Sting travelled to London to face the first
place London Bandits Black in the opening game
of playdowns. The most important season of the
year, specifically post season has begun. Sarnia
heads into the play-offs on a bit of a roll,
playing undoubtedly their best hockey of the
Black have been pretty tough competition all
season for the Sting as Sarnia only has a tie in
their favor. This night was about to change all
the past. All coaches explained to the kids in
the dressing room, prior to puck drop, that a
new season has commenced and to enter the game
with a fresh approach.
to play and stormed into the first period with
continuous pressure dominating the Bandits.
Sting defender, Kristian Spitzig took the loose
puck, going end to end, and in dramatic fashion
fired the puck in what looked to be the opening
goal. The referee quickly called off the goal
stating it never crossed the goal line. This
scenario seemed to ignite the kids fury even
more and soon after Sarnia forward Cayden Wise,
would mimic the Spitzig rush and fire the puck
home on a beautiful wrist shot. London would
score, late in the period to even it out heading
into the second.
period opened with both teams searching for the
next lead. Some great scoring opportunities
arose on both ends of the rink but spectacular
goaltending prevailed. Sting goalie, Ian Stouth
made some huge saves throughout the game keeping
his team focused on their task at hand.
Unfortunately, at the nine minute mark of the
second, London would score to take a one goal
lead into the third.
not give up and continued taking the play to the
Bandits. Perseverance is usually rewarded in
hockey and this game would show no different.
Kristian Spitzig, still frustrated from his
denied opening goal, took things into his own
hands and with continued determination banged
home a loose puck tying the game at two's. The
game would end in a draw but Sarnia would
achieve great respect in this one. Strong
performances were evident by all Sting players.
The team is now undefeated in their last three
games hoping to continue with success.
Final Score: Sarnia Jr Sting Minor Atoms 2 -
London Bandits Black 2.
Next game is this Thursday evening vs. London
Bandits Orange @ Germain Arena.
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