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LAKE PLACID, N.Y. – Saugerties faced off against Hanover in Sunday’s, Feb. 4, Empire State Winter Games’ U12 girls hockey gold medal game at the Lake Placid Olympic Center. Winter Plank scored twice, once in each of the last two periods, to lead the Saugerties Fillies to a 3-1 victory.

The Fillies opened the three-day tournament, Friday, Feb. 2, with a 3-0 loss to Canton before coming back to top Utica 4-0. On Saturday. Saugerties and Massena shared a 2-2 draw, before the Fillies went on to beat Canton 4-3, in overtime, to secure a spot in the championship game.

The Hanover Wild started out hot, beating Utica and Massena 2-0 in Friday’s games. Hanover then skated past Clifton Park 3-1 on Saturday, sending them to the U12 championship with Saugerties.

Ari Liu of the Fillies stopped 18 of 19 shots faced to secure the championship for Saugerties, while Aubree Gramling stopped 10 of 13 shots on goal.

Liv Beckwith scored a third period power play goal for Hanover.

For a complete list of today’s girls hockey results, click HERE.

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Photos from the 44th Empire State Winter Games can be found HERE.

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