In a short amount of time, the Cicero-North Syracuse ice hockey team has zoomed ahead of Liverpool in their budding neighborhood rivalry.
The Northstars further emphasized this point by taking charge of Tuesday's head-to-head encounter at the Twin Rinks, rolling to a 6-0 victory over the Warriors.
Liverpool, who had lost its first three games of the season, caught a CNS side newly confident after its 6-1 destruction of Hamilton back on Dec. 17.
For a period, the Warriors hung in there, keeping it 0-0. All that changed in the second period, though, as CNS scored twice to move in front, then tacked on a full complement of insurance goals in the final period.
Brian Hamilton again proved unstoppable, notching a three-goal hat trick and adding a pair of assists. Eric Hamilton found the net twice as Nick Schneid got the other goal. Jake Farabee had three assists and Matt Flume contributed a pair of assists and Nick Hall got an assist, too.
In defeat, Liverpool goalie Joe Ciciarelli finished with 23 saves. The Warriors had a fair amount of chances to get on the board - but CNS goalie Zach Hall turned them all away, earning 23 saves.