The Buffalo Saints 18U hosted the Pittsburgh Viper Stars today at the Nichols School and came away with a 3-1 victory. The game featured a great pace from the start with both goaltenders playing well. Pittsburgh opened the scoring in the first with two minutes remaining in the period when a defensive miscue left a player alone on the back post for the easy tap in. The second saw both teams trade scoring opportunities, but newither team could put one in the net. The Saints began to take over the game in the third period and were rewarded when Nick Smith scored on a rebound. Charlie Stein netted the eventual gamewinner when he deflected a Derek Marks shot past the Pittsburgh goaltender. Jack Faso sealed the game with an empty net goal with just over a minute to play. Brandon Mueller finished the game with 22 saves.
The same two teams meet again on Sunday, September 26 at 11:15am at Nichols.