The Lambton Jr. Sting AAA Minor Midgets earned their first league win on Saturday shutting out their league rivals Chatham Cyclones by a score of 4 - 0.
"I thought the kids played extremely well and we were good in all three zones." Head Coach Jeff Perry said "We were looking to get back to .500 and that was obviously our best league game so far I thought. We got back to the way we played in the tournament we played down in Toronto. (Toronto Titans Invitational)
Ethan Dupont scored the only goal early in the first period unassisted to give Lambton the 1 - 0 lead heading into the second.
Prior to the second period beginning the game was delayed due to an injury Dawson Cook sustained in the first period. The Left Winger managed to skate off the ice to the bench with assistance, but the injury to his leg was major and an ambulance was called and he was taken to hospital. The two teams were sent to the dressing room as the ambulance attendants and coaching staff cared for Cook.
After a flood action resume and again Ethan Dupont scored after taking a pass from TJ Harris beating Chatham netmiinder Anthony Hurtubise. Curtis Helps also earned an assist on the goal.
In the third period Lambton scored back to back power play goals the first by Franco Sproviero from Helps and Brock Perry and the final goal by Ethan Dupont his third for a hat trick assisted by Eric Marsh.
Lambton outshot Chatham 26 - 23. Netminder Nolan Hakr earned the win making 23 saves. Anthony Hurtubise took the loss with 22 saves.
"I thought out kids handled themselves extremely well and they were focus on the task at hand which was winning a hockey game." Perry said "I thought our discipline was good and we played the right way and with that you get the right result."
Lambton is now 1-1-1 in the early season and the team is back in action today (Sunday September 22) when they host the Sun County Panthers.
"I'm sure Sun County is going to be ready for us because we knocked them out last year. They are always a low scoring tight checking game, I don't expect anything different. The big key is how you rebound from and an emotional game like that one and be prepared. It's a quick turnaround in 24 hours so it will be our job that we are focus and ready to do the same things that we did today
Sun County is currently 1-0-1. Puck drop is set at 1:00 pm at the RBC Center.