Buffalo Jr. Sabres vs. Georgetown Raiders
Ontario Junior Hockey League
Monday September 30, 2013
Northtown Center at Amherst
Buffalo Jr. Sabres 5, Georgetown Raiders 2
AMHERST – Rookie Nathan Black’s first-ever goal in Junior A hockey proved to be the game winner as the Buffalo Junior Sabres closed out their Septemberon Monday night with a 5-2 win over the Georgetown Raiders at the Northtown Center at Amherst.
The Raiders scored the first goal of the game at the 9:38 mark of the first period, with Liam Board getting the goal.
Buffalo responded with the next four goals, beginning with Nick Smith’s second goal of the season at the 13:40 mark of the first, assisted by Josh Gabriel.
Darren McCormick scored the go-ahead goal on the power play at the 7:26mark of the second period, assisted by Pat Egan. Black’s goal then came unassisted at the 12:07 mark of the second.
Nick DeSimone increased the lead to 4-1 in favor of Buffalo at the 8:48 mark of the third period, assisted by Nolan Sheeran.
The Raiders got one back on the power play with 5:28 left in the third, scored by Richard Court. Buffalo got the last goal when, with Georgetown’s net emptied for an extra skater, Michael Ederer picked the puck off the stick of a Georgetown defenseman and coasted in to score his fifth goal of the season, unassisted.
Jr. Sabres goaltender Joseph Pianta stopped 23 shots for his fifth win of the season.
The Jr. Sabres (5-1-1 OTL) next host the Newmarket Hurricanes at the Northtown Center at Amherst on Wednesday, October 2 beginning at 7:30 p.m.