Sarnia Sting Minor Midgets played three away games where they defeated North London 4-1 on last Thursday, came from behind to tie Waterloo 6-6 on Saturday then lost to Brantford 4-2 on Sunday.
On Saturday, Waterloo Wolves jumped out to a big lead early. Dillon Saunders scored the first goal at 14:26 on the first shot on net assisted by Blain Adams and Drew Morgan. After that Waterloo had goals at 13:00, 11;26 on a power play, 5:02 and 3:01 again on a power play to take a 4-1 first period lead.
In the second Mat Szabo took over in net but the onslaught continued with two more Waterloo goals early at 12:38 and 10:57. It looked pretty grim for the Sting but in the last minute of play in the second Devin Butler scored with 54.5 ticks left on the clock assisted by Adriano Fuoco. Then Dillon added his second goal of the game with 14 seconds left assisted by Kevin Durco to give Sarnia a bit of hope.
The comeback continued in the third after a few penalties on both sides when Dillon scored a hat trick at 4:42 splitting the defense and assisted by Kevin again. After Sarnia was assessed two penalties at the same time at 1:57, Dillon added an amazing fourth goal with 1:18 left on the clock taking the puck through two defensemen shorthanded. Gage Riddoch assisted on the goal that completed the comeback for a tie. Waterloo outshot Sarnia 27-24 on the game.
Brantford took an early lead in Super Bowl Sunday’s game at the Gretzky Centre with a goal at 13:43 and another on a deflected shot at 5:37 of the first. Sarnia retaliated when Dillon Saunders scored at 4:12 leaving Sarnia down 2-1 after the first period.
Kyle Adams tied it up with a low shot along the ice close in at 12:32 assisted by Shane Salisbury and Richard McIntosh. However, the 99’s took the lead again with a goal at 9:16. Sarnia survived a four minute head contact penalty with some sharp defensive play to leave the score 3-2 in favour of Brantford at the end of two.
After a string of penalties in the third, Brantford scored another power play goal at 3:39 to seal the deal for them. Sarnia outshot Brantford 34 to 18 on the game. It was a strong effort for the Sting but they ran into a hot goalie.