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Sarnia Pacers Jr B winning weekend results

June 4, 2012

The Sarnia Pacers came up with two big wins at home this weekend in Ontario Jr B Lacrosse action.


"They played hard, they're not quitting and not giving up." said Coach Kevin Huggett as the Pacers are now  3 and 12 for the season.


The first game the Pacers hosted Hamilton and won with a final score of 12 - 9.  In this back and forth game, Hamilton led 4 - 3 after the first, then Sarnia took a one goal lead after the second (9 - 8) and finished it off in the third with 3 goals to  Hamilton's single.


Hamilton opened the scoring with three goals before Sarnia's Liam Wright broke the streak.  Hamilton added another and Sarnia went on and scored two more with Liam Wright scoring his second and Kevin Conroy scoring the third goal.


In the second TJ Mara scored on the power play to tie things up only to have Hamilton take the lead :23 seconds later.  Conner Smith scored to tie things up once again.  Midway in the period Hamilton would regain the lead and Dan Charlton of Sarnia scored shortly after to even things.  Blair McFarlane scored for Sarnia to take the lead for the first time.  Hamilton went on and scored two goals the first on power p and the second shorthanded to take the short lead as Sarnia came back and scored back to back goals just :05 seconds apart at the end of the second period.


In the third Hamilton scored first to tie the game for the final time then Sarnia went on and scored three goals.  Dan Charlton scored what turned out to be the game winner and Dan Gawne and Kevin Hussey each added singles.


Justin Matthews earned the win in net for the Pacers.


In the second game of the weekend Sarnia hosted Niagara in a close match and won with a final score 10 - 9.  Sarnia led 4 - 2 after the first period and Niagara came back and tied things up in the second as the period ended with both sides even with a total of 5 goals each.  In the third Sarnia took a two goal lead then the two sides would share a pair of goals which left Sarnia still leading by two. Sarnia added their final goal for the 3 goal lead and Niagara would claw back and score twice.  In the final minutes Niagara would add the extra player but Sarnia held them off giving Sarnia their second win of the weekend.


"They gave the ball away too many times that makes it harder on themselves" said Huggett " however they played a strong third period and didn't quit.  The big thing is House [nickname for goalie Justin Matthews] played great last night and tonight who kept us in the game and stopped a lot of rubber "


Niagara outshout Sarnia 58 - 36 and went 1 for 4 in power play opportunities and Sarnia went 2 for 4.