Lambton Jr. Sting Major Midgets Downed by Jr. Knights
sunday november 30, 2014
In Alliance Minor
Hockey league action on Saturday
the Lambton Jr. Sting Sting
Major Midgets took a 5 - 3 loss
against the league leaders
London Jr. Knights at home at
the RBC Centre.
"We were very shorthanded today
with two and a half lines and
two lines of D," Head
coach Jonathan Taylor said "We
had a couple guys out on
suspensions, couple are sick,
a guy with a broken hand but no
excuses, London was short as
well we got to play harder."
eleven players plus two goalies
on the bench, London came to
Sarnia with twelve players and
The Jr. Knights
scored a minute and five seconds
into the game after a soft shot
was redirected off of a Lambton
stick that caught Lambton's
netminder Shayne Battler off
guard. Then at 2:45 London
beat Battler again to go up by
two. Things look to get
worse as the Jr. Knights scored
their third goal at 7:36 while
Lambton managed to get a goal in
the first after Dawson Vautour
found the opening in traffic.
Alec DeKoning and Brock Perry
earned the assist on the play.
London in the first period were
Evan Hogg, Ryan Hopkins and
In the second at
6:14 the Jr. Sting would narrow
the gap to 3 - 2 after Sean
Ginnell picked up the pass from
Ryan Greenaway just over the
blue line and fought off a
defender and skated in alone and
scored. Ryan Hopkins of
London answered back with his
second goal of the game at 13:53
to take a 4 - 2 lead and after a
strong period by both sides the
two teams headed into the third
with London in the lead.
in the third and at 14:55
Lambton narrowed the gap once
again after Tim Kaldeway scored
with Brock Perry and Sean
Ginnell assisting. London
finished the game off at 17:03
after the Jr. Knights found
themselves on a 2 - 1 situation
and skated in for the goal.
"We came back and made it 4 - 3
in the third but just couldn't
finish or just couldn't
capitalize on a couple of
opportunities that we did have."
Lambton outshot London 36 - 30.
Shayne Battler made 25 saves for
Lambton and Mike Weir of London
earned the win making 33 saves.
London leads the Major Midget
division with a record of
19-1-0. Lambton is sitting
in third spot with a 13-4-1-0
record, six points but two games
back behind Windsor (16-3-0-1).
The team is back
in action on Sunday when they
travel to Cambridge to take on
"We usually do ok
against them (Cambridge), they
are a little lower than us in
the standings." Taylor said
Cambridge is sitting in last
place with a record of 2-13-2-1.
"But right now it's anybodies
game, it's who shows up to
play." Taylor added.