When you sit it the box (penalty) you suffer the consequences and fortunately for the Lambton AAA Minor Midgets they were given ample opportunities and capitalized on the opportunities and scored three power play goals in the 4 - 0 win over Alliance league rivals Chatham Cyclones on Saturday.
The Jr Sting on the other hand had their share of penalties but the special teams prevailed and stopped all Chatham power play attempts.
Lambton took a total of 18 minutes on nine infractions, Chatham took 20 minutes on 10 infractions.
"I thought our team played extremely well." Head Coach Jeff Perry said "We were good in all three zones and our special teams were very good."
Kaden Fulcher was outstanding in net stopping 32 shots earning his second shut out win for the season. His first shut out was also against Chatham that ended with the same score on Sept 21. Former Jr Sting Anthony Hurtubise started in net for the Cyclones allowed 4 goals and made 12 saves. Joe Raaymakers came in early in the second to finish the game, made 9 saves.
Lambton took a 2 - 0 lead in the first period with Curtis Helps from Brock Perry and Franco Sproviero assisting on the first goal and Brock Perry set up the second goal from a slap shot just inside the blueline into traffic in front where Marco Mini picked up the puck and and shoveled it passed the goalie and the puck slowly drifted towards the goal line which Mini was able to get his stick on and push it over the line. Curtis Helps also earned an assist on the play.
The third power play goal was scored just over the two minute mark in the second period with Mini scoring his second of the game assisted by Alec Dekoning and Helps. The final goal came five seconds after a Chatham player came out of the penalty box. Blueliner Eric Marsh who took a pass from fellow blueliner Franco Sproviero and fired a bullet and scored.
Lambton (6-7-5) and Chatham (7-7-3) are now tied for third spot with 17 points each.
"We got to bring that level of intensity on a consistency basis and not against Chatham." Perry said "The kids seem to get up for that game but we don't play Chatham 32 times so we have to make sure we bring that same level of intensity tomorrow because it's another big divisional game for us.
The tight standings race continues as the Jr. Sting will face Elgin Middlesex today (Sunday Nov 10) at 1:00 pm at the RBC Centre. Elgin is holding second spot with 18 points.