BRAMPTON, Ont. - Charlie Graham made 35 saves as the Belleville Bulls completed a home-and-home sweep of the Brampton Battalion with a 2-0 win on Friday night in Ontario Hockey League action.
It was the 17-year-old's first career OHL shutout and he believes the accomplishment was a team effort.
“The guys in front of the net did a great job at letting me see the shots,” said Graham, who played in 12 games with the Bulls as a rookie in 2011-2012. “It was a low scoring affair and we were fortunate to get the win.”
Aaron Berisha and Sergey Kuptsov scored for the Bulls (4-2-1), who defeated the Battalion 2-1 in a shootout on Wednesday.
Berisha put the Bulls on the board at 17:33 of the first period, converting on a Scott Simmonds pass in front of the net. Kupstov made it 2-0 on the power play in the final minute of the second, finishing off a pretty passing play started by Joseph Cramarossa and Brendan Gaunce.
Brampton's (2-3-3) Matej Machovsky turned aside 21 of the 23 shots sent his way in a losing effort.
The Bulls went 1-for-3 on the power play while the Battalion failed to convert on three opportunities with the man advantage.