Lambton AAA Minor Midgets Exciting Win in Dying Seconds
monday november 18, 2013
Story and Photos By Pat Brethauer
In an good solid hockey game the Lambton Jr Sting Minor Midgets edged out the Cambridge Hawks 1 - 0 with the lone goal being scored with
:27 seconds remaining in the game.
"I thought our kids competed really hard." Head Coach Jeff Perry said "We didn't have much puck luck around the net for the first two periods. I told the kids if you continue to keep doing the things that you are doing good things could happen and fortunately it did happen with :27 seconds left."
Brock Perry scored after he took a pass from Curtis Helps from Alec Dekoning and banged it into the open gap beating Cambridge netminder Brennan Hadad.
"That's twice we've seen that goal tender and we seen enough of him. At the show case we fired 40 something his way and only got two past him he's a very good goaltender and obviously both goal tenders played really well in today's game." Perry said
Solid play by Nolan Hakr earning the shutout win for the Jr Sting turning away 16 shots. Hadad made 22 saves on 23 shots.
Lambton took a total of 12 penalty minutes on 6 infractions, Cambridge tallied 8 minutes on 4 infractions. Neither side scored on power plays.
The Jr. Sting is third in the standings race with a record of 8-7-5 for 21 points.
Lambton is back in action tonight (Monday) when they travel to London to face the Jr. Knights. London currently leads the West Division with a record of 11-3-4 for 26 points.
Monday's game will be the first league game between the two teams. "This is the team that ended our season a year ago when we were a game away from going to the OHF's, so hopefully some of them have that in the back of their mind. In order for us to be successful we have to win some of those games against that team so no better time than tomorrow."