Amid the tight race for Division II regular-season supremacy, the Skaneateles boys ice hockey team continues to keep pace, for the most part.
Hosting Clinton Wednesday night at Allyn Arena, the Lakers squandered a two-goal lead, but still recovered enough to beat the Warriors 3-2.
Skaneateles controlled the first period and had a 2-0 advantage by the time it was done. However, Clinton used goals by Ryan Perry and Connor Eisenbeck to pull even, 2-2, in the second period.
Only the Lakers scored in the third period, though, and its defense prevented the Warriors from sending it to overtime as Trevor Diamond finished with 19 saves.
The Lakers featured a well-balanced attack where three different players – Connor Hill, Brendan Major and Mitchell Jones – earned the three goals, while Jake Cooney, Tyler Strods, Taylor Haberstock and Matt Clymer picked up assists.
This kept Skaneateles right behind CBA/J-D and Oswego in the Division II standings leading into Friday’s game at New Hartford.
The Skaneateles girls team went to Alexandria Bay on Wednesday night and lost, 2-1, to the Purple Ghosts. For most of the game, the Lakers were kept off the board, only breaking up the shutout when Erin Ganley converted with 14 seconds left. Amanda Lupo kept her team in the game, recording 26 saves.