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Lambton Major Midgets AAA Playdown Action
FEBRUARY 23, 2015


By PAT BRETHAUER

 

 

Lambton Jr. Sting Major Midgets AAA are the only team playing in the Lambton AAA Association playing in the playdown series and after the weekend the Jr. Sting  trail 3 points to 1 against the London Jr. Knights.

 

After the regular league season ended the Major Midgets placed third in the Alliance League with a record of 23-12-0. 

In the first round of playoffs Lambton faced Waterloo Wolves (13-22-0) in the quarter finals.  Not only did they have to compete against the fifth place team they had to face off against the weather. Because of the weather that caused games to be cancelled the team lost their home ice advantage but the team came out on top taking the series 3 - 2 to move them to the next round to face the leagues second place London Jr. Knights (27-8-0).

 

 

"Last series I don't know if there are any words to describe that," said Assistant Coach Glenn LeCour. "It was a come from behind series for us. We traveled down to Waterloo three times in four days because of the weather.  We came out of no where when we had only seven forwards and four defencemen in the final game and we were able to pull it off in overtime. It was a big victory for us."

 

In game one of the semi-final round against London in London on Saturday both sides earned a point after the game ended in a 1 - 1 tie.

Back at home on Sunday it was a close match but Lambton ended taking a 3 - 1 loss.
 

"We were a little disappointed we had them at 1 - 1 at the second period," LeCour said.  "London outplayed us, that's what it comes down to and they wanted it a little bit more than us."

 

 

London took the lead late in the first period on a goal scored by Christian Huff.  Alec Dekoning tied the game in the second period after scoring a wrap around goal unassisted.  The two teams remained tied 1 - 1 heading into the third.

 

At 5:42 in the third London's Ethan Nother  found himself wide open and skated in alone and beat netminder Travis Moore to give the Jr. Knights the lead.  In the last minute of play Lambton pulled Moore and at 19:38 London's Matt Mcghee scored into the empty net to finish the game with the win.

Lambton outshot London 42-30.  Moore took the loss with 26 saves, Zack Weir who is ranked #1 in the league earned the win stopping 41 shots.

 

Lambton travels to London on Wednesday for game 3.  Game time is set for 7:30 at Medway Arena.

 

 

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