The Jr. Sabres were unable to stop the Hurricanes from sending pucks towards the net, and Newmarket eventually piled up 33 shots on goal. The Hurricanes could not stay out of the penalty box, as the team accrued 24 minutes in penalties during the game.
Newmarket was helped by Anthony Salemi, who finished with one goal. Salemi scored on the power play 14:44 into the third period to make the score 4-4. The Hurricanes had gotten the advantage when Buffalo’s Daniel Lafontaine was sent off for cross checking. Mitchell Duggan assisted on the tally. Newmarket also got points from Ryan Shaw, who also had one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Others who scored for Newmarket included Curtis Harvey and Ryan Young, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for Newmarket were Nick Boddy, Brett Thomson, and Marty Lawlor, who contributed one each.
The Jr. Sabres forced Hurricanes’ goalies to work all game long, ripping 39 shots and forcing 35 saves. Tyler Richardson made 21 stops and Connor Ryckman made 14. Buffalo was ineffective while on the power play, as it was held to one goal off of nine man advantages. The Jr. Sabres struggled to stay out of the sin bin throughout the game as they finished the game with 22 penalty minutes for eight opposing power plays.
Buffalo also got a goal from Christopher Berger as well. In addition, Buffalo received assists from Ryan Kuhn, who had two and Max McCutcheon, Wilson Vershay, and Tim Kielich, who each chipped in one.
Buffalo’s Nate Skidmore stopped 29 shots out of the 33 that he faced.