The Bantam Jr. Sting team went undefeated in round robin play at the 2013 Nations cup before bowing out to Shattuck St. Mary's in the tournament final game 4-2.
The Sting started the tournament with a hard fought 0-0 tie against the #4 US ranked St. Louis Blues . In a game that could of gone either way both teams would be proud of the way their teams played. Anthony Hurtubise was amazing in between the pipes earning the shutout.
In the second game having lost last year 6-0 , you can understand the swagger the team from Chicago came to the rink with for the second game Friday. They would leave happy to escape with a 3-3 tie. Chicago opened the scoring early in the contest , but the Sting showed their character by coming back to tie the game in the first on a goal mouth scramble by Curtis Helps with the assist going to Brock Perry and Franco Sproviero. The boys would continue to take it to their opponents in the second on a goal from Jarett Marks assisted from Dawson Vautour. The Sting would increase their lead in the third with an Isaac Mclean goal assisted by Ryan Greenaway and Ethan Dupont. With less than 5 minutes remaining the boys from Chicago showed why they are ranked #7 in the U.S by scoring 2 late goals to tie the game. Kaden Fulcher showed no signs of rust by making many big saves this game.
In game three the Jr Squad started the game slowly but would eventually pull away from Team Illinois for a 3-1 victory. Scoring for the Sting were Jarret Marks , Franco Sproviero, and Isaac McLean. Helpers would go to Brock Perry and Alec Dekoning.
Needing a win against the tough Indiana Ice team , the Sting found themselves down early 2-0 in their fourth game of the tournament. After all the players on the ice from both teams would go to the sin bin serving roughing penalties , the Lambton boys would not be denied. They would score 3 unanswered goals to pull out the win 3-2. Marks , Sproviero, and McLean would provide the scoring with assist going to Perry and Dekoning.
In the Championship game with their #1 finish for Team Canada in the round robin play , the Lambton Team would anchor Team Canada in the last game of the tournament with the winning team bringing home the Nations cup. Nobody was expecting the Lambton Sting to put up much of a fight against the #2 US ranked Shattuck St. Mary's Team from Minnesota . That is why they play the game. After an inspirational pre game speech from a guest speaker , the Lambton boys were as pumped up as they have ever been. The Sting would spot St Mary's a 2 goal lead half way through the second period before Jarrett Marks would find the back of the net unassisted . With the Sting now believing they could play with the St. Mary's club , Issac Mclean would put one between the goalies legs on a wrist shot assisted by Alec Dekoning and Brett Barnes. The boys came out of the intermission break ready for action , but an early St. Mary's goal would put them down 3-2. The Lambton team gave it their all to tie the game , but a late Shattuck goal would ice the contest 4-2 .