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C-NS hockey stays atop state rankings

Northstars rip past Central Square, IHC

With 23 goals in two nights, C-NS got another chance to showcase its attack Friday, against Watertown IHC, and did so as it throttled the Cavaliers 10-2 for its 17th win in a row.

In this game, the production picked up as the night went on, from a 2-0 lead through one period to three goals in the second and a five-goal eruption in the final period.

Doren led the way with a season-best total of six points that included two goals and four assists. Hamilton also scored twice, with Merola, Fiume, Rush, Zach Sheridan, Matt Siegel and Noah Koening also getting goals. Rush and Ludden each got two assists.

Meanwhile, Liverpool, snowed out of last Tuesday’s game with West Genesee (it will get made up Feb. 8), returned to action Friday and took a 6-2 defeat to Fayetteville-Manlius at the Twin Rinks.

The Warriors’ playoff chances were hurt when the Hornets, led by Anthony Angello’s three goals and two assists, bolted to a 5-1 lead through two periods.

Even though Liverpool took plenty of shots, it could only manage goals by Alex Bittel and Kody Gaulke, with Nick Bittel and Rocco Leone earning assists. Steve Kozikoski made 28 saves, but F-M goalie Ben Napierala topped him, stopping 34 of the Warriors’ 36 shots.

Now three points out of a playoff spot, Liverpool faced a must-win scenario Monday at Meachem Rink when it faced Syracuse before hosting Cortland-Homer Thursday night.

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