Jr. Sting Minor Midget AAA Went up against Sun County
monday september 23, 2013
Coming off a 4 - 0 shut out win over the Chatham Cyclones on Saturday, the Lambton Jr Sting Minor Midgets suffered a 4 - 1 loss to the visiting Sun County Panthers on Sunday at the RBC Center in Alliance Hockey League action.
"It was a disappointing loss." Head Coach Jeff Perry said "It's early on here and we have to find the consistency factor. Coming off an emotional game like yesterday sometimes there is a little bit of a let down and it's my responsibility to make sure that they are ready and unfortunately I didn't have them ready today."
Both sides remained scoreless after the first period of play. Sun County first goal came in the second period on a goal scored by Brett Vorshuk.
In the third a pair of quick goals in the first two minutes of the period gave the Panthers a 3 - 0 lead. Five minutes into the period Curtis Helps lit up the board for Lambton scoring the lone goal for the Jr. Sting with Brock Perry earning the assist. The Panthers finished off the game with one more goal by Vorshuk, his second of the game as time ran out for the Jr Sting giving the Panthers their second win of the season.
Shots on net was even with 23 for each team. Kaden Fulcher took the loss in net for the Jr. Sting making 19 saves, Tyler Wall earned the win for the Panthers.
"Sun County is a good hockey club but right now from anybody I've seen I think we are right with them and it's a matter for us to be prepared to play every game. I haven't seen a team that I can say were are out of our category. The positive is that as we move along and the year gets better and the players continue to develop I think we will be right in the mix." Perry said
Lambton is now 1-2-1 for the season as they look to better their standings record at the upcoming Alliance showcase weekend in Stratford. Starting on Friday at 6:00 pm they will go up against the Cambridge Hawks then on Saturday they have two games the first against the Hamilton Huskies at noon then at 8:00 pm they meet the Kitchener Jr Rangers. They finish the showcase weekend with another game at noon against the Waterloo Wolves.
"We will keep driving home defence." Perry said "I thought today our puck pursuit wasn't as good as it was yesterday so we have to have a little more jump to get to the loose pucks a little quicker. As I said we will get better we haven't had a lot of practices so when we get some practices here it'll improve."