A stellar performance between the pipes by Nate Skidmore helped the Buffalo Jr. Sabres defeat the Stouffville Spirit, 2-1.
The Jr. Sabres’ penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on five Stouffville power plays.
Buffalo additionally got points from Kielich, who also registered one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. In addition, Buffalo received assists from Wilson Vershay, David Baskerville, and Bray Crowder, who contributed one each.
Stouffville excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in six chances. The Spirit were held below their usual level of production. Stouffville puts an average of 3.7 pucks into the net per game.
Skidmore recorded 28 saves for Buffalo. The Jr. Sabres incurred 14 minutes in penalty time with seven minors. Stouffville’s Conor McCollum stopped 27 shots out of the 29 that he faced. The Spirit incurred 16 minutes in penalty time with eight minors.