Thursday, February 18th, 2010
Burfurd Bulldogs enter first-round playoffs on high note
The Buford Bulldogs will enter their first-round playoff series with Hagersville on a high note.
Wins over Wellesley and Lambeth this weekend pushed the Bulldogs' win streak to three with Game 1 Saturday in Hagersville.
Tyler Vandenbussche, Dallas Boakes, Tyler Maclaughun and Jim Salatas scored for Burford in its 4-3 win over Wellesley Saturday night.
The Bulldogs led 3-2 after the first period and made it 4-2 in the second period before the Applejacks cut the deficit to within one.
Each team registered 33 shots, with Mitchell Bleskie earning the win for Burford.
Wellesley went 1-for-4 on the power play, while Burford was held scoreless in six power plays.
Sunday against Lambeth, Burford trailed 4-1 and roared back with four unanswered goals to edge the Lancers 5-4 in the regular season finale.
Trailing by three goals in the second period, Boakes and John Slade each scored twice to give Burford the win. Boakes scored the winner with 6:24 remaining in the third period.
Jason Watson also scored for the Bulldogs, who converted on two of six power plays.
Lambeth led 3-1 after the first period and 4-3 going into the third.
Slavko Lysyk made 30 saves as Burford outshot Lambeth 39-34.
Burford (13-21-2) finished third in the McConnell Conference and will host Game 2 this Sunday and Game 3, Saturday, Feb. 27.
Both games are slated for 7:30 p.m.