The Lambton Jr. Sting Minor Atom AAA
team went undefeated over the weekend playing in Windsor on
Saturday night and at home on Sunday afternoon.
On Saturday night, the Jr. Sting
played a low scoring affair in Windsor. Even though they played
most of the first period short handed, the Sting had some great
opportunities to get on the board. The line of Andrew Lemieux,
Derek Esselment and Carson Peer made some nice passing plays but
just could not bury the puck past the Windsor netminder. Lambton
got the lead late in the second period after Sting goaltender,
Kaden Gray, made a spectacular toe save and they were able to
quickly transition into the offensive zone. Carson Peer picked
up the garbage and scored his first of the season from Ryder
Nienhuis and Austin Harper. However, the Sting could not hold
the Spitfires off the score sheet in the third. The game ended
in a 1-1 tie.
On Sunday afternoon, Lambton hosted
the Huron-Perth Lakers at the RBC Centre. The team was eager to
put a win in the wins column but found themselves down 1-0 after
the first period. However, they came out flying in the second,
scoring 4 goals. At 10:14, while on the power play, Sting
centre, Derek Esselment, made a near impossible shot that
somehow found the back of the net for his first of the season.
An assist on the play was given to winger Austin Harper. Just
over 2 minutes later, the Sting got their first lead of the game
on another power play marker. Winger Andrew Lemieux roofed a
shot after centre Lucas deLorenzo won an offensive zone faceoff.
The Lakers came back with 2 quick goal to take a 3-2 lead but
before the end of the period, Lambton would score 2 more.
Lambton’s 3rd goal was scored by Eric McDonald,
unassisted and their 4th goal of the game was scored
by Lucas deLorenzo after some really nice work down low by
wingers Andrew Lemieux and Jake MacLean. The third period was
dominated by the Lakers and goaltender, Blake Foster, stood on
his head while the Lakers out shot the Sting 23-1 to help lead
his team to victory. Final score : Lambton 4 – Huron-Perth 3.
The Sting travel to London this
coming weekend to participate in the London Jr. Knights Early
Bird tournament. Go Sting Go