And there it would stay, through a scoreless third period and five minutes of OT, Syracuse again thwarted by a strong effort from the opposing goalie, in this case the Warriors’ Steve Kosikoski, who finished with 41 saves.
Walsh stopped 27 of the 30 shots he faced, but Kody Gaulke still beat him twice and Tyler Garofalo got a goal for Liverpool. Collin Thompson and Liam Barry each gave the Cougars one goal and one assist, while Sean Eccles earned the other goal and Jared Ristoff added an assist.
Winless in its last three games, the Cougars have another tough home game next Wednesday, against Watertown IHC. A Friday trip to Ithaca precedes the Jan. 29 showdown with West Genesee at Meachem.