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Fast finish gives Lakers home playoff game

Pulling further away in the final period, the Lakers saw Cooney, with two goals, led a deep and well-balanced attack. Brendan Major earned a goal and two assists, while Rogalia picked up two assists.

Owen Kuhns had one goal and one assist as Tom Bronk, Rory Callahan and Matt Clymer also took turns finding the net. Mitchell Jones picked up an assist as Diamond turned away 23 of the 25 shots he faced.

The regular season concluded back at Allyn Arena Saturday against Oswego, where Skaneateles did not show any fatigue, instead playing its best at the back end and beating the Buccaneers 6-4.

Oswego quickly went to a 2-1 first period, but again Skaneateles roared into top form in the second period, surging ahead 4-2 and putting up more offense in the third period to withstand the Bucs' comeback attempt.

Diamond had to make 40 saves, twice the total of Oswego counterpart Chase Izyk. Meanwhile, Major delighted the home fans with a three-goal hat trick, adding an assist as Cooney picked up three assists. Rogalia chimed in by scoring twice as Jones picked up the other goal and Tyler Stanton earned an assist.

These wins left Skaneateles with a final regular-season mark of 13-6-1, 10-5-1 in league play, as it looked ahead to CBA/J-D and, if its wins there, a semifinal shot at undefeated, state no. 1-ranked Cazneovia in the semifinal round.

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