CBA/J-D, who was off during the break, went into that rest period on a good note as, in its last game of 2012, it shut out Clinton 5-0 at Onondaga Nation Arena on Dec. 21.
Already with a 1-0 lead, the Brothers got away from the Warriors in the second period, scoring three times while its defense remained difficult to solve.
Peter Dziergas, with two goals, led CBA/J-D’s well-balanced attack. Lucas Relkin, Cole Fowler and Gavin Gray also scored, while Ryan Durkin, Braeden Doust and Grayson Burns each had two assists. The Brothers took 43 shots, while Clinton only managed 15, all of them stopped by Tim Decker.
Just behind New Hartford for the fourth and final Division II playoff spot, CBA/J-D resumes action on Friday, hosting Auburn, just as F-M, one point behind West Genesee in a tight Division I West race, hosts Ontario Bay.