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Four goal first period puts Predators behind Rockets
andrew brethauer December 17th, 2011

Strathroy, ON - With four goals in six minutes in the first period, the Strathroy Rockets defeated the Lambton Shores Predators 6-3 Saturday night in Junior B hockey.

The Predators started out quickly with the lead, as Ryan Rontondi scored 1:38 into the opening period.

Strathroy would then reply with four goals. Justin Thomas would opening the scoring and tie the game, followed by Ryan Field and Jacob Baribeau scoring 1:12 a apart, as the Rockets kept the momentum going, earning a final goal from Brian Brosnan for the 4-1 lead. Nick Erb would score for the Predators to the cut lead down to two heading into the second.

Ferdinando Colella would score midway through the second period to bring Lambton Shores within one goal heading into the third.

The Rockets would cut the momentum off early, as Brosnan would get his second of the game, 47 seconds into the third period. Ryan Field would add a goal three minutes later, and the Rockets would skate off to the 6-3 victory.

Brandon Campbell made 20 saves on 23 shots coming in for Justin Tugwell who was pulled in the first period after making 8 saves on 11 shots and allowing three goals in 12 minutes.

Lambton Shores will next take on Leamington on Thursday, December 22nd, their last game of 2011.  


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