Sarnia, ON - The Sarnia Lady Jr. Sting are the 2012
Sarnia Girl's Silver Stick Midget A champions after
a 3-2 victory over the Oakville Hornets Sunday
afternoon at the Clearwater Arena.
battled hard beginning to end," said Lady Sting
Coach John Baker. "We knew we had to get out to an
early lead against them to be able to carry the
opened a quick 2-0 lead on the Hornets in the first
period scoring 49 seconds apart. Jenelle Labadie
stick handled through the Hornets zone and got a
shot on net that beat a screened goalie to open the
scoring. Allison Lawrence would add the second goal
of the period, getting a pass from behind the net
from Chantal Caraher to put the Lady Sting up by two
through the first period of play.
would get their third goal of the game on the power
play as Megan Brinksman would put in a goal at the
side of the net, giving Sarnia a three goal lead
heading into the final period.
Henry would play a strong game for the Sting,
stopping all shots she faced. In the third she would
tested often as Oakville looked to get back into the
game. Sarah Kozma would crash the net and put in a
goal past Henry to start to chip away at the lead.
winding down, Evelyn Guay would put a wrist shot
high on Henry, beating the goalie and bringing the
Hornets to within one.
pulled goalie and extra attacker, the Hornets almost
had the tying goal but Henry stood strong on her
line, keeping the puck out. Sarnia would clear it
from the zone and time would expire, giving Sarnia a
3-2 victory and the Midget A championship.
battled adversary all season long," said Baker. "We
have been short most of the year and in the last
month we are getting everyone back. And we are
really starting to come together as a team and it
really showed this weekend."
A Sting are the second Sarnia team to win the
tournament over the weekend, winning it on home ice.
always something special to win your own
tournament," said Baker. "And being Silver Stick is
that much better. It's kind of hard to put into
words how good it feels."
went 2-0-1 in their three round robin games with
victories over Chicago 5-2, and Clearview 5-1 while
they tied Saugeen 1-1. Sarnia lost their quarter
final match up to Oakville 1261 2-1, but got into
the semi-finals on a wildcard birth and defeated
Oakville 1262 2-1 to set up the rematch of the
went 2-1 in the round robin, defeating Thunder Bay
1-0, and Windsor 2-1, but lost to Whitby 1-0. After
defeating Sarnia 2-1 in the quarter finals they
defeated Saugeen 2-1 in the semi-finals.
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