Special to The Standard
The Lindsay Muskies played a rare Tuesday morning game, as part of the Governor’s Showcase in Buffalo, against the Burlington Cougars. A late third period rally came up just short for the Muskies, as Burlington won the game by a score of 6-4.
The Cougars may have taken advantage of the fact the Muskies had travelled quite a distance to be playing in a 10:15 a.m. start, compared to the relatively short distance from Burlington, as Drew Goupille got the Cougars on the board just 1:51 into the match. The assists on that goal, the only one of the first period, went to Nick Guinta and Matthew Galli.
In the second, the Cougars looked to run away with the game, scoring four goals in thirteen minutes, to open up a 5-0 lead. First it was Mitchell Morrison from Brandon Bastasin and Josh Leblanc, at 2:07 on a power play. Then, at 8:09, it was Dennis Golovatchev from Curtis Anderson and Galli. Zac Elson made it 4-0, at 12:59, from Matt Goeree and Michael Boushy, then another power play goal, at 15:10, was scored by Josiah Degazon from Bastasin and Morrison.
The Muskies finally got on the board, when newly acquired defenseman Brandon Carr-Ansah scored his 3rd of the season, at 16:01, from Ryan Smith and Brock Traill.
In the third, it was Burlington that struck first, when Michael Miele scored, at 2:11, from Golovatchev and Galli. Then the Muskies seemed to get rolling. Erich Roeder scored his 1st of the year, an unassisted, and short handed goal, at 11:17. At 15:57, Noah Dollo notched his 1st of the year from Cam Robinson and Roeder, then, at 17:07, Brock Traill made it interesting, at 6-4 on his 1st, from Brendan Tomilson, but that’s as close as Lindsay would get on this day.
The next game for the Muskies is Wednesday night, at the showcase, as they take on the hometown Buffalo Jr. Sabres.