Cicero-North Syracuse ice hockey scores 10 points in season debut – eagle news online
ONONDAGA COUNTY – Where they started, the ice hockey teams of Cicero-North Syracuse and Liverpool seemed to be heading in very different ways, only to change by the time they were in December.
The Northstars were ready to go when they traveled to Ithaca for Tuesday’s season opener at Cass Park. Hitting double digits on the scoreboard, C-NS beat Little Red 10-3.
A five-goal first period set the tone and the Northstars rarely gave up, seeing Emmit Porter leading the way as he amassed four assists to complete his pair of goals. Braden Porter had three assists.
Tanner Long has scored twice and had two assists, while Tyler Milewski has also scored two goals. Andrew Davis had a goal and an assist as Drew Matyasik, Hayden Scott and Nick Tangretti also found the net. The assists went to Noah Degan and William Madely.
It was much different in the north, where Liverpool faced Ontario Bay the same night and were sidelined in a 5-0 loss to the Storm.
James Welch, attacked all night, finished with 38 saves, but Ontario Bay had two goals from Zach Belvins and two assists from Owen Newton. Each of the Warriors’ 16 shots was stopped by Collin Bennett.
Returning to the State Fair Coliseum on Friday, Liverpool faced Mohawk Valley and reversed it, winning 2-1 over the Raiders.
Cole Broughton’s goals in each of the first two periods produced a 2-0 advantage as Matt Markusz assisted on those goals and Brayden Cheevers had an assist as well. Despite a third period goal from the MV’s Trevor Dziedzic, the Warriors held on, Welch stopping 24 of 25 shots.
C-NS, meanwhile, met Auburn at Casey Park on Thursday night and lost 6-3 to the Maroons. After falling 2-0, the Northstars scored twice in the second period to approach a goal, 3-2, but Auburn retired late.