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Horton leads hockey Warriors past B'ville

Liverpool stops Bees for first time in eight years

Liverpool forward Kody Gaulke (11) watches his shot fly past Baldwinsville goaltender Nick Harper (31) for the clinching goal in last Tuesday night’s game, which the Warriors won 3-1, the first time it has prevailed over the Bees in eight seasons. Gaulke also assisted on one of Dalton Horton's pair of goals.

Liverpool forward Kody Gaulke (11) watches his shot fly past Baldwinsville goaltender Nick Harper (31) for the clinching goal in last Tuesday night’s game, which the Warriors won 3-1, the first time it has prevailed over the Bees in eight seasons. Gaulke also assisted on one of Dalton Horton's pair of goals. Scott Thomas

— Both sides entered the third period with renewed energy - and then Horton immediately took it away from the Bees. Just 22 seconds into the final frame, Horton, situated in front of the net, redirected Kody Gaulke's pass and put in the go-ahead goal.

Not done yet, Horton returned to deliver an insurance goal with 4:50 play, this time passing from the wing to Gaulke, who scored. B'ville would earn a penalty shot with 1:01 left, but Kozikoski forced Gray to shoot it high over the net. All told, Kozikoski made 31 saves, eight more than Harper.

As high as things were after this win, they nearly crashed for Liverpool in Friday night’s game against its other neighbor and rival, Cicero-North Syracuse, but the Warriors rallied in the third period to rescue a 2-1 victory over the Northstars.

Against the same C-NS side it routed 5-1 back on Dec. 11 at the Twin Rinks, the Warriors’ attack went cold in the first two periods. Despite dominating the flow of play, Liverpool got nothing past Northstars goalie Brandon Gloska, who would finish with 40 saves.

Meanwhile, C-NS inched into a 1-0 lead thanks to Ben Cummings’ second-period goal, assisted by Noah Koening and Chris Schneid, and as they headed into the final period, the Northstars, who entered the game with a 2-10-1 record, were on the brink of a big upset.

But the Warriors spoiled those plans. Twice in those last 15 minutes, Liverpool got shots past Gloska as J.T. Muolo earned assists on the goals from Horton and Tom Bianchi and Terzini also managed an assist.

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