Hockey Lakers survive four-OT playoff epic

Tired, the teams went to quadruple overtime knowing that, if it didn't end here, they would have to go through a penalty shoot-out.

Wanting no part of this, the Lakers made one more attack as time began to disappear. With 1:20 left in that fourth OT, Christine flashed open and pushed the puck past Endres, sending the home crowd into jubilation.

To help Cooney and Christine on this night, Lex Johnson picked up two assists, while Seth Weiss had one assist. Dustin Frankey and Matt DeMatteo got credit for RFA's goals.

Memorable as this was, Skaneateles had to quickly turn its attention to New Hartford, who has gone 23-2 this winter. Quite unlike the Lakers, the Spartans blasted through its opening round, whipping Cortland/Homer 8-2.

Whoever wins this battle will face Corcoran or Cazenovia Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Division II championship game at the Onondaga County War Memorial.

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