The Minor Peewee took a tie and a win at home this weekend.
On Saturday the Minor Peewee faced Elgin Middlesex Chiefs, the first of their 2 home games this weekend.
The first period was dominated by Elgin with several shots on the Sting net resulting in the first two goals for the Chiefs. Lambton went into the second running on all cylinders and out for equalizing.
The first goal was scored by Dylan Riddell assisted by Nolan DeGurse bringing the game to 2-1 for Elgin. The game continued with great passing by the Sting and sharp defensive play from Kyle Kachan. Cory Smith took the puck and steams towards the Elgin net and scored a great unassisted goal tying up the game 2-2. Play moves onto the Lambton net and the Sting took a penalty. The Chiefs take advantage of the power play scoring their 3rd of the game. The Lambton boys play hard around the Middlesex net but just can't catch a break at the end of the second.
The Jr Sting head into the third down 3-2. The Jr Sting on the power play fired several shots at the Chiefs but just missed until Hunter Monkhouse took a shot and scored assisted by Jaxon Shelton and Ryleigh Vanderwal tying up the game to 3-3. Elgin fought for the win attacking the Lambton net, but goalie Luc Thorne-Smith kepts them out. Great defensive play by Ryan Barwitzki and Matt McIntyre.
On Sunday the Peewees faced the Windsor Spitfires.
After a disappointing loss when we last met the Spitfires, the Peewees came to the game with a win sharply set in their eyes. Play began in the Lambton end but the puck is re-directed by Matt McIntyre and together with Ryan Barwitzki and Nolan DeGurse they played a well coordinated play on the Windsor net. Another attack is set up by Hunter Monkhouse and Ryleigh Vanderwal took a shot. The Spitfires go on the attack and scored the first goal of the game. Good checking by Brandon Neelin keeps the puck in the Windsor end and after several attempts to remove it by the Spitfires, Hunter Monkhouse shot one in the net. Windsor grab a power play and attack the Lambton net again but are turned away several times. Good teamwork by Kyle Kachan, Nolan DeGurse, Dylan Riddell and Jaxon Shelton keep the pressure on in the final seconds of the first period.
Lambton head into the second tied 1-1 with the Spitfires still on their power play. They skated through and score their second. Steele Harris rocks the Windsor boys with some hard checking and Cory Smith along with Carson Perry make a good play on the Spitfire net but are unsuccessful. The Spitfires retaliate with shots on Thorne-Smith but with no luck. Despite great attempts to score by Lambton they head into the third period down 2-1.
The Sting came out hungry for a win in the third. Dylan Riddell seized a chance and skates the length of the rink straight through the Windsor boys and shot a beautiful unassisted top shelf goal taking the game to 2-2. Lambton grab another power play and Kyle Kachan fired one into the net assisted by Hunter Monkhouse and Carson Perry taking the Sting into the lead for the first time in the game. The Spitfires seek the tie and attack the Lambton net again landing themselves another penalty. The Sting power play boys lined-up a great play and Carson Perry assisted by Nolan DeGurse and Ryleigh Vanderwal scored Lambtons' 4th of the game. More great checking by the Lambton team but Windsor made a break and scored another goal. Kyle Kachan took the puck to the Spitfire end in an attempt to secure the win but with just over a minute of play left Windsor pulled their goalie to try and even the score. Lambton took a penalty and gave the Spitfires the two man advantage. Windsor took a shot but Luc Thorne-Smith maked the save. Lambton took another penalty in the final seconds giving Windsor a 6 on 3 advantage, but Thorne-Smith refuses to let the puck pass andthe Sting boys took control and the final whistle blew giving a much deserved win to Lambton.
Next weekend we face Elgin Middlesex at Komoka