The Lakers gave themselves a chance to clinch the league crown with a 7-1 win over Clinton on Wednesday. Skaneateles raced to a 5-0 lead after two periods over their long time rival and coasted home.
Jones and Connor Hill led the winners, each with two goals and one assist. Tom Bronk, Taylor Haberstock, and Tyler Stanton earned single goals. Strods, Sam Clymer, Jack Fabrizio, Owen Kuhns and Josh Kuhns had assists.
Saturday’s result allows the Lakers to breathe a little easier going into Wednesday’s regular-season finale at Auburn. But Major said his squad won’t be taking it easy, especially with Auburn trying to improve its own playoff seeding.
“It’s a rivalry," he said. "We never want to lose to Auburn. We’ll put our best foot forward.”