In the first period, neither team had any fire to them but Cole Goosens made a nice move to create a little space to take a nice shot to open up the scoring. Little action happened in the second except for the subtle shift in momentum where Oakridge created some turnovers.
This resulted in Oakridge coming out in the third period and scored 3 straight goals to put a little scare in the Sarnia Sting and the parents. The Sting were goal-oriented and allowing odd-man rushes the other way. In the first two periods we mustered a total of 12 shots. In the third period the Jr Sting came alive and peppered 29 shots at the Oakridge goalie. But eventually Greg Ross put a slapshot past the netminder with 8:02 left in the third. The pressure mounted, the goalie was pulled, and finally with 46 seconds left in the game, Matt Waun stepped into the play put the puck upstairs to tie the game at 3-3 which is where it ended giving Sarnia the first tie of the year. Players of the games were Greg Ross and Andrew Czyczurko.
With another practice in hand, including some target shooting, the Minor Peewee's faced the Stratford Warriors who has beat every team except for Sarnia.
Tyler Talbot-Ellis opened the scoring with a nifty little back and forth move and going up stairs. Andrew Czuczurko scored in the second period with a feathered pass from his centre, Cole Goosens. Andrew made no mistake in bulging the net. Spencer Baillie had game in him today, playing a very physical checking game, feeding his line mates assisting on Brock Barber's goal right after the faceoff, and scoring 2 goals of his own.
Josh D'Angela got in on the action setting up Spencer's second goal. In the third period, Stratford tried to make it a game by skating more and applying more pressure but the D-men were ready for the task, getting rid of rebounds, playing physical, clearing the puck and moving the puck limiting their goals to only 2 goals in the third.
Kaleb continued the scoring taking a nice feed from Spencer and showing off his scoring touch. Andrew scored a TSN highlight goal but also needs to thank his line mates, Cole Goossens and Kaleb as they showed their prowess, moving the puck well controlling the play and Andrew finally slipping the puck past the Oakridge goalie. Stevie backstopped the Sting having a solid game saving 24 of 27 shots. There were many considerations for the game, but Spencer and Kaleb were named as players of the game.
Next game: January 11, Sarnia Sting vs Port Huron @ Sarnia Arena - 7:00 p.m