The Lambton Jr
Sting Minor Bantams dropped a pair of games
over the weekend falling 5-3 at home to
Cambridge Saturday and losing 6-2 to Elgin
Middlesex in Komoka Sunday.
The Jr Sting were short-benched Saturday
against the East Division leading Hawks as 5
players were sidelined either by injury or
suspension but they still managed to play a
solid game. Cambridge took a 3-0 lead
early with 3 power play goals, 2 of them
while up two men but the Sting answered with
a goal late in the opening period unassisted
from Hunter Monkhouse.
Liam McCarthy had an outstanding second and
third periods keeping his club in the
game. Monkhouse would cut the Cambridge
lead to 3-2 with his second goal of the
game, on the power play, early in the second
period. Thomas Cardinal picked up the
assist. However, Cambridge restored itís 2
goal lead late in the period thanks to
another goal while enjoying a 2 man
Jacob Rochford got the Sting back to within
1 goal early in the third period after
converting a pass from Christian Froese.
Bryce Twohey also assisted on the goal but
that was as close as the Sting would get.
Cambridge sealed the victory with an empty
net goal in the closing seconds to make it a
On Sunday the
short benched Jr Sting got 2 players back
from suspension but still entered the game
missing 3 others. The Sting led 1-0 after
the first period on a power play goal from
Jack Cronk assisted by Hunter Monkhouse and
Carter Kiriakakos. Elgin tied the game
midway through the second but the Sting went
up 2-1 later in the period on a Bryce Twohey
goal assisted by Cronk.
The Sting got in to penalty trouble late in
the second period and found themselves done
2 men. Elgin scored twice to take the lead
3-2 and from there the Sting stopped skating
and were badly outplayed in the third
The Minor Bantams have 2 road games next
weekend with trips to Windsor on Saturday
before returning to Komoka for a rematch
with Elgin-Middlesex on Sunday.