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Jr Sting Major Atom MD Finalist in Motown
January 24, 2012

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The Sarnia Jr. Sting Major Atom MD competed in the Motown Cup this past weekend January 20-22 making it to the championship game before falling to the Victory Honda Detroit team 5-4.

Sarnia started off the tournament on Friday January 20th by tying the LaSalle Major Atom AA Sabers 2-2. Cole Goossens scored from Collin Zimmer in the first period and Collin Zimmer scored in the second from Damon Skinn-Wai. Cameron Stevens was between the pipes for Sarnia this game. Evan Trigatti earned the coach's player of the game puck and Nathan Abbott was the parent's choice.

Sarnia next faced the Orchard Lake Warriors on Saturday January 21st and won by a score of 5-0. Scoring for Sarnia was Spencer Baillie, Cole Goossens from Collin Zimmer, Mat Waun from Spencer Baillie and Ian Bailey, Nathan Oliphant from Cole Goossens and Cole Goossens from Tyler Talbot-Ellis and Damon Skinn-Wai. Stevie Schaefer earned the shut-out while Spencer Baillie was the coach's pick for player of the game and Beynon Jonas was the parents pick.

After the game the boys hustled over to the Hockeytown Cafe for a pizza party then enjoyed watching the Detroit Red Wings defeat the Columbus Blue Jackets in an exciting shoot-out at the "Joe". On Sunday morning they were back at Joe Louis Arena, but this time it was the Jr. Sting skating on the ice with the big winged wheel at center! Sarnia faced the North Toronto Minor Atom "A" team and had a convincing 8-0 win. Scoring for Sarnia was Mat Waun with a hat-trick, Spencer Baillie, Collin Zimmer, Greg Ross, Nathan Oliphant and Cole Goossens. Assists were awarded to Beynon Jonas, Spencer Baillie, Cole Goossens, Ian Bailey, Mat Waun, Nathan Abbott and Collin Zimmer. The coach's picked Nathan Oliphant as the player of the game while the parents gave Mat Waun the nod for his hat-trick at the "Joe". Stevie Schaefer and Cameron Stevens shared the shut-out.

This effort landed the Jr. Sting a chance at the Motown Cup as they faced the Detroit Area Victory Honda Minor Squirt AAA team. Unfortunately Sarnia was defeated 5-4 but still bring home finalist trophy to add to their other hardware this year. Scoring for the Jr. Sting this game was Cole Goossens from Spencer Baillie, Tyler Talbot-Ellis unassisted, Cole Goossens again from Collin Zimmer and Beynon Jonas and Spencer Baillie unassisted. Player of the game honors went to Damon Skinn-Wai as the coach's pick and Ian Bailey for the parents. Cameron Stevens and Stevie Schaefer shared the duties in net for the Jr. Sting and both played an outstanding game.

The Jr. Sting are back in action on Thursday January 26th at the Germain Arena when they face their arch-rivals the North London Nationals. Puck drops at 6:30.


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