Hockey and hoops back | News, Sports, Jobs

Hockey and hoops back | News, Sports, Jobs

Saranac Lake Placid hockey players Jon Kratts (8) and Nick Munn celebrate a goal in their team’s victory over Beekmantown at the Saranac Lake Civic Center on February 29, 2020 (Corporate Photo – Lou Reuter

SARANAC LAKE – The basketball and hockey seasons that looked like they weren’t happening now seem to be drawing closer for the high school teams in Saranac Lake and Lake Placid.

The boys and girls basketball teams from both schools are scheduled to start training on Monday. The same goes for the ice hockey teams, which are combined between the two schools.

Hockey has proven to be trickier because boys and girls play on combined teams made up of student-athletes from different school districts located in two different counties. Lake Placid is located in Essex County, and the Saranac Lake School District is primarily in Franklin County, and the two counties have different COVID-19 regulations to allow high-risk sports to be played.

The Saranac Lake Placid hockey teams also faced another obstacle: they did not have an ice rink to practice or games. In recent seasons, the two at home …

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