May 27 – The Saints hit the road, travelling to Oakville Saturday night for a date with the Buzz. Both teams were looking to bounce back into the win column. Dylan Munro got the call in goal for the Saints, while Aden Walsh started for the home side.
The Buzz got the early jump on the Saints. Kyle Kennery found the back of the net just 46 seconds in, quickly followed up by a power play marker from Adam Wolf just two minutes later. Kavin Pinnock cut the lead in half during a wild scramble in the Oakville zone that ended with him shooting on an empty net. The goal seemed to only spark the Buzz who reeled off four straight goals, including two on the power play, to extend the lead to 6-1. The Saints’ finally stemmed the tide with two minutes to play in the period. Brandon Tanacs found the back of the net and then Captain Eric Mawdsley buried his first of the night. The score at the break was 6-3 Buzz.
The second opened with the Saints on a five-minute power play and Mawdsley picked up right where he left off, wiring an outside shot for his second of the game. But penalties came back to bite the Newmarket again as Oakville scored its fourth power play goal to make it 7-4. Mawdsley got it back with his third on another power play, but it was short lived as Kennery answered a minute later to reestablish the three goal lead. The Buzz added another goal late to head into the intermission up 9-5.
The third was more of the same. Kennery bagged his fourth of the game on another power play under a minute in only to have Mawdsley fire right back with his fourth. The Buzz then turned it up, scoring three times in two minutes to make it 13-6. Mawdsley would net his fifth of the game on a great solo effort off a draw and Dougie Crawford added another, but it wasn’t enough as the Saints drop their second straight.
“Foul trouble early and often was the theme in that game," said Saints Head Coach, Dan Ransom Sr. "We can't give teams those type of opportunities, especially 5-on-3, and we will be more disciplined going forward, that's a must."
Final score: Buzz 13 – Saints 8.
Up next – A rivalry game as the Saints host the Ironheads. Plenty of playoff implications on the line. First faceoff is scheduled for 2PM at Ray Twinney Recreation Complex.