C-NS ice hockey rushes to 5-3 win over Liverpool

first_img Tags: C-NSice hockeyliverpool Glad that the snow stopped, the Cicero-North Syracuse and Liverpool ice hockey teams were able to resume their neighborhood rivalry amid the Northstars’ Opitmist Touranment.The showdown took place last Friday at the Twin Rinks, and it was C-NS emerging on top thanks to an offense that struck often in the early stages and then protected its lead on the way to beating the Warriors 5-3.During the first period, the Northstars three times put shots in the net, and then made it 4-1 early in the second period as Braylen Tuff took his turn earning a goal.That was enough of a cushion to withstand Liverpool’s late comeback, with goaltender Jordan Miller solid most of the way, stopping 28 of the Warriors’ 31 shots.Carter Wisely’s pair of goals paced a deep, balanced C-NS attack, with Nick Sciore earning three assists and Tyler Murray getting a pair of assists.Nick Tangretti and Braden Porter joined Tuff with single goals as Aidan Long, Holden Sarosy and Matt Cramer got single assists.For the Warriors, the three goals came from three different players – Cole Broughton, Matt Gagnon and Xavier Springer. Marco Palumbo, Connor Boland and Dylan Husted each had one assist.This followed a first-round game where Canandaigua overwhelmed Ontario Bay 9-0, and the Braves, meeting the Northstars in the championship game on Saturday afternoon, proved too tough here, topping C-NS 7-3.Liverpool, meanwhile, rebounded to rout Ontario Bay 7-1 in the consolation game, with Springer at the forefront thanks to his three-goal hat trick, plus an assist.Boland earned two goals and one assist, with single goals going to Gagnon and Broughton as Gagnon got two assists. Ellie Grinnals and Cory Grinnals had one assist apiece.C-NS is back on the ice Jan. 4 to host Ithaca, this after Liverpool would take on Cazenovia next Monday at Lysander Arena before a rematch Jan. 4 with Ontario Bay.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more

Lakers’ D’Angelo Russell will return once he’s “100 percent perfect”

first_imgThe shots hardly provided the same sort of theatrics Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell provided in what appeared to be the beginning of a breakout season.But as he has stayed sidelined this past week with soreness in his left knee, it appeared comforting that Russell could at least take stationary set shots following the Lakers’ practice on Saturday at their facility.In what marked his first public comments since having a non-invasive platelet-rich plasma injection on his left knee on Wednesday, Russell described his left knee as “better.” He started his rehab that currently entails pool and low-impact cardio exercises that focuses on strengthening his glutes.He will sit out for at least two more weeks, including when the Lakers (8-9) play host to the Atlanta Hawks (10-6) on Sunday at Staples Center. Russell plans to travel with the team this week in New Orleans (Tuesday), Chicago (Wednesday), Toronto (Friday) and Memphis (Saturday) to continue his rehab. Lakers coach Luke Walton believes forward Nick Young will return for Sunday’s game against Atlanta. After missing Friday’s loss to Golden State because of a sprain in the second toe of his left foot, Young participated in all of Saturday’s practice without any reported setbacks.Meanwhile, Walton expressed uncertainty if forward Julius Randle will play after missing the previous two games with a hip pointer. He tried to complete Saturday’s practice, but was held out for the second half. Randle stayed on the court after practice ended to participate in non-contact two-on-two and shooting drills with some of the Lakers’ assistants.“I hope he plays tomorrow, but we’re not going to rush him,” Walton said. “It’s not worth it. If he can’t go out and play the way he plays in being a dynamic playmaker and pushing the ball in transition and doing all those things for us, then it’s more important to get him more rest.”The Lakers still listed Randle and Young as both questionable. They also considered forward Larry Nance Jr. as probable after spraining his right thumb.The Lakers’ starting lineup appears unclear besides Young (shooting guard), Jose Calderon (point guard) and Timofey Mozgov (point guard). Walton admitted the Lakers coaching staff considered starting backup guard Marcelo Huertas in recent games along with Calderon to avoid disrupting the bench rotation. Instead, Walton decided to start Jordan Clarkson at shooting guard, rookie Brandon Ingram at small forward and sliding Luol Deng at power forward.Words of wisdomLakers forward Tarik Black spoke with LAPD officers and Washington Park Recreation Center basketball players on Saturday as part of the NBA’s Building Bridges with Basketball program.The Lakers hosted their third and final event on Saturday, which centered on hosting an open gym at their practice facility as a tool to unite members of the community and law enforcement. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img “Definitely don’t want to force anything back,” said Russell, who will be re-evalauted later in the week. “I feel like I got to be 100 percent perfect before I step back on the floor.”Russell reported he did not feel that way even before the 2016-17 season started. He said his knee felt “off and on,” though he “didn’t think it was anything serious.” Russell then experienced more pain last week whenever he planted his feet and made sharp movements.After sitting out last Friday against San Antonio, Russell played last Sunday against Chicago only to take most of his shots behind the perimeter because of continual knee discomfort. The Lakers have gone 1-2 in Russell’s absence, though he downplayed the potential disruption in both individual and team development.“I still feel like it can be done without me,” said Russell, who has averaged 16.1 points on 41.3 percent shooting and 4.8 assists. “I feel like I’m a piece of it. But I feel like it allows guys to step up. Guys have done a great job of doing that.”Injury updatelast_img read more