first period to give the Eagles a 2-0 lead on Canton. Jay Proulx tallied 3:48 into the second period for Canton before Gosstola struck again for Bethlehem. Vincent rounded out the scoring with a third-period goal.

Kevin Cooley stopped 18 shots on goal for Bethlehem.

The Eagles play their home opener Friday against Section I's Rye at the Bethlehem Area YMCA.

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