Cazenovia hockey beats Oswego, Skaneateles

Davingnon also said the team's success can be attributed to strategies that were established early in their season.

"Our plan is to always play our game," he said. "Every year we've tried to focus on ourselves and not other people. As soon as you start altering yourself for somebody else, it gives them the upper hand.

"We're going to try to not alter ourselves as much as we can and try to always force other teams to alter themselves against us."

Following this, Cazenovia returned to the road Friday for another big test, at Skaneateles, in the same Allyn Arena where it beat those other Lakers 2-0 in last year's sectional semifinals.

Aware of the danger, Cazenovia went out and simply ran over Skaneateles in yet another shutout, this one by a 7-0 margin.

Up against a strong goalie in Trevor Diamond, Cazenovia used sheer volume to wear him down. In all, the visitors logged 52 shots, far more than Skaneateles, who managed just 12 shots, all of which Mason Powell stopped for his third road shutout in eight days.

Gara once more led the attack, not letting up until he had poured in four goals, plus an assist. Often, those passes came from Sean Cannizzaro, who gained four assists.

Baldwin, Lucas Catania and Todd Christensen notched single goals, with Nardella and Connor Cannizzaro putting up two assists. Single assists went to Lewis, Greacen and Stowell.

Just four games separate the Lakers from a perfect regular season - three of them at the IcePlex, including Tuesday's visit from New Hartford and a Friday home match with Auburn.

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