For the Cougars, Eccles had the lone score, while forward Chris Peterson notched the assist. Goalie Jason Frier made 16 saves.
On the home ice of Allyn Arena last Wednesday night, the Lakers were poised to go after CBA/J-D, but could only manage a 2-2 tie with the Brothers.
These same two teams had met just 18 days earlier, on New Year's Eve, when Skaneateles had blitzed CBA/J-D 7-2 in a penalty-marred contest.
The rematch took on a far different tone. Here, the Brothers got an early goal and, without a need to kill penalties all game, got a chance to be more aggressive, and the two sides went to the first intermission tied 1-1.
Neither side scored again until the third period, when they had another tense exchange of goals. And through five minutes of overtime, no one would break in front, either. All of the Lakers' attempts were gobbled up, as CBA/J-D goalie Griffin Ferrigan made 28 saves, vastly improving on his earlier effort against Skaneateles.
Richichi had one of his best games in the net, stopping 23 of the 25 shots he faced. Anthony Navaroli and Buehler accounted for the Lakers' goals, while Pete Papayanakos and Heath Ferris scored for CBA/J-D.
Still in first place after the win over Corcoran, the Lakers go to Central Square Tuesday night and are back home Wednesday to face Fulton.