The Anaheim Ducks will host the winless Buffalo Sabres on Sunday evening at Honda Center. The Orange County team is 2-2-1 overall after losing 3-1 to the Colorado Avalanche on Friday in Denver.
Center Ryan Getzlaf may be out of the lineup for the fourth time in six games due to injury. Against Colorado, Anaheim suffered from not only too many penalties – 16 penalty minutes – but lost goalie John Gibson, who made 17 saves in the first period. He left the game with an “upper body injury” and is considered “day-to-day.”
Golden West College’s football team suffered its third straight defeat on Saturday, falling 39-7 to the Saddleback College Gauchos (5-1) in Mission Viejo. In the contest, which was the conference opener for both teams, the Rustlers (2-4) didn’t score until the last three minutes of the game, when Xavier Smith caught a 23-yard TD pass from Joe Pyle.
The green-and-gold is next back in action on Saturday, Oct. 21 against Palomar College at Escondido High School. The Comets are 4-2 after a 28-20 loss to Orange Coast College.
Panthers chew up Redlands
After opening the season with two straight losses, the Chapman University football team has reeled off three consecutive wins. On Saturday in Orange the Panthers defeat Redlands 45-26, improving their overall record to 3-2 and 3-0 in SCIAC play.
CU was led by Ricky Bautista, who passed for 414 yards and four touchdowns in the win. Joe Mudle ran for 121 yards on 223 carries, and Jacob Isabel caught 11 passes for 215 yards and three scores.
Next on the schedule is a road game on Oct. 21 at University of LaVerne (2-2). The Leopards were idle last week when Occidental College cancelled their game, citing a depleted roster.