The Buffalo Jr. Sabres close out the 2015-2016 OJHL regular season with a final record of 33-17-1-3 and 70 points.
During the regular season, the Jr. Sabres went 16-8-1-2 at their home rink of HARBORCENTER in downtown Buffalo.
The Jr. Sabres also went 17-9-0-1 on the road and overall, finished the regular season with a plus-67 goal differential.
Captain Zach Evancho led the Jr. Sabres with 80 points in 52 games over the course of the regular season. Evancho’s 31 goals and 49 assists are both career-bests and led the team in those respective categories as well.
Evancho registered at least a point in 38 games this season and had 23 multi-point games this season, including a six-point night in the 11-4 win over Mississauga on November 25.
Evancho is set to join Army West Point in his future.
Forward Tim Nicksic finishes the regular season with 60 points in 53 games, including 21 goals and 39 assists.
Nicksic nearly triples his point total from last season (21) in one less game, more than tripling his 12 assists into 39 this season. He also notched a career-high 21 goals, including six on the special teams.
His season is highlighted by a nine-game point streak from January 10 through February 6 that saw Nicksic register seven goals and 14 assists.
Both Evancho and Nicksic each had four game-winning goals this season. Only Josh Biasillo (5) had more.
Christopher Berger, a Brown University commit, also registered career-highs in goals (19), assists (33) and points (52) this season as he finished the regular season third on the team in scoring.
Berger’s seven power-play tallies were second on the team only to Evancho (10), and he also added three game-winners and two shorthanded goals.
Tucker Weppner finishes the regular season with a record of 201-5-1-1. He played over 2,125 minutes of ice time and ended the season with a .900 save percentage.
Weppner’s 2.71 GAA lands him in the top 10 among OJHL goaltenders this season with just under a week to play for the rest of the league.
Brian Kowalski ended the regular season with a 3.50 GAA and .884 save percentage, going 13-5-0-1.
The Jr. Sabres’ season was highlighted by a 10-game winning streak that lasted from November 23 through December 30.
Buffalo closed out the regular season on a two-game winning streak, with victories over Georgetown and Mississauga.
Another monumental moment for the Jr. Sabres was back in the early portion of the season when Buffalo hosted the OJHL Showcase at HARBORCENTER.
Playoff information should be available in the coming days as the OJHL finishes out its regular season schedule.