"It was a good weekend, we knew it was a big weekend going into it." Head Coach Jeff Perry "I mean because going in today's game 2 points separated 6th place to second place."
On Saturday Lambton traveled to Sun County and came away with a 3 - 0 win. Nolan Hakr earned the shut out win in net for the Jr. Sting. TJ Harris scored the first goal from Ethan Dupont and Tyler Hourie. Second goal was scored by Dupont from Mathew Stevens and the final goal was scored by Stevens from DuPont and Marco Sproviero and Harris.
On Sunday the Jr. Sting hosted Windsor Jr. Spitfires and took a 5 - 3 win. Alec Dekoning led the Jr Sting with 2 goals, one on the power play and one shorthanded. Mathew Stevens, Eric Marsh and Curtis Helps (power play) each scored one. Assisting on the goals were Tyler Hourie (2), Brock Perry (2), Franco Sproviero (2), Christian Lyle and Eric Marsh.
Caleb Paquette, Bryce Obrien (power play) and Anthony Salinitri (power play) scored for Windsor.
Windsor outshot Lambton 25 - 17. Kaden Fulcher earned the win in net for the Jr. Sting making 22 saves. James Charron made 12 saves for Windsor.
"All in all it was a good weekend. " Perry said "I thought we played very well yesterday, today I thought it was a little bit ugly. Hopefully we'll learn that we have to have better discipline and be more prepared to play consistent from game in and game out. Fortunately we were still able to get thee win."
The Jr. Sting have five league games remaining in the regular season. Next home game is on Sunday December 22 against Kitchener game time 1:00 pm at the RBC centre.
"Every game for us is like a playoff game we are all jockeying for positions right now. London has pulled away from the pack but really from Chatham down to Windsor and Sun County and us who knows what else is going to unfold."
Lambton Jr. Sting Notes:
Returning to Action
Dawson Cook was back in the line up this weekend after suffering a major leg injury on September 21 vs Chatham.
"It's a good lift for our team." Perry said "First of all his presence on the ice keeps the other teams pretty honest. He's going to take some time, after a major injury and a long time off. I don't think he has his skating legs under him quite yet but certainly it's nice to get him back and we got some time to get him back in shape. I expect a month from now he is going to be in full speed and it's only going to help our hockey club. We were able to manage without him but it's like making a trade for a player that wasn't in your line up so were pretty excited to get him back."
Six Lambton Minor Midget Players participated at the 2013 Alliance Showcase Tournament held in Komoka on Dec 7 - 8. The showcase tournament featured 64 top players from the Alliance. Representing Lambton were forwards Alec Dekoning, Brock Perry, Curtis Helps, Defence Franco Sproviero and Eric Marsh and Goalie Kaden Fulcher.
"I thought our kids held their own, Alec Dekoning ended up leading the weekend in scoring. They all contributed offensively and Kaden was great in goal so it was a great showing for Lambton."
Dekoning was #1 in the point earnings with 6 goals and 2 assists for 8 points in the tournament. Curtis Helps scored 1 goal and 3 assists for 4 points, Brock Perry scored 2 goals for 2 points. Both defensive players Franco Sproviero and Eric Marsh earned 2 assists and netminder Kaden Fulcher was ranked 3rd after the weekend. Fulcher went 1 - 1 and had 6 GA, GAA 3.0, SV% .818.