The Buffalo Jr. Sabres’ Tim Nicksic had a big offensive game, scoring one goal and contributing two assists in his team’s 7-2 win over the Lindsay Muskies.
Nicksic beat Boyd Diclemente with a shot 1:09 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Buffalo. Aaron Reinig assisted on the tally. Nicksic dished an assist on Joshua Biasillo‘s goal that made the score 3-0 Buffalo at 9:42 into the first period. He added another helper on Griffin Lunn‘s goal that made the score 7-1 Buffalo at 11:32 into the second period.
Buffalo forced Lindsay’s goaltenders to work all game long, totaling 41 shots and forcing 34 saves. Diclemente made 12 stops and Graham Dynes made 22. The Jr. Sabres outdid their season average for goals scored. Buffalo averages 4.0 goals per game.
Buffalo additionally got points from Zach Evancho, who also registered one goal and two assists to lead the team in points. Others who scored for Buffalo included Christopher Berger, Wilson Vershay, and Brenden Dunning, who scored one goal each. More assists for Buffalo came via Evan Bennett, Mitchell Spring, Nicholas Bondra, and Bryce Ferrell, who each chipped in one.
The Muskies were often in penalty trouble, totaling nine minors and one major for 33 minutes in penalty time. The total exceeded the 20.0 minutes per game Lindsay had been spending in the box.
The Muskies were led by Kyle Diamond, who finished with one goal and one assist. Diamond scored on the power play 2:30 into the second period to make the score 4-1 Buffalo. Lindsay had gotten the advantage when the Jr. Sabres’ Ryan Wheeler was sent off for holding. Cedric Ralph provided the assist. Lindsay also got a goal from Nick Isaacson as well. Other players who recorded assists for Lindsay were Brandon Washer and Brock Traill, who contributed one each.
Buffalo’s Brian Kowalski stopped 28 shots out of the 30 that he faced. The Jr. Sabres incurred 14 minutes in penalty time with seven minors. The Muskies registered one goal on three power play opportunities. Lindsay ran into serious disciplinary problems during the contest, and Cameron Robinson was ejected from the game.