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Minor Midget A/AA Sting win West London Tournament
submitted to February 6th, 2012

London, ON - The Sarnia Sting Minor Midget A/AA Hockey Team participated in the West London Byron Optimist Cup Tournament February 3rd-5th and came away as the Minor Midget Champions.

The Sting entered the weekend missing three key players with Ben Garrett, Devin VanHoorn and Riley Taylor all out due to injuries.

On Friday the Sting played league rivals London West, beating them 3-2 and then beating Cambridge Hawks 3-1 on Friday night. On Saturday the Sting played two Toronto area teams beating the West Mall Lightning (Mississauga) 4-0 and beating the Ted Reeve Thunder 4-2 in a penalty filled game.

In the final game Sunday Night at 5pm, Sarnia went down 1-0 early in their rematch against West London but battled back to tie the game 1-1 on a goal from Brent Blais. Sarnia would go up 2-1 when Dean MacEachern scored on the power play. West London tied the game in the second at 2-2 but Sarnia took control with goals from Kraig Durco and Jeff Brown for a 4-2 final and the Tournament Championship.

Cole Thomas and Steve Taylor split the goaltending duties allowing only 7 goals in 5 games while the Sting scored 19. James Pavey lead the way with 8 points, followed by Kraig Durco and Curtis Lindsay with 6 pts, Dean MacEachern and Ryan Lyle with 5pts, Taylor Janzen with 4, Brent Blais and Jeffrey Brown with 3 pts, Jon McGuire with 2 and Calvin Hughson and Kevin Dann with 1 pt each.



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