The Lady Sting Midget A team has started the season on a strong note going 2-1-1 in the first couple weeks of their LLFHL season.
Oct 13 – Woodstock 4 Sarnia 2
The girls travelled to Woodstock to open their season and came out of the gate strong jumping out to an early 2-0 lead on goals by Averey Devereaux and Ashley Williams who also picked up an assist each. Woodstock would battle back and never quit scoring 3 unanswered goals and then getting an empty net goal to complete the comeback. Coach Baker felt the Sarnia girls played well but our timing seemed to be off a little. It was one of those games that pucks just didn’t bounce our way. The Sarnia girls had a number of chances to put the game away and just couldn’t find the back of the net.
Oct 14 – Sarnia 1 Waterloo 1
The Lady Sting Midget A bounced back after the Friday night upset in Woodstock with a very strong game against a very fast Waterloo team. Marjorie-Ann Hurtubise put Sarnia up early in the 2nd period with a power play marker. Assists on the play went to Alice Huber and Carly Stamm. Madison Baker had a strong game in goal turning aside many Waterloo chances. Waterloo were finally able to beat Baker midway through the 3rd period after some extended pressure in the Sting zone. Again all the girls played very well and battled beginning to end to secure the single point.
Oct 19 – Sarnia 3 Belmont 1
With a Friday night home game the Lady Sting played host to the Belmont Blazers. The Lady Sting stuck to the game plan and came out of the gate fast and hard, creating many early chances. Naomi Parsons from Carly Stamm got the Lady Sting on the board first only to have Belmont tie the game on a power play marker before the end of the 1st. The teams traded chances throughout the 2nd period before Marjorie-Ann Hurtubise sprung Jenelle Labadie in on a breakaway late in the period. Jenelle made no mistake beating the goal and sending the girls to the dressing room after the 2nd period buzzer with a 2-1 lead. Naomi Parsons, from Averey Devereaux, would net her second of the game half way through the 3rd period to seal the victory. Jordan Henry shut the door to secure the win in net.
Oct 21 – Sarnia 2 Stratford 1
On Sunday October 21st the Lady Sting made the long trip to Stratford to face the first place and undefeated Aces. The girls came out strong again and looked determined to complete the weekend sweep. The Lady Sting jumped out to a 1-0 lead midway through the 1st period on a power play marker. Jenelle Labadie redirected an Alice Huber shot from the point with Alex Godfrey also getting an assist on the play. Both teams continued to trade chances throughout the game, Stratford would even things up on a controversial goal late in the 2nd period. Although all 3 officials on the ice did not see the puck kicked into the net video footage would later verify it was indeed kicked into the goal. The Lady Sting did not let this little set back get to them and continued to press. Very late in the second period Alex Godfrey on a nifty break out play would send Jenelle Labadie and Lauren Wilson on a 2 on 1. Jenelle carrying the puck wide was able to pull the lone defence and feed a slick pass over to Lauren. Lauren Wilson made no mistake on the play, beating the goalie glove side with a great shot just under the cross bar. The girls came out in the third period and worked very hard to maintain the lead and capture the 2 points. Madison Baker was very strong between the pipes all game long stopping many Stratford chances including a breakaway late in the third period to secure the win. The victory leaves the Lady Sting sitting in second in the standings.
The girls are on the road this coming Saturday October 27th, with an afternoon trip to Brantford to face the Ice Cats. They will then host Woodstock the following weekend at home on Sunday November 4th @ The RBC Centre. Puck drop is 4:15pm.