Lambton Jr Sting Minor Midgets AAA Four Point Weekend
Monday november 11, 2013
After shutting out Chatham 4 - 0 on Saturday (highlights) the Minor Midgets earned their 4th point on the weekend with a close 4 - 3 win over Elgin Middlesex Chiefs on Sunday at the RBC Centre.
"It certainly a big divisional win for us." head coach Jeff Perry said "I thought we had a little bit of let down from our level of play yesterday but sometimes that is to be expected. We do have to find a way of getting over that and bring that same level of intensity that we bring against Chatham on a regular basis."
The Chiefs took an early 1 - 0 lead in the first period after Dane Johnstone scored a power play goal assisted by Tom McHenry.
In the second Brody Smith of the Chiefs widened Elgin's lead with Carson Moniz picking up the assist. Just over two minutes the Jr Sting narrowed the gap on a power play after Eric Marsh slapped one in from the blue line with Tyler Hourie and Franco Sproviero assisting.
With seconds remaining in the period Curtis Helps caught Chiefs netminder Chris Mcgonigle off guard looking in the opposite direction to even the score at 2 - 2 at the end of two periods. Sproviero earned his second point of the day with the assist.
Third period action saw Curtis Helps score his second goal to give the Jr Sting the lead for the first time with Tanner Harris and Eric Marsh assisting. Elgin came back and tied the game scoring their second power play goal after Lambton's goalie Nolan Hakr got tied up with one of his own players that opened the door for Brody Smith to bang it in. But the Jr. Sting continue to fight and late in the period Franco Sproviero fought hard and scored the game winner with Ethan Dupont and Eric Marsh assisting. Both Sproviero and Marsh earned 3 points in the game.
Elgin outshot the Jr Sting 27 - 20. Nolan Hakr earned the win in net with 24 saves.
"Hakr played well. I thought he gave us the opportunity to win the hockey game." Perry said
"I really thought we were flat for the first two periods, the third period was marginally better but in the end I thought overall wasn't one of our greatest performances but the results was what we wanted in the end."
Chris Mcgonigle took the loss made 16 saves.
Lambton went one on four power play opportunities, Elgin went two on three opportunities.
Lambton is now 7 - 7 - 5 for the season.
"I thought we did a lot of great things yesterday (against Chatham). So we'll sit down go over the video clips of the two games and show the right way to the wrong way and hopefully we'll learn from that."
Next up the Jr Sting will host the Cambridge Hawks on Sunday November 17 at 1:00 pm at the RBC Centre, then on Monday travel to London to have a go against the London Jr Knights.