The week saw the Jr. Sabres skate away with another three victories.
Up first the Jr. Sabres faced off against the Leamington Flyers on October 18th at home, with Leif Ekblad getting the start in net. Haeden Ellis put the Jr. Sabres ahead with a 1-0 lead to finish out the first period with assists from Ryan Shuler and Michael Kull. Beckett Hinchsliff quickly put the Jr. Sabres up 2-0 in the second period with assists from Zach Derito and Nick Shaw. The Flyers would then quickly bring the score back within one as they put one past Ekblad. Late in the third period Cameron Doran would put one in the net for the Jr. Sabres with assists from Danny Phelan and Dylan Mcfadden. This would seal the 3-1 victory for the Jr. Sabres with Ekblad stopping 19 of 20 shots.
Next up the Jr. Sabres were on the road on October 21st against the Mississauga Chargers, with Aiden McKenna getting the start in net. The Chargers would take the lead with a power play goal. Doran would answer for the Jr. Sabres to tie the game with assists from Tyler Isherwood and Michael Kull. The Jr. Sabres headed into the second period with the game tied at one a piece before Ellis would quickly put another on the board for the Jr. Sabres off an assist from Isherwood. The Chargers would tie the game back up on another power play goal before the Jr. Sabres would take control of the rest of the game. Ellis scored the eventual game winner on the power play with assists from Doran and Brody Seitz. Hinchsliff would score number four the Jr. Sabres with assists from Shaw and Carter Cwiklinski. Doran would score his second goal of the game, a power play goal, with assists from Mcfadden and Seitz to give the Jr. Sabres a 5-2 lead. Shaw would get his first OJHL goal to give the Jr. Sabres the 6-2 lead with assists from Hinchsliff and Cwiklinski. Klaassen would make it 7-2 on a power play goal assisted by Patrick Cole and Mcfadden. The Jr. Sabres headed into the third period with a solid lead before Seitz would extend the lead further on a power play goal with assists from Cole and Ellis. Cwiklinski would get another point with a power play goal assisted by Hinchsliff and Klaassen. The Jr. Sabres would head home with the 9-2 victory as McKenna made 27 saves.
The Jr. Sabres were back at home on October 22nd as the took on the Lindsay Muskies, with Ekblad getting the start in net. The first period was all the Muskies as they took a three goal lead. The Jr. Sabres headed into the second period down by three but showed they weren’t throwing in the towel. Cole would get the Jr. Sabres on the board with assists from John McLachlan and Isherwood. Michael Kull would bring the Jr. Sabres back within one assisted by Alex Perrault and Klaassen. The Jr. Sabres headed into the third period trailing by one before Isherwood would get a late goal for the Jr. Sabres to tie the game and force overtime. Isherwood was assisted by Cwiklinski and Kull. After a quiet first overtime the Jr. Sabres headed into the second overtime where they quickly ended the game on a goal by Kull and assisted by Isherwood and Shuler. The Jr. Sabres would get the 4-3 overtime victory as Ekblad made 25 saves.
The Jr. Sabres are now 11-5-0-1 for the season as they host the Collingwood Blues on October 25th.