CRAIG SCHROTER Special to The Standard
LINDSAY: The Lindsay Muskies got off to a good start, in Buffalo Sunday evening, but three Jr. Sabres power play goals helped to sink the Muskies by a score of 6-1.
In the first period, Buffalo started off with some good pressure, but, Sean Green held his ground in the Lindsay goal. The Muskies eventually got their feet under them, and started to apply some pressure of their own, which resulted in the games opening goal. Brock Traill scored his third of the season, off a scramble in front of Buffalo goalie Tucker Weppner, at 8:13, with the lone assist going to Cam Lamport. Before the period was over though, Erik Urbank responded for the home side, to tie the game at 13:58 from Brendan Dunning. Buffalo enjoyed the only power play of the period but were unsuccessful in scoring.
The Muskies started out the second with an excellent 2 on 1 opportunity, but Weppner made the save. From that point on it was all Buffalo in the period, as they outshot Lindsay by a count of 20-9, and outscored them. Michael Faliero scored on a power play at 7:25 from Andrew Pizzo, to put the Jr. Sabres up by one. A minute and a half later Adam Tretowicz scored from Urbank and Nick Alfieri, to make it 3-1. Then another power play goal, with just 25 seconds left in the period by Cameron Radziwon, made it 4-1. That goal was assisted by Aaron Reinig and Faliero.
The Muskies had an early power play chance in the third, and they did generate a few good chances, forcing Weppner into a couple of fine stops, but ultimately the Fish did not get any closer with the man advantage. The Buffalo power play continued to click just fine though, when Christian DeFelice scored at 9:08, from Reinig and Faliero. The Sabres kept pouring on the pressure, as Colton McKenna made it 6-1, from Pizzo and Matt Jakubowski at 10:19. As the game was winding down, a spear, by Buffalo forward Matthew Buchbinder, touched off a mêlée, that saw him eventually get filled in by Braeden Kublick. Buchbinder was tossed for the spearing major, and Muskies Captain Cam Lamport was also tossed for charging.
The next game for the Muskies is Friday night at home, when they host the Cobourg Cougars.
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