SARANAC LAKE — For dozens of people that have skated on Saranac Lake High School hockey groups over the years, reuniting on Dec. 26 on their previous house ice sheet has in all probability grow to be as a lot a practice as unwrapping presents that have been laid out beneath the Christmas tree the day earlier than.
On Monday, the Saranac Civic Center performed host to the annual highschool alumni hockey games held on the day after Christmas.
And as normal, a few of the greatest gamers who ever laced up the skates for Saranac Lake have been out on the ice. And once more, the lineups have been a mixture of native grads and others who got here to city from each coasts and locations in between to be with their households and pals for the vacation season.
The motion kicked off Monday with the women’s alumni recreation, which was happening for the second yr in a row.
The males’s recreation adopted, with the two groups donning the pink and white jerseys that Red Strom groups wore throughout the mid 2000s.
Both games this yr had robust rosters in phrases of the high quality of skating, in addition to precise numbers. About two dozen graduates took half in the women’s matchup, and there have been much more in the males’s contest with each benches full.
In preserving with one other custom that goes together with the males’s recreation, members of this season’s Saranac Lake boys workforce served as coaches, referees and time and rating keepers.
The women’s recreation ended with a 2-Zero rating and featured some nice goaltending. Meanwhile, the Red squad toppled the white 7-Four in the males’s matchup.