Lambton Minor Midget AAA Take Win Over Kitchener
monday december 23, 2013
The Lambton Jr. Sting AAA Minor Midgets moved into second place in the Alliance Hockey West Division on Sunday after defeating the Kitchener Jr Rangers 2 - 1 at the RBC Centre.
"It was a good win. I didn't necessary love the way we played, I thought it was a bit of a scrambly game." Jr Sting Head Coach Jeff Perry said.
"But in the same token every 2 points for us is very crucial because as we been saying this over and over again our division continues to be tight.
There is no room for us to take days off. In the end it was a big two points for us."
All goals were scored in the first period with Lambton taking the lead at 5:06 by Franco Sproviero assisted by Tyler Hourie and T.J. Harris.
Two minutes later Kitchener scored a power play goal with Ryan George scoring. Action continue and with just :01 second on the clock in the first period Franco Sproviero drove in and scored his second goal unassisted to give the Jr. Sting the lead and eventual win.
After a scoreless second and third period Kitchener pulled their goalie with 1:36 left in the game but the Jr. Sting held on to take the win.
Kitchener outshout Lambton 26 - 16. Nolan Hakr was outstanding in net making 25 saves. Andrew Vanwynsberghe made 14 saves for Kitchener.
Kitchener holds second place in the East Division. (12-10-6)
"Kitchener is a very improved hockey club from a year ago and certainly both teams were an even match." Perry said "It didn't seem to be a lot of flow to the game in regards to nice plays but both teams played pretty well defensively."
Lambton is now 12-11-5 in the regular season and league action continues in January with four games remaining in the regular season.
Lambton Jr Sting Notes
Not in the line up for Sunday's game were Logan Scott (injury) and Christian Lyle (away). AP player Brett Farr (Minor Midget AA) was back in the lineup for the 9th time helping out the Jr. Sting along with Major Bantam AAA player Ben Schoch (pictured left) playing for the first time as an AP for the Minor Midget team.
Perry was pleased with the way Schoch played. "I thought the younger player looked very composed out there It was nice to see that he could fit right in and do a good job."
The Lambton Jr. Sting will be traveling to Toronto during the Holiday break participating at the Toronto Marlboros International Holiday Classic.
Action begins on Friday December 27 when they take on the International entry Toby Hockey Club from Sweden. Later on Friday they will go up against the Niagara North Stars. On Saturday the Jr Sting has one game against the South Central Coyotes and on Sunday an early morning game against the Markham Midgets will round out the round robin.
"It's going to be exciting as it will be the final tournament for these guys." Perry said "
"We get the opportunity to play against Sweden which not everyone can say they done that through their Minor Hockey. We had a chance to play Russia so now Sweden so it's pretty exciting for the kids. Hopefully we'll have another good tournament like we did the first time when we were in Toronto."