Justin Bailey had perhaps the best week for any of the players in the Buffalo Sabres system. The professional rookie had his first career three-point game on Saturday, notching two goals and one assist in Rochester’s 4-0 win at Binghamton.
In that win, Bailey and his linemates Tim Schaller and William Carrier combined for six points. For Carrier (two assists) it was his second-straight multi-point game.
It was a second straight multi-point game for Bailey as well who notched a goal and an assist on four shots in the Amerks’ 5-4 win in Syracuse Friday night. The Williamsville native has scored a goal in three straight games for Rochester giving him 10 goals and 13 assists this season.
The Amerks have won two straight since returning from the American Hockey League All-Star break and are 23-21-2-1 overall. They host Albany at 7:05 p.m. Friday in Blue Cross Arena.
Western Hockey League
Giorgio Estephan (Forward, Lethbridge) – The scoring will stop for a while for Estephan who suffered a suspected broken ankle on Tuesday in Kelowna. Reports say he went feet-first into the end boards in the first period and immediately grabbed an ankle. Officially Lethbridge has listed Estephan as out three to six weeks with a lower body injury. He ranked eighth in the WHL in scoring with 63 points (27 goals) in 51 games.
Brendan Guhle (Defenseman, Prince Albert) – He has 19 points on the season and was a minus-2 in a pair of wins for Prince Albert.
Brycen Martin (Defenseman, Everett) – Has a four goals and 27 assists on the season.
Devante Stephens (Defenseman, Kelowna) – Has two goals and five assists in 53 games for the Rockets.
Ontario Hockey League
Eric Cornel (Forward, Peterborough) – Has points in 10 of his last 12 games including a two-assist night in a 4-1 win over Hamilton on Thursday. He has 23 goals and 35 assists on the season.
Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
Vaclav Karabacek (Forward, Moncton) – Had a goal and assist in a 5-4 loss to Victoriaville on Friday. He has 10 goals and 10 assists in 32 games.
Will Borgen (Defenseman, St. Cloud State) – The freshman picked up his 10th assist for the Huskies in a 5-1 win against Miami (Ohio), setting up fellow Sabres draft pick Judd Peterson.
Christopher Brown (Forward, Boston College) – The freshman set up the game-winning goal for the Eagles in a 4-3 win against New Hampshire.
Ivan Chukarov (Defenseman, UMass) – On a three-game point streak with two goals and an assist.
Hudson Fasching (Forward, Minnesota) – The junior scored the opening goal in a 4-1 win over Penn State on Friday. On Saturday he picked up an assist on a shorthanded goal but was minus-2 in 5-3 loss to the Nittany Lions.
Anthony Florentino (Defenseman, Providence) – Assisted on the game-winning goal for the Friars in a 4-2 win over Maine. He has five goals and five assists this season.
Connor Hurley (Forward, Notre Dame) – The sophomore had an assist in Saturday’s 3-1 win over Vermont.
Jason Kasdorf (Goaltender, Rensselaer) – The senior has suffered three straight losses. This weekend he gave up two goals to St. Lawrence and three to Clarkson as his record slipped to 8-8-4.
Sean Malone (Forward, Harvard) – Has five goals and six assists in 20 games.
Cal Petersen (Goaltender, Notre Dame) – Made a total of 61 saves and let in two goals in a sweep of Vermont.
Judd Peterson (Forward, St. Cloud State) – The sophomore scored in 5-1 win over Miami (Ohio) to give him 13 goals and 20 points on the season.
Max Willman (Forward, Brown) – The sophomore had an assist in a 3-2 loss to Harvard and another assist in a 6-3 loss to Dartmouth.
Jonas Johansson (Goaltender, Almtuna IS) – Through 36 games has a 2.31 goals against average and a .918 save percentage.
Victor Olofsson (Forward, MODO) – Has 23 points with 12 goals in 39 games.
Gustav Possler (Forward, MODO) – Has six goals and 12 assists in 42 games.