The Lambton Jr Sting Minor Midget AAA team played three games in five nights and went 1-1-1 in Alliance Hockey league action.
On Wednesday Oct 30 the team had a rare midweek game in Windsor against he Jr Spitfires and the two teams ended in a 2 - 2 tie.
The Jr Spitfires scored two goals in the first period, the first a shorthanded goal and the second on the power play. Neither side scored in the second and the Jr. Sting came back and scored two back to back power play goals in the third for the tie.
Scoring for the Jr Sting were Curtis Helps from Eric Marsh and Logan Scott. Brock Perry scored the second goal assisted by Alec DeKoning and Logan Scott.
Nolan Hakr made 26 saves in net for Lambton.
On Friday the Jr. Sting was back on the road traveling to Brantford and came home with a 4 - 1 against the 99ers.
After a scoreless first period Lambton scored three unanswered goals in the second period with Franco Spriviero from Matthew Stevens and John Fazio scoring the first goal at 5:34. Eric Marsh scored the second goal on a power play assisted by Brock Perry and Alec DeKoning at 13:35. Just :19 second later Ethan Dupont scored the third goal assisted by Marco Mini and Christian Lyle.
With just 1:00 minute off the clock Brantford denied Kaden Fulcher his shutout. The final goal was scored at 9:39 by TJ Harris unassisted.
Fulcher earned the win in net for the Jr Sting with 36 saves.
The final game was played on Sunday at home at the RBC Centre with the Sun County Panthers edging out the Jr. Sting with a final score of
2 - 1.
"We are still trying to find that consistency factor." Head Coach Jeff Perry said "You look at a game like today, I don't think it was a great effort, I don't think it was a poor effort it was just ok effort and right now ok efforts are not good enough. We got to capitalize on our opportunities to score and we had ample opportunities here but unfortunately we were shooting at either the goalies crest or missing the net."
In the first period, Lambton gave away their first goal after giving up a 5 on 3 power play by Josh Pope-Ferguson of Sun County broke away and went in and scored a shorthanded goal. Lambton came back and tied the game while on a power play. Franco Sproviero shot from just inside the blue line to even the score. Eric Marsh and Brock Perry earned the assist on Sproviero's goal. Sun County regained the lead at 6:34 on a power play and held on for the win.
Nolan Hakr faced 25 shots and made 23 saves in the game for Lambton. Tyler Wall earned the win with 24 saves.
The Jr. Sting is now 5-7-5 for the season with 15 points and are tied for fourth in the West Division with Chatham. London leads the Division with 21 points and the other three teams in the division are close as Elgin has 17 points, Sun County 16 and Windsor 14.
"I think when you look at our stretch of our last 9 to 10 games it has been getting better." Perry said "Our division is so tight, With the exception of London that's pulled away a bit, that from 2 to 6 in the standings all those teams on a given day are pretty equal when it comes to personnel that's on the ice, so it will be which team executes best and which team get's best goal tending."
The Jr. Sting are back in action next weekend (Nov 9 & 10) with two home games at the RBC Centre. The first against Chatham on Saturday at 2:30 and on Sunday at 1:00 pm against Elgin.