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Lambton AAA Major Bantams Fall Behind in Final Playdown Series
 friday march 22, 2013

Before a packed house at the RBC Centre Thursday night a lone goal in the second period by the London Jr Knights gave the Knights a 1 - 0 win and a one point lead in the Alliance AAA Playdown final series against the Lambton Jr. Sting. 


The game could have gone either way as both sides were evenly matched going back and forth throughout the game.  Evan Hogg scored for London on a scramble in front of the net and the loose puck was shoved over the line.


"It has been the same all series, tight checking and we hit a post and we had a couple scoring chances." said head coach Jeff Perry. "We just got to capitalize on our chances. They were able to get one by our goalie and unfortunately we did didn't get one past theirs."



Prior to the goal  in the second period Hogg was awarded a penalty shot but was denied by Lambton netminder Kaden Fulcher.  Despite the loss Fulcher was solid in net making several key saves.  Zack Weir took the win in net for London.


"Both our goalies have been very good for us and certainly it was a big point for us in the game to swing the momentum one way or the other." Perry said  "I thought Kaden played a great game, he gave us the opportunity to win we just got to bear down and capitalize on our chances."


Lambton went zero for two on power play opportunities.  Other than the penalty shot, London had zero power play opportunities.  At the sound of the final buzzer tempers flared and several scuffles broke out. Lambton's will be missing one player next game who received a one game suspension.  A London player who left the bench during the scuffle took a three game suspension for leaving the bench along with London's Coach taking a three game for the player leaving.



The Jr. Knights leads the series 7 points to 5 in the best of seven series. The two teams meet for game seven on Saturday morning at 11:15 in London.  Lambton is now in a must win situation or their season will be over. 


"I got to throw the kitchen sink at them now because it is down to the old cliché of do or die." said Perry  "We'll juggle things around a little bit  maybe lineup wise and shift our lines around a bit and see if we can ignite a little offence."


A win will bring the two teams back to the RBC Centre on Sunday for a 4:00 pm game on Rink 2.







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