Fulton Midgets hockeys tops Salmon River, falls to Valley

The Fulton Midget hockey team, sponsored by Dunkin’ Donuts and B&T Sports, beat Salmon River 6-1 in dual contests but came up short against Valley in a 5-3 loss on the road.

In game one against Salmon River, A.J. Pendell got scoring started for the Raiders late in the first period. Fulton tallied two in a row early in the second stanza, first with Trae Sheldon scoring off a feed from Nick Meyer, then with Matt Billion scoring off the face off.

Salmon River spoiled a shut out with a goal soon after. Pendell picked up a rebound from Billion before Fulton’s Bryce Knight took the puck through the Storm defense, and set up teammate Adam Croteau for a point.

Early in the third period, Sheldon sunk a shot from the boards, Meyer assisting, to tally the final for Fulton.

Goalie Brandon Ladd shut out two periods and stopped 23 shots for the Raiders.

On the road versus Valley, Fulton’s opponents came up with two goals in the first and one goal in the second period.

The Raiders rallied in period three, first with Pendell scoring off a passing play between Billion and Seth DeLisle, then with Croteau netting a shot, Mike Keller and Will Fruce assisting.

Ross accepted a pass from DeLisle to score the equalizer. Valley netted their go-ahead goal plus one in the final minutes of the game, handing the Raiders their first loss of the season.

Fulton’s Keagan Murphy had a stellar performance in net, making 47 saves.

In Fulton’s second contest with Salmon River, neither Fulton nor Salmon River scored. Fulton took control mid-second period, first with an upper corner shot from Croteau, then with Mike Keller’s puck finding the back of the net, Kaiden Hotchkiss assisting.

Knight then scored two in a row for the Raiders, one at the close of the period off a feed from Croteau, and another to open the third stanza, Pendell assisting.

The Storm scored a single goal before DeLisle sealed a win for Fulton with two points for his team, one off a rebound from Croteau and another assisted by Sheldon.

Fulton goalies split duties in net with Murphy stopping 13 shots and Ladd blocking 10.

The Fulton Midget hockey team is coached by Larry King and assistants R.J. DeLisle, Steve Walker and John Murphy.

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