All through the third period and overtime, the Bearcats had chances to move ahead, only to get denied as Hamilton goalie Brady Carroll had 26 saves. Solvay netminder Ryan Bonk was even busier, but stopped 38 of the 40 shots he faced.
Then the Bearcats took its shot at Liverpool Friday, and while it was closer, Solvay still used a late surge to bury the Warriors 5-2.
With a 2-1 advantage, Solvay finally got some cushion in the third period by scoring three times. Forrest Gilbert, who scored twice, and Sniffen, with a goal and two assists, were at the forefront of the attack as Zach Sweet and Peter Lynch also converted. Alex Tripp, Josh Wilton and Kyle McVey got assists as Bonk recorded 22 saves.
At 5-4-2 on the season, Solvay takes its turn against RFA Tuesday, just as West Genesee (8-2-2, 5-0-1 league) meets Cortland-Homer. Then it's the Bearcats' turn against the Golden Eagles on Friday as WG has what could amount to a first-place showdown with Corcoran at Shove Park.