The Canton boys varsity lacrosse team got back in the win column Thursday afternoon with a league win against the Ogdensburg Blue Devils.

Thursday’s game saw production from the Bears’ entire roster, with every player putting in solid minutes.

The Bears jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead when senior attackman Aiden Hoose buried the first goal of the game with an assist going to junior attackman Daniel Mahoney. Hoose then connected on a pass to sophomore attackman Nolan Bombard who buried to give the Bears a 2-0 lead. Ogdensburg answered with a strike of their own before senior midfielder Trey Bessette buried another Bears goal with help from fellow senior middy Colin Taylor. Mahoney then tallied the final goal of the first quarter, giving the Bears a 4-1 lead after one.

Ogdensburg would strike first in the second frame to cut the Canton lead to 4-2, but a full field rush by junior defenseman Rhett Palmer that ended with a goal from senior attackman Charles Grandaw would once again give the Bears a three goal cushion. Canton would then strike again with Taylor burying off of a feed from Mahoney. Mahoney then tallied another goal for the Bears with help from senior midfielder Michael Swartfigure. The Blue Devils then made a small push with two straight goals, but Taylor ended their run off an assist from Bessette to give the Bears an 8-4 lead at halftime.

The Blue Devils continued to keep the game relatively close, but Canton’s offensive success carried over into the second half and secured a 15-10 win for Canton. Aiden Hoose led the way for the Bears with six points on four goals and two assists. Mahoney added five points, while Bessette and Taylor each contributed four points each. Bombard and Grandaw each found the net multiple times, Bombard finishing with three goals and Grandaw adding two. Palmer finished the game with an impressive two assists from the defensive end, while Shwartzfigure and sophomore midfielder Cade Chezum pitched in one assist each.

Hayden Todd was solid between the pipes once again, finishing the game with 11 saves and earning another league win.

The Bears are back in action on Monday May 24th at 5 p.m. at Potsdam.

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