The Buffalo Jr. Sabres’ Bryce Ferrell had a big offensive game, scoring two goals and contributing one assist in his team’s 5-1 win over the North York Rangers.
Ferrell scored on the power play at 14:37 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Buffalo and again while on the power play 10:38 into the third to make the score 2-1 Buffalo.
Buffalo forced North York goalie Gianluca Baggetta to work between the pipes, taking 32 shots.
Buffalo also got a goal from Tim Nicksic as well. More assists for Buffalo came via Aaron Reinig, Andrew Pizzo, and Griffin Lunn, who contributed one each and Zach Evancho and David Baskerville, who each chipped in three.
The Rangers were held below their usual level of production. North York puts an average of 3.4 pucks into the net per game. The Jr. Sabres’ defense shut down the Rangers’ forwards for much of the game, and North York got off only 14 shots during the contest.
The Rangers were led by Keegan Blasby, who scored the team’s only goal. Blasby scored on the power play 6:17 into the second period to make the score 1-1. North York had gained a power play chance when Ryan Wheeler was whistled for interference. Ryan Hunt assisted on the tally.
Buffalo’s Tucker Weppner stopped 13 shots out of the 14 that he faced. The Jr. Sabres incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors. Baggetta rejected 27 shots on goal for the Rangers. North York incurred 16 minutes in penalty time with eight minors.