The Mississauga Chargers rallied from four goals down to secure a 6-5 win over the Buffalo Jr. Sabres.
Mississauga never led in the game until netting the game winner. The Chargers was down 4-0 after a goal by Buffalo’s Darren McCormick at 16:17 in the first period. Mississauga knotted things up at 5-5 on a goal by Joseph Molinaro at 18:28 in the third period. The Chargers netted the game winner at 19:00 in the third period on a goal by Molinaro.
Vince Figliomeni was all over the ice for Mississauga, as he tallied two goals and one assist in the win. Figliomeni scored the first of his two goals at 11:40 into the second period to make the score 4-3 Buffalo. Figliomeni’s next tally made the score 4-4 with 3:40 left in the third period. Molinaro picked up the assist.
The Chargers surpassed their usual scoring output this season. Mississauga averages 3.0 goals per game.
Mississauga additionally got points from Trevor Warnaar, who also tallied one goal and one assist, Molinaro, who also finished with one goal and one assist, and Ayrton Valente, who also racked up one goal and one assist. Mississauga also got a goal from Galli Austin as well. More assists for Mississauga came via Ryan Hunter and Nick Tetley, who contributed one a piece.
The Jr. Sabres were led by Michael Ederer, who registered two goals and one assist. Ederer scored the first of his two goals on the power play at 12:21 into the first period to make the score 3-0 Buffalo. Buffalo had gained a power play chance when Patrick Mooney was whistled for checking from behind. McCormick assisted on the tally. Ederer’s next tally on the power play made the score 5-4 Buffalo with 3:00 left in the third period. Pat Egan picked up the assist. Buffalo also got points from McCormick, who also had one goal and one assist, Tony DeVito, who also grabbed one goal and one assist, and Ryan Kuhn, who also finished with one goal and one assist. Other players who recorded assists for Buffalo were Ben Casale, Tim Kielich, Dylan Howatt, and Nick Smith, who each chipped in one.
The Chargers’ Alex Lepore stopped 24 shots out of the 29 that he faced. Mississauga incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors. The Chargers ran into serious disciplinary problems during the contest, and Mooney was ejected from the game. Brandon Mueller rejected 18 shots on goal for the Jr. Sabres. Buffalo incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors.