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Sarnia Jr Sting Major Bantam AA Win Playoff Championship

March 29, 2012

The Sarnia Sting Major Bantam AA team was playing the Hamilton Reps in game three of the AA Playoff Championship Series. The Sting were up 4pts to 0pts on the Reps and swept the Reps with a home ice 5 - 0 victory.

When the puck dropped the Sting came out flying. There was no way the Sting were going to let the Reps ruin their day and that would hold true.

With the game barely a minute old Hamilton would get a too many men on the ice penalty and the Sting would capitalize on their opportunity with an early power-play goal by Sean Ginnell with Aiden Chapdelaine and Gage Riddoch picking up assists. Half way through the second period Sarnia would go on the power-play again but this time it was Drew Morgan sneaking down from the point for the one timer in the slot on a beautifully setup pass from Devin Butler and Austin Cooper as the first period would end with the Sting up 2-0.

Second period action had emotions running high as the Reps picked up the physical play but Sarnia was ready as both teams racked up twenty plus minutes in penalties. Sarnia would score the only goal of the second period as Kyle Adams would bury the puck on a pass from Aiden Chapdelaine and Sean Ginnell as the Sting headed into the dressing room with a commanding 3-0 lead.




As the teams hit the ice in the third period the Sting were all business knowing that they were only 15minutes away from the playoff championship. Sarnia kept the pressure on the Reps and continuously kept the opposition in their own end. Sarnia would get another power-play opportunity and would score their third power-play goal of the game as Ricky McPhail would snipe a beautiful shot just inside the post to give the Sting a 4-0 lead, Devin Butler and Jared Bourque picked up assists on the play. Several times throughout the game, Sarnia netminder, Riley Collins was called upon to preserve his own shut out. Late in the third period the Sting would hammer home the proverbial “nail in the coffin” as Devin Butler would score to make it 5-0 for the Sting with Austin Cooper getting the assist as the Sting would sweep the Hamilton Reps in three straight games giving the Sting the AA Playoff Championship to cap off a great season.