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Lambton Sting Minor Midget AAA Go 1 and 1

Thursday September 28, 2012

Lambton travelled to Windsor last Friday night to take on the Windsor Spitfires as Lambton was seeking its first win in regular season play. Early in first period action Lambton would find themselves on the penalty kill for four minutes due to a head contact penalty. Lambton penalty killers and some solid goaltending by Travis Moore were able to keep the Spitfires from taking an early lead. Late in the first period Windsor would break the tie as the Spitfires would take the lead 1-0 on a power-play goal. Early second period action had the Sting tie things up as Brett Corrigan would score Lambton’s first goal of the regular season on a nice backdoor pass from Sean Ginnell, Austin Hewton picked up an assist on the play. This was the only goal of the second period as the teams headed into the dressing room tied at 1-1. A couple of minutes early into the third period the Spitfires would restore their lead with their second power-play goal of the game for the 2-1 lead. Mid-way through the third period Lambton would once again tie the game up as Austin Hewton would bang in a rebound shot from Sean Ginnell. Less than thirty seconds later with the draw deep in the Spitfires zone, Hewton would get the puck to the net where Sean Ginnell would bang in the loose puck from his knees giving the Sting its first lead of the game. Lambton would increase its lead to 4-2 as Sam McCormack would fire a low slap shot on net which fooled the Spitfire goaltender leaving the puck on the back door where Brett Corrigan would scoop up and bury, Ryan Collison picked up an assist on the play. Off the ensuing faceoff Lambton would give the puck away as the Windsor player would pick up the puck skate over the blue line and hammer a low slap shot over the pad of a surprised Travis Moore bringing this game to within one. Windsor would pull their goalie for the extra attacker late in the game but were unable to mount any pressure on the composed Sting team who would control the play and make smart decisions with the puck as Lambton would record their first victory of the season 4-3. Travis Moore picked up the win in net with a solid performance.

Sunday the Sting were at home to take on the Waterloo Wolves. Early in the game Lambton had several great scoring opportunities including an early power-play but were unable to find the back of the net. Waterloo would then get their own power-play opportunity and would make it count as the Wolves would take an early lead 1-0. Soon after the Wolves would again go on the power-play due to some lack of discipline on behalf of the Sting as the Wolves would go up 2-0. Before the first period was over the Sting were able to cut into the Wolves lead as Lambton would score a power-play goal of their own with Sam McCormack beating the Wolves goalie on a point shot through traffic with Brendan Trottier picking up the assist. Second period action both teams seemed to stay out of the penalty box for a while until mid-way through the second period Brett Corrigan would intercept a pass in the offensive zone and snap a low shot beating the Wolves goalie tying this game up at 2-2. A couple of minutes later the Sting would go on the power-play and take their first lead of the game as Cory Burr’s point shot on net was picked up by Austin Hewton in the crease  as he kicked the puck up to his stick and buried the puck behind the Wolves goalie for a 3-2 lead. The lead wouldn’t last long as Waterloo would capitalize on the Sting not being able to clear the puck and tied things up at 3-3. With under a minute left to play in the second period Lambton would have a miscue on the power-play giving the Wolves a 2 on 1 opportunity where the puck would find its way into the back of the Sting net giving the Wolves a 4-3 lead heading into the third frame.  Early in the third period Lambton would once again be short in the discipline department taking two penalties giving the Wolves a 5 on 3 opportunity. Thanks to some solid goaltending by Riley Collins and the penalty killers (sounds like a new rock band) who were sacrificing themselves in blocking shots and clearing pucks were able to kill off the Wolves two man advantage.  With just over four minutes left in the game the Wolves would score an insurance goal giving them a 5 – 3 lead. Lambton would get a couple late power-play chances and had some good puck movement and shots but were unable to find the back of the net with the final score being 5-3 for the Wolves.    

Next action for the Lambton Sting Minor Midgets is the Alliance League Showcase in Brantford this weekend. This is not a tournament but a weekend where all league teams will play 4 league games during the weekend at one facility to show off their talents for area scouts. Lambton will play Kitchener on Friday night, London Knights Green on Saturday and the Host team Brantford 99ers early in the morning on Sunday and Cambridge Hawks in the mid afternoon.  







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