Niskayuna/Schenectady hockey

Nathan Hebert of Beekmantown and Jacob Bourque of the Mohawks contend for the puck during game at  Union College Messa Rink on Sunday January 17, 2016.  Mohawks goalie James Blanchfield is seen at left. Beekmantown won the game 4 to 1. (MARC SCHULTZ/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER)

Section II hockey schedules a balancing act

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter Not all schedules are created equal — especially in high school hockey. More so than in other Section II team sports, hockey teams have greater independence in their schedule-making. They regularly hit out-of-area tournaments, schedule…


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Mohawks hockey tops North Rockland

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter SCHENECTADY — While their underclassmen get up to speed, a key for the Niskayuna/Schenectady Mohawks early this season has been masking their inexperience. In Sunday’s 5-4 overtime shootout victory against North Rockland in the consolation…





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Hockey: Mohawks upset Saratoga Springs

SCHENECTADY — The red-hot Niskayuna/Schenectady Mohawks stayed blazing Tuesday night, topping Saratoga Springs at Union College, 4-2. The Mohawks received two goals from Kevin Canty in the team’s signature win of the season, while Trevor Carroll and Matt Peretti each…



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Hockey: Mohawks stay hot, pick up 3rd in a row

DELMAR — Continuing a stretch of hot play, the Niskayuna/Schenectady Mohawks hockey team picked up a 4-2 win Friday against Bethlehem. The victory was the third in a row for the Mohawks, which are now 5-4 in league action. Goals…


Jake Kerner of Shenendehowa Lorenzo Cotugno of Niskayuna-Schenectady Mohawks go after the puck at Messa Rink Saturday, January 24, 2015.Photo by Peter R. Barber/Gazette Photographer

Hockey: Mohawks facing pair of must-win games

By MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY — After missing a chance to grab a statement win against Section II’s top team Jan. 24 at Union College, the Niskayuna/Schenectady Mohawks see their next games as must-win contests. “Definitely,” said Mohawks senior…