Sarnia, ON -
It was a close battle during the opening ceremonies
game between the Sarnia Jr. Lady Sting and the
Columbus Blue Jackets, as Sarnia would pull off a
2-1 victory in the Peewee A division of the Sarnia
Girls Silver Stick tournament.
side would score in the first period despite Sarnia
heavily out shooting the Blue Jackets, including two
chances by Marissa Swan who was stopped twice by
Columbus goalie Ashley Davis, who was forced to come
up with big saves early and often in the first
period. Davis would keep it scoreless despite being
on a four minute penalty kill to end the first
second period, Sarnia would finally find a crack in
the armour, as Leah Williams would pick up a rebound
and put it past Davis as she remained down to make
it a 1-0 Sarnia lead.
Jackets could not test Sarnia goalie Emma McCormick
often in the period, and went into the third still
trailing by one, with limited scoring chances.
third, Sarnia would get on the board again, as
Marissa Swan would find Sierra Burt in front of the
goalie, where she would put a low shot under the
pads and put the Lady Sting up by two.
would get into some penalty trouble which would turn
out to cost them in the late third, as Columbus
would cut the lead in half as Sommer Ross would pick
up a rebound goal to make it a 2-1 game.
would try to pull their goalie but the puck remained
in their zone and they could not get Davis out of
the net to gain the extra attacker, as Sarnia would
hold on to the 2-1 victory.
a lot of intensity," said Sting Head Coach Marty
Swan. "We didn't play very well this morning and we
knew this team was a good strong hard skating team.
Our defence played well and we controlled the puck
and we snuck out with a 2-1 win."
dominated the play for the majority of the game but
yet could not score more then twice as Davis kept
the Blue Jackets in the game the entire way, coming
up with countless big saves.
defeated St. Marys 2-1 in their first game of the
day, and now are 2-0 heading into Saturdays game
against Waterloo, a team they have played in league
"It is a
familiar opponent in Waterloo and we know what to
expect," said Swan. "We have won three tournaments
in a row, hopefully this is our fourth but it is up
to those girls in that dressing room. If they want
it bad enough they can do it."
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