The Oakville Blades were firing on all cylinders against the Buffalo Jr. Sabres, and when the final buzzer sounded Blades emerged with a 9-1 win.
Oakville was led by goalie Brendan McGlynn, who finished with 30 saves while allowing one goal. The solid play of McGlynn will be reflected in his goals against average, which pre-game was 3.13.
The Blades forced Buffalo’s goalies to work in net, taking 48 shots and forcing 39 saves. Nate Skidmore made nine stops and Alex Connal made 30. Oakville found the back of the net more times than it usually has this season. The Blades average 3.9 goals per game. Team’s forwards weren’t the only contributers offensively, and the team’s defensemen showcased their scoring touch with two goals.
Oakville was led by Matt Lippa, who had one goal and four assists. Lippa scored 8:37 into the second period to make the score 4-1 Oakville. Sean Kohler provided the assist. Oakville additionally got points from Tanner Shaw, who also racked up one goal and three assists, Kohler, who also tallied one goal and one assist, and Max Lindsay, who also registered two goals and one assist. Oakville also had goals scored by Brandon Hughes, Paul Butler, Matthew McLeod, and Jackson Bales, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for Oakville were Christian Rajic, who had two, Greg Campbell, who had four, and Tyler Burns, Tyler Rollo, and Ryan Garvey, who each chipped in one.
The Jr. Sabres’ offense rang up 31 shots on the Blades’ net.
Buffalo was led by Kenny Tencza, who scored the team’s only goal. Tencza scored on the power play 16:09 into the first period to make the score 3-1 Oakville. A tripping penalty on Butler had put the Jr. Sabres on the power play. Ben Casale picked up the assist.
Oakville incurred 12 minutes in penalty time with six minors. Buffalo incurred 22 minutes in penalty time with six minors.