Another Victory Week for the Jr Sabres (Week of 12/11)

BRANTFORD, ON - DECEMBER 14: Dylan Mcfadden #71 of the Buffalo Jr. Sabres celebrates the win as he exits the ice at the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre on December 14, 2023 in Ontario, Canada (Photo by Michelle Malvaso / OJHL Images)

The Jr. Sabres wrapped up another week with three more victories to extend their current winning streak to six with one game remaining heading into the holiday break.


The Jr. Sabres took on the Trenton Golden Hawks on December 13th at home in afternoon matchup, with Aiden McKenna getting the start. The Golden Hawks would score early to take a 1-0 lead. The Jr. Sabres would then go on to score three unanswered goals to take a 3-1 lead. The first goal came from Josh Przystal on the power play with assists from Jaden Ward and Tyler Isherwood. Brody Seitz would score the Jr. Sabres second power play goal assisted by Isherwood and Michael Kull. Tyler Samodral, who signed with the Jr. Sabres at the start of the week, would get his first goal with assists from Seitz and Alex Perreault. Heading into the second with the 3-1 lead, the Jr. Sabres would quickly extend the lead with a goal by Cameron Doran assisted by Dylan Mcfadden. The Golden Hawks would answer back with three goals of their own to tie the game back at 4-4. Isherwood would put one past the Golden Hawks goalie to give the Jr. Sabres a 5-4 lead, with an assist form Beckett Hinchsliff. The Jr. Sabres would hold off the Golden Hawks in the third period as they sealed the 5-4 victory.


Next up, the Jr. Sabres headed on the road on December 14th to take on the Brantford 99ers, with Dylan Grover getting the start in net. The first period would be quiet with the score remaining 0-0. Dylan Mcfadden would give the Jr. Sabres the 1-0 lead in the second period with an assist from Patrick Cole and Doran. The 99ers would quickly tie the game back up to start the 3rd period. The game remained tied until late in the third period when Mcfadden would seal the 2-1 victory with his second goal again assisted by Cole. Grover had 35 saves in net in his debut with the Jr. Sabres.


Saturday December 16th the Jr. Sabres were on the road to take on the Toronto Patriots, with Grover getting the start in net. The Jr. Sabres would take the 1-0 lead for the first period with a goal from Isherwood assisted by Gavin Klaassen and Kull. The Jr. Sabres would extend the lead to 2-0 with an unassisted goal from Doran. The Patriots would get on the board and bring the game back within one before Doran would get his second unassisted goal to extend the lead to 3-1. The Patriots would quickly score to make it 3-2 to end the second period. The Patriots would tie the game in the beginning of the third period. Mcfadden would get the ultimate game winner with a power play goal assisted by Ward. The Jr. Sabres would go home with the 4-3 victory as Grover made 15 saves.


The Jr. Sabres are now 20-12-0-2 and sit in fourth place in the West Conference. The Jr. Sabres, in their final game before the holiday break, will be at home on Wednesday December 20th to take on the Milton Menace at 7:45pm.