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Sarnia Pacers Jr B lost in Overtime

May 23, 2012

The Sarnia Pacers just couldn't get the breaks last night after taking a 12 - 11 loss in overtime against the Windsor Clippers in Ontario Jr B Lacrosse league action.  There were a few questionable calls or calls not made that could have made the difference. 

"I don't want to use the referees as the scape goat you have to play over them," said coach Kevin Hugget. "At times we showed brilliance and  other times they weren't very smart. And bad breaks, like Cody's stick, a 3 on 1 and the head on his stick comes off, talk about tough luck".

Windsor led 4 - 2 after the first and the game was tied 6 - 6 at the end of the second.  In the third period both teams scored 4 goals each sending the game into overtime. Kevin Conroy scored five of the Sarnia goals in regulation time, Conner Smith scored two goals and singles by Kevin Hussey, TJ Mara and Chad Zonneville. 

In the 10 minute overtime Sarnia scored first on a goal by Dan Charlton to take the lead at 1:37.  At 3:13 Windsor evened the game once again and with :30 seconds remaining Windsor scored and held on to take the win.

Justin Matthew took the loss in net for the Pacers playing outstanding with 54 shots on net and making 42 saves.  Kyle May earned the win with 40 shots on goal for 29 saves.  Windsor went 4 for 8 on the power play, Sarnia went 2 for 8.

The Pacers are now half way through the season with 1 win and  9 losses. "We are just going to keep plugging away with our program and hopefully they'll learn that there are some things you just have to do, but we'll just continue to work hard," said Hugget.

The Pacers are back on the road to finish the week off with a game in London on Friday and Elora on Saturday.  Next home game is on Wed May 30 when they host London.  Game time 8:00 pm at Clearwater.