Submitted by Anna Clarke
The Fulton Bantam hockey team, sponsored by Comfort Windows and Doors and Fulton Savings Bank, placed third their division in the John Abbott Memorial Tournament in Pulaski.
The Raiders fell to Salmon River 5-4 and Lysander 6-5 but tied Geneva 4-4 in the deciding game.
Fulton 4, Salmon River 5
The Storm had Fulton down by one early in the game. Seth Cooney responded with two goals in a row, Evan Beckwith and team captain Nolan Bonnie assisting, to give the Raiders a one-point lead at the close of the first period.
Salmon River came on strong in the second, netting three goals to bring their team ahead. Tyler Samson picked up a rebound from C.J. Hyland with less than a minute in the second period.
Cooney completed his hat trick, Nate Shaw assisting, tying the game at the start of the third stanza.
The Storm took advantage of a power play to score the game winner with 3:08 on the clock.
Adam Bleiweiss stopped 32 shots in net for Fulton.
Fulton 5, Lysander 6
Lysander was first to light up the scoreboard early in the first period. Beckwith responded with a goal, thanks to a passing play between Samson and Nick Dingman to draw even.
Lysander took the lead by one again only for Beckwith to close the period with his second goal of the game.
The Lighting opened the second period with two in a row. The Raiders ended the period in another tie, first with Cooney accepting a pass from Samson and netting it, then with Shaw landing a shot, Richie King credited with the assist.
Again, Lysander pulled ahead minutes into the third stanza. Bonnie skated the puck in and scored his 15th goal of the season to tie. In the final seconds, Lysander won the game on a penalty shot.
Bleiweiss made 19 saves for the Raiders.
Fulton 4, Geneva 4
The Generals put one point on the board at the start of the first period. Raider Will Rattray responded with a goal to tie, Bonnie assisting, before a second Geneva goal put them ahead by one.
Early in period two, Caleb Clarke picked up a rebound from Cooney to tie. The Generals responded with one of their own, only for Bonnie to land a shot at the close of the period, Beckwith assisting.
A goal from Geneva gave them a one-point edge near the close of the game. Cooney skated the puck in and roofed the shot to tie with 3:24 on the clock.
Bleiweiss turned aside 12 shots in net for Fulton.