The Burlington Cougars relied on the scoring touch of Chris Cobham, who netted two goals, to beat the Buffalo Jr. Sabres, 3-1.
Cobham’s tallies came on the power play at 3:04 into the second period to make the score 1-1 and 6:45 into the third to make the score 2-1 Burlington.
Buffalo was stymied by Burlington’s netminder Austin Washkurak, who stopped 25 shots during the victory. The solid play of Washkurak will be reflected in his goals against average, which pre-game was 3.37.
The Cougars excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in three chances. Burlington kept the Jr. Sabres’ goalie busy throughout the game, and Tucker Weppner made 28 saves on 31 shots.
Buffalo’s offense operated below its season average. The Jr. Sabres average 3.9 goals per game.
The Cougars totaled 15 minutes in penalty time with five minors and one major and went 1-for-2 on the power play. For Burlington, Tyler Riterwas ejected from the game. The Jr. Sabres ended with 23 minutes in penalty time with four minors and one major. Buffalo ran into serious disciplinary problems during the contest, and Bryce Ferrell was ejected from the game.