Empire JHL 2012/2013
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Buffalo falls apart in second, loses to Junior Bruins, 12-2
Story by Narrative Science.
The Buffalo Stars was within striking distance after one period, but Junior Bruins put the pedal down in the second en route to a 12-2 victory.
Zachary Byczko was all over the ice for Junior Bruins, as he grabbed two goals in the win. Byczko scored at 5:56 into the second period to make the score 2-0 Junior Bruins and again while 11:20 into the second to make the score 3-1 Junior Bruins.
Junior Bruins forced Buffalo's goalies to work all game long, getting 65 shots and forcing 53 saves. Thomas Brown made 38 stops and Alec Horwitz made 15. Junior Bruins found the back of the net more times than it usually has this season. Junior Bruins averages 4.8 goals per game.
Junior Bruins additionally got points from Michael Kantorski, who also tallied two goals and one assist, Ryan OToole, who also registered one goal and one assist, Zach Koonce, who also had one goal and four assists, and Vince DAmato, who also racked up two goals and two assists. Junior Bruins also had goals scored by Kyle Griffin, who had one and Robert Houghton, who had three. More assists for Junior Bruins came via Thomas Fahey, who had five, Alexander Pantalone, Kyle Webb, Jeremy Hannah, Benjamin Piecz, Anthony Galloway, and Daniel Resop, who contributed one a piece, and Jake McKinnon and Matthew Brett, who each chipped in two.
The Stars were led by Kyler Johnson, who registered one goal. Johnson scored 9:00 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Junior Bruins. Tyler States picked up the assist. Patrick Schmelzinger also scored for Buffalo. Other players who recorded assists for Buffalo were John Colvin, Michael Harris, and Leo Blore, who contributed one a piece.
Maxwell Barr recorded 19 saves for Junior Bruins. Junior Bruins incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors. Buffalo incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors.