Hockey Lakers take home loss to Oswego

Bucs score twice late in third period, prevail 4-2

— Though still trailing 2-1, Skaneateles took all the momentum into the third period and continued its all-out push, which paid off when Major created a three-on-one break that Raymond Falso cashed in for the tying goal with 10:29 left.

Roaring with confidence, the Lakers spent the next four minutes peppering the Bucs' net, getting lots of open shots, but getting stopped every time as Oswego goalie Ray Donovan worked his total to 20 saves.

Finally, the Bucs cleared it out, and suddenly Nate Schultzkie burst into the Lakers' end, beating a defender and then forcing a shot past Oschner with 6:25 to play.

Going against the flow of play, that breakaway goal left Skaneateles in catch-up mode again, but its chances got sidetracked by a boarding penalty in the waning minutes, and before it could get the extra attacker, Hunter Izyk put in an empty-net goal with 29 seconds left to clinch Oswego's victory.

Two nights later, Skaneateles not only stepped out of league play to take on Salmon River, it also went back in time, playing a rare home game at the old Austin Park Ice Pavilion.

Not only was it nostalgic, it was also a terrific game, the two sides going back and forth all night long and ultimately settling nothing in a 3-3 tie.

Each of the three periods of regulation was the same. One side would score, and then the other would find the net – nothing more, nothing less. They would also have the same total in the overtime period, as neither side was able to win it.

Falso carried the Lakers’ attack, as he scored twice and assisted on the other goal, by Matt Benson. Major, Owen Kuhns, Reece Eddy and Briggs Carter each had one assist as Jarrett McDonald played most of the game in the net, recording 21 saves.

Skaneateles headed back to the more modern setting of Allyn Arena Tuesday night to face Division II newcomer Cortland-Homer before paying a Friday-night visit to Whitesboro.

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