True, Cazenovia got on the board in the first period – but F-M did so three times. When it needed to rally, the Lakers instead hit a mid-game drought, and the Hornets took full advantage, stretching the margin to 4-1, and the single Laker tally in the final period proved far from enough.
Graham Demo and Will McCrink had the Lakers’ goals, while Billy Rankin picked up an assist. Between them, Mario Benedetti and Cameron Fry made 22 saves as F-M’s Darren Dunewold stumped them throughout the night, earning a three-goal hat trick, plus an assist.
The Clinton win revived the Lakers’ spirits, and it gets two more times to play at home at the IcePlex this week when Oswego and CBA/Jamesville-DeWitt visit.