The Buffalo Jr. Sabres look to extend a six-game winning streak tonight as they host the Wellington Dukes at the First Niagara Rink at HARBORCENTER (7:35 pm).
Tonight’s game is the second and final game of the Buffalo Jr. Sabres Toy Drive. Fans are asked to consider bringing a new, unwrapped toy for donation to Roswell Park and Carly’s Club. Fans who bring a toy will receive a free admission ticket for a future Jr. Sabres game.
The Jr. Sabres are coming off a pair of wins over the Toronto teams this past weekend. They captured a 6-2 victory over the Jr. Canadiens on Sunday after a 4-1 win over the Patriots Saturday. Buffalo’s last home game was exactly a week ago, when they pulled off a last-minute 4-3 win over the North York Rangers.
The six-game winning streak has also included victories over the Pickering Panthers, Mississauga Chargers and Orangeville Flyers. The Jr. Sabres are undefeated in the month of December and haven’t suffered a loss since November 21.
The Dukes are coming off a 3-3 double-overtime game against the Georgetown Raiders on Saturday. They previously fell to the Pickering Panthers on Friday by a score of 5-4.
Heading into tonight’s game, multiple Jr. Sabres players have three-game point streaks. Captain Zach Evancho has registered eight points (4-4) in the last three games, and overall has registered 50 points (20-30) in 34 games this season.
Chris Berger has seven points (3-4) in the last three games, part of the 31 points (14-17) he’s registered in 25 games this season.
David Baskerville has six points (2-4) in the last three games and is second in scoring on the Jr. Sabres with 37 points (15-22) in 33 games this season.
Aaron Reinig also has a three-game point streak going, with four points – all assists – in that time.
Dukes forward Luc Brown leads Wellington with 53 points on the season, also leading the team in goals (25) and assists (28). Ben Sokay has 33 points (19-14) in 31 games, while Dylan Mascarin has 29 points in 25 games.
Tonight’s game is the last home game for the Jr. Sabres before the holiday break; they’ll play at Milton on Friday and then have off until the 29th. The Jr. Sabres then close out the calendar year with home bouts against the Toronto Jr. Canadiens and Oakville Blades.