continued Garrett Gray had also scored for B’ville, adding a pair of assists. Tretowicz, Mike Schneid, Matt Abbott and Carson Hayes notched one assist apiece. Carpenter, in defeat, recorded 27 saves.
On Monday, B'ville made up a previously postponed game with Rome Free Academy at Kennedy Arena, a rematch of last year's Section III Division I semifinal won by the Black Knights on that same ice.
Here, it would end in a 2-2 tie. Thanks to goals by Abbott and Matt Metcalf, the Bees took a 2-1 lead to the third period, but could not hang on as RFA pulled back even. Harper was brilliant in the net, stopping 33 of the 35 shots he faced, though the Black Knights' Justin Hussey and Cameron Mecca beat him for goals.
The Bees (4-2-2) are home Dec. 30 for a rematch with Watertown IHC, preceding a trip to Cicero Twin Rinks Jan. 2 to face Fayetteville-Manlius and a Jan. 4 visit to Fairport that sets up the Jan. 7 showdown at Lysander with defending Section III champion West Genesee.