Georgetown hangs on, beats Buffalo 3-1

Gavin Shantz gave the Georgetown Raiders the lead in the first period, and the Buffalo Jr. Sabres was never able to catch up in a close game that ended 3-1.

Georgetown took over the lead for good with a goal by Shantz at 1:00 in the first period. Anthony Marra picked up the assist.


The Raiders were paced by Eric Eustace, who racked up one goal. Eustace scored 10:41 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Georgetown. Marra provided the assist.

Georgetown’s offense rang up 34 shots on Buffalo’s net. Team’s forwards weren’t the only contributers offensively, and the team’s defensemen showcased their scoring touch with two goals.

Georgetown also got points from Steve Hladin, who also registered one goal and one assist. Other players who recorded assists for Georgetown were Liam ClareFrancois Cote, and Blake Jones, who contributed one each.

The Jr. Sabres managed to stay out of the box better than usual, totaling one minor for two minutes in penalty time. Buffalo ended up below its season average of 17.0 penalty minutes per game.

The Jr. Sabres were led by Tim Kielich, who scored the team’s only goal. Kielich scored 15:02 into the first period to make the score 2-1 Georgetown. David Baskerville picked up the assist.

The Raiders’ Jack LaFontaine stopped 14 shots out of the 15 that he faced. Georgetown incurred four minutes in penalty time with two minors. Nate Skidmore made 31 saves for Buffalo on 34 shots. The Jr. Sabres registered zero goals on two power play opportunities.