Sarnia, ON - The Sarnia Lady Jr. Sting captured the
Peewee A Girls Silver Stick championship Sunday
morning, defeating the Oakville Hornets 3-2 in
It was the
Lady Sting's second overtime victory of the day, as
their semi finals match up at 7:00am against Lucan
went to overtime to propel the Sting into the
determined bunch of girls, that's what I said from
the start," said Sting Coach Marty Swan. "They just
never give up."
scoreless first period in which both teams had
chances to go ahead, Oakville would jump out to a
2-0 lead in the after a pair of goals by Nicole
Cherepacha. The Sting would be caught on a bad line
change and Cherepacha would put a wrist shot while
on a breakaway past Sting goalie Emma McCormick for
the 1-0 lead after the second period.
would add her second of the game early in the third,
keeping the puck in the zone and sending a long
wrist shot on net that would beat McCormick to give
the Hornets a 2-0 lead.
would respond quickly after, as Selena Dirven would
get the puck at the blue line and send a shot on net
that would beat Oakville goalie Megan Foster five
hole to cut the lead in half.
later, Sarnia would tie the game as Marissa Swan
would bring the puck down the boards and throw it
out front, where in the ensuing scramble, Sierra
Burt would get the puck past Foster to tie the game
would have chances in the third, but the game would
need to head into overtime.
first overtime, Sarnia had two chances as Aliyah
Dalgety and Burt both put shots just wide of the
net. The first overtime would solve nothing and the
second overtime would produce limited chances as
both teams fought through the long game.
third overtime, the game would come to a quick end,
as 26 seconds into the period playing 3-on-3, Burt
and Swan would work a give and go on a 2-on-1, with
Burt scoring her second of the game and the
championship goal on a wrist shot by Foster.
each of their round robin games by a single goal,
defeating St. Marys and Columbus 2-1 each, and
Waterloo 1-0. A 6-0 victory in the quarter finals
against St. Marys would put the Sting in a quarter
final match up against Lucan in which they won 3-2
in overtime to put them into the finals.
"We are a
good strong defensive team," said Swan. "We don't
allow a lot of shots and we have trouble scoring,
but we always just seem to score enough."
victory came on home ice in which the Sting were
supported by a supporting crowd.
fantastic to win this tournament, especially in your
home town," said Swan. "It is nice to win for them,
and for us."
tied Columbus 2-2, defeated Waterloo 2-1 and defeat
St. Marys 1-0 in round robin play. They defeated
Waterloo twice more, meeting them in the quarter
finals where they won 4-1, and meeting them again in
the semi's as Waterloo got in as the wildcard, where
Oakville won again 2-0 to head to the finals.
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