The Kingston Voyageurs’ penalty kill was superb, as Kingston survived multiple penalties to beat the Buffalo Jr. Sabres, 5-1.
Referees had their hands full with a major incident at 10:46 into the second period. Four fighting penalties were dished out along with two game misconducts.
Kingston racked up the penalties in the contest, and ended with seven minors and two majors for 24 minutes in penalty time. The Voyageurs had been averaging 16.0 minutes in penalties per game. Kingston put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Buffalo to score on any of its seven power plays.
Kingston also got points from Josh Hicks, who also had one goal and one assist. Kingston also got a goal from Adam Moodie as well. In addition, Kingston received assists from Zachary Emelifeonwu, Michael Crocock, and Adam Brady, who each chipped in one and Ryan Watson and Matt Hoover, who contributed two each.
The Jr. Sabres were led by Tim Nicksic, who scored the team’s only goal. Nicksic scored 13:26 into the second period to make the score 1-1.
Matt Penta rejected 18 shots on goal for the Voyageurs. Kingston registered zero goals on one power play opportunities. Team’s Cole Bolton and Jaylon Gorman were slapped with misconducts and ejected from the game. Nate Skidmore made 22 saves for Buffalo on 27 shots. The Jr. Sabres ended with 14 minutes in penalty time with two minors and two majors. For Buffalo, Dan DeFranco and Ryan Kuhn were ejected from the contest.