The Sarnia Jr Sting Minor Peewee continue their winning streak with a 7-1 victory over the London Bandits.
The Sting braved the high winds of Hurricane Sandy along Highway 402 on a Monday evening trip to London to face off against the London Bandits. This was the second meeting with the London Bandits in the past four days.
Unfortunately, for the Bandits, Hurricane Sandy wasn't the only storm to hit London as the Jr Sting crippled the Bandits in the opening moments of the game with a potent storm of their own. The Jr Sting opened the game by scoring three goals in the opening 2:20 of the game. The first goal was scored by Colin Zimmer and assisted by Cole Goossens. The second goal was a reversal of the first with Colin Zimmer returning the favour, assisting on a goal by Cole Goossens. Colin Zimmer decided that he didn't require any assistance from Goossens on the third goal as he fired a top shelf, unassisted, wrist shot past the Bandits goalie. Andrew Cyczurko rounded off the scoring in the first period with a power play goal that was also unassisted.
Cole Goossens started the scoring in the second with a break away goal which he put away with a wrist shot to the top corner of the net. Kaleb Zeytinoglu added another that was assisted by Mathew Waun.
Cole Goossens scored the lone goal of the third period as the pace of play slowed significantly. The Bandits began playing a physical game obviously attempting to send a message to the Jr Sting that the next game between the two will not be a skills competition. The Bandits accumulated four head contact penalties in the third period and a tripping penalty which consisted of the Bandits player using his stick as an axe to Greg Ross' shinpad.
A scary moment in the first turned out to be a non issue as Tyler Talbot-Ellis missed his check and collided knee-to-knee with a Bandits player. The fiesty, "Honey Badger", returned to the game a short time later and contributed with his aggressive play.
Kaleb Zeytinoglu will probably be having a word with the defense after learning the hard way what a "Suicide Pass" is. Zeytinoglu was rocked after receiving a jarring hit when he attempted to field a pass that was behind him, in his skates, from the defense. Zeytinoglu also returned to the game after he found his breath.
Hayden Griffin was the coaches choice for player of the game his aggressive forechecking which has become a consistent trend this season. Mathew Waun was the parents choice with a solid game on defense. Waun has been adjusting well to his new position on defense and his continued improvement is obviously a welcome sight to his teammates and coaches.
Cam Stevens was the winning goalie only allowing one goal in the second period.
Cole Goosens tallied a hat trick to lead the Jr Sting offense and a solid all round game was put in by the defense who did an excellent job in clearing their zone.