Lakers, Oswego play to 0-0 hockey standoff

Tie keeps Skaneateles in Division II lead for now

— Izyk had the post to thank a little later before twice turning aside close range shots.

“(Oswego) is such a hard team to finish off,” Major said. “We gave it our best shot. We almost had them.”

Kupp finished with 18 saves. It was his ninth shutout of the season. “Ethan has a come a long ways,” Major said. “Big-time goalies make the big save when you need it and he did that. That’s a big step for him.

Izyk stopped all 30 shots he faced. “He was on his game, too," Major said.

When the final buzzer sounded, Skaneateles maintained its two-point edge over the Bucs. The Lakers are 10-1-2 and Oswego is 9-1-2, but the Bucs hold the tiebreaker edge over Skaneateles, having defeated the Lakers, 5-3 back in December.

Still, neither coach is paying much attention to the regular season title race.

“That’s not something we’re thinking about," Rozak said. "We have a lot of work to do. We’re just thinking about our next game.”

“We just have to worry about our next game,” Major said. “Wherever we end up. (that's where) we end up.”

Skaneateles (13-1-3 overall) returns to the ice Wednesday to host Clinton at 7:30, all while paying attention to what happens with Oswego as it takes on two other main contenders, New Hartford and Auburn, next week.

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