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February 5, 2023
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. – The Lysander boy’s squirt hockey team, from Baldwinsville N.Y., pulled out a hard fought 2-0 victory, Sunday, Feb. 5, over Troy-Albany to win the 2023 Empire State Winter Games’ Empire Division gold medal in Lake Placid, N.Y.
After a scoreless first period, play picked up with 7:14 left in the second when MJ Kavanaugh scored, with assists from Walden Oren and Jordan Bradbury. Shawn Baldwin netted the insurance goal with 2:10 left in the frame.
Despite power play opportunities for both teams in the third period, Troy-Albany was unable to get the puck past Lysander’s goalie Gavin McWain, who recorded 10 saves.
Lysander finished the weekend with a 4-1 record. To include Sunday’s win, they also skated to victories over Saranac Lake-Lake Placid, New Hartford and Camillus. They also outscored their opponents 26-6.
The ESWG, sponsored by Community Bank, N.A., is the largest multi-winter amateur sports event in the United States. From Friday Feb. 3-Sunday, Feb. 5, close to 2,200 athletes are scheduled to compete in 23 winter sports in Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake and Paul Smiths.
For more information, including sport schedule and results, visit empirestatewintergames.com. For photos of the Opening Ceremony and events, see ESWGPhotos.com. You do not have to be a resident of New York State to participate in the Empire State Games, and most sports are open to all levels.