continued When the Northstars went to Meachem Rink for that first meeting with Syracuse, it put together a tremendous all-around effort.
A merger of the Corcoran and Solvay sides of seasons past, Syracuse had proven its toughness in recent weeks by stunning West Genesee 1-0 in overtime at Shove Park on Dec. 19 and, a week later, taking Rome Free Academy to OT at Kennedy Arena before falling 4-3.
None of this mattered to the Northstars, who needed just 3:24 to move in front as Farabee scored. Then Hamilton dealt a big blow when he notched back-to-back goals 42 seconds apart to make it 3-0.
Two more goals early in the second period made it 5-0 before Syracuse finally got on the board with Matt Thompson’s goal. That didn’t deter C-NS much, though, as Farabee answered a minute later, fed by Hamilton, to earn his third goal and a hat trick.
It was 7-1 going into the third period, and the Northstars would continue to add to the margin. Farabee would have two assists to go with his three goals, matching the point total of Hamilton, who had two goals and three assists.
Fiume, the third member of that line, scored twice and added a pair of assists. Keyes and Curtis Howland both scored, too, with Doren, Ludden and Schilling earning one assist apiece.