Now the Lakers met host Queensbury in Saturday’s final, and fell behind early. But a big second period, fueled by Cooney, was enough to give Skaneateles a 3-2 victory.
Though it trailed 1-0 in the first intermission, the Lakers kept calm, and in the second 15 minutes got to Queensbury for all three of its goals to roar in front 3-1.
Cooney had a part in each of the scoring plays, getting goal and assisting on tallies by Hill and Mitchell Jones, with Sam Clymer joining Jones with one assist apiece.
Protecting that 3-1 lead in the third period, the Lakers gave up a goal, but held on behind Kupp and his 12 overall saves.
League play for Skaneateles commences with Wednesday night’s home opener against Fulton at Allyn Arena, followed by a Friday-night trip to Whitesboro.