LAKE PLACID - The Lake Placid's boys hockey team had one of its best campaigns in recent history before its run ended in a double-overtime loss during the Section VII semifinal playoff round. The players were rewarded for their efforts by the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference and Section VII.
Lake Placid had three seniors named to the All-CVAC team. Eddie Kane received the top honor as the league's player of the year and was also a first-team pick at forward. Blue Bombers defenseman RJ Reid was named a second-team all-star and Keegan Barney received honorable mention.
Kane was one of four seniors on a Blue Bombers squad that finished with a 15-5-2 overall record. The four-year varsity player finished second in the CVAC in scoring with 27 goals, 14 assists and 41 points playing in a league where three teams - Lake Placid, Plattsburgh and Beekmantown - all finished the regular season ranked in the top 15 in Division II in New York state.
Eddie Kane turned in an MVP season for the Blue Bombers with 27 goals and 14 assists.
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"Eddie has been a CVAC all-star since his sophomore year, and it's nice to see him get that accolade," Lake Placid coach Keith Clark said. "He was our offensive leader. You have to be able to score goals to win, and Eddie was a guy who has that skill."
Reid was a formidable presence along the blue line for Lake Placid and played a key role defending against the most dangerous players on opposing teams. He finished the season with three goals and 10 assists.
"RJ had a real solid season," Clark said. "He was much more consistent this year than in previous years. He logged a lot of valuable ice time for us, and we often matched him up against other teams' top scorers and top lines."
Barney, a center, was second in scoring for the Blue Bombers with 11 goals and 10 assists.
"We're really going to miss Keegan," Clark said. "He was a fifth-year guy for us. He's a hard worker, he was a consistent force on offense for us, and he's a good guy who did a nice job unifying the team."