Fayetteville-Manlius took its first loss of the season on Wednesday night at the Cicero Twin Rinks, falling 6-4 to the Solvay Bearcats.
Early on, it looked good for the Hornets, as it led 2-1 after one period. Even after Solvay rallied in the middle stages, it was still tied, 4-4, before a third period where the Hornets got shut out and the Bearcats moved in front.
Anthony Angello, with two goals and one assist, led the F-M attack. Kevin O’Neill and Trevor Chase picked up the other goals, while Dante Capriotti managed a pair of assists. Matt McDonough and Cooper Hollick had one assist apiece as Ben Napierala and Erik Badger split time in goal, making 21 saves between them.
In Friday’s game against Liverpool at the Warriors’ new home rink in Lysander, the Hornets’ special teams were quite special in a 4-0 shutout of the Warriors where Napierala stopped all 31 shots he faced.
F-M managed short-handed goals in each of the first two periods, plus two other tallies as Hollick, with two goals and one assist, led the way. Chase and Alex Ferrara also converted, with McDonough, Tom Doucet, Donte Capriotti, Mateo Capriotti and Boe Heintz joining Chase in the assist column.
On Wednesday night, the Hornets meet 5-0 Corcoran at the Twin Rinks before a Saturday visit to Ithaca, while CBA/J-D is home this week for games against Auburn and Fulton.