This led to the home-and-home games on the weekend against state Division II no. 7-ranked Skaneateles, a turning point in the season as CBA/J-D sought to improve its playoff chances.
In a season full of struggles, Fayetteville-Manlius found some comfort last Monday when it beat Ontario Bay 3-2 in overtime at Cicero Twin Rinks.
The Hornets trailed, 2-1, going into the second period, but tied it in that frame, then engaged in a long standoff before getting the game-winner in the OT session.
Alex Ferrara, Bob Heintz and Ryan Fero scored for F-M, with Sean Wildhack and Tommy Doucet getting one assist apiece. Ben Napierala finished with 18 saves.
Then the weather got in the way, postponing games against Utica Proctor and Hamilton. F-M is set to play defending state champion West Genesee and Cicero-North Syracuse this week as CBA/J-D has back-to-back weekend games against Auburn and New Hartford.