Parker Ferrigan had notched one goal and assisted on the other, by Shane O’Brien, as May and Newman also got assists and B’ville led 2-1 through two periods.
However, led by David Graf’s two goals and one assist, Solvay tied it at 2-2 and then moved out in front in the third period with two more tallies. B’ville was left with a fourth-place finish as Corcoran won the title, blanking Ithaca 4-0 for first place.
None of this was anticipated earlier in the week. What made the Bees’ 7-1 romp over Liverpool last Tuesday night a unique event was the fact that, this season, the Warriors are using the ‘purple’ Lysander rink as a home venue after leaving its long-time base at State Fair Coliseum.
Though an improved team from last year’s 3-17-1 entry, Liverpool could not take advantage of B’ville’s early inconsistency and still trailed, 3-1, through two periods.
Then, led by Ferrigan, B’ville pulled away in the late going. Ferrigan had a three-goal hat trick, while May, Matt Colclough, Steve Schneid and Morgan Baumler earned one goal apiece. Mike Schneid, Burlingame, Mike McElwain, Ron Bertrand, Matt Herman and Matt Abbott picked up assists.
Now, with the two defeats at the Conklin tournament, it was imperative for the Bees to bounce back Monday at Fulton before returning home to Lysander Thursday night to face Cortland-Homer.