Hockey Wildcats return to top of state rankings

WG goes to 10-0 with wins over Canton, Potsdam

Wrapping up its two-week homestand, the Syracuse Cougars remained right on the Wildcats’ tails in Division I’s American Conference, continuing the early struggles of Cicero-North Syracuse with a 3-0 shutout on Friday afternoon.

Mired at 0-6-1, C-NS is far removed from the no. 1 state ranking it had in the 2012-13 season, and it was under constant attack in this game, too, as Syracuse peppered Brandon Gloska, who would have to make 48 saves to keep this game close.

Still, the Cougars got all of its goals in the first two periods, with Collin Thompson finding the net twice. Pat Farrell also had a goal as Mark Purcell and Nick Matro each had two assists. Mitch Laffin also had an assist as Sam Walsh stopped all 24 C-NS shots he faced.

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