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February 5, 2023
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. – The undefeated Malone Junior Huskies took on the Saugerties Mustangs Sunday, Feb. 5, on the USA Rink at the Lake Placid Olympic Center, winning the 2023 Empire State Winter Games boy’s 10U Excelsior Division championship match 4-3.
Sunday’s victory for the Junior Huskies follows another narrow (7-6) win versus the Mustangs on Saturday at the Saranac Lake Civic Center.
Malone forward Colton Laplant certainly helped with the team’s win. Laplant scored two unassisted goals in the third period following an assist in the second. Also scoring for the Junior Huskies were Bryce Bero and Lincoln Ashline.
In a tight third period, Jamie Crowley and Luke Hulbert from Saugerties kept their team in the game, answering to each of Malone’s goals in the final ten minutes of the game.
En route to the gold medal, Malone posted a 4-0-1 record.
For the complete youth hockey results and all of the 2023 Empire State Winter Games results, please visit www.https://empirestatewintergames.com/results/ and follow us on social media @ESWGames.
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.