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Team Outfitters wins All-Star Classic
andrew brethauer January 17th, 2012

Sarnia, ON -  Team Outfitters has taken a 7-4 lead on Team Micor Sports in the LSSAA Boys Hockey All-Star Classic after a 6-4 victory Tuesday night at the Sarnia Arena.

"It was fun. The kids had a real good time playing and it was played the right way, just a better organized game of shinny," said LCCVI coach Bob Gould who help coach Team Outfitters.

Micor Sports got the early first period lead as Troy Whitley of LCCVI beat Patrick Brennan of St. Chris for the only goal in the period.

In the second, Harrison McCrie of SCITS would be stopped by Brennan on a penalty shot, who finished the game making all but one stop, while his counter part on Team Outfitters Brad Jacklin stopped all shots he faced before being switched mid period.

With new goalies, Team Outfitters would strike quickly to tie the game, as Tyler Annett of Northern beat his own goalie Brandon Johnson, evening it at 1-1.

But Team Micor would still get out of the period with the lead as Mike Brown of St. Chris would bank a pass on a 2-on-1 passed  St. Clair goalie Steven Taylor to putting Micor ahead 2-1.

 In the third the scoring would open up, as Team Outfitters would tie the game in the opening minutes as Luke Stephens of LCCVI would tip a Sam McCormack shot passed Johnson for the 2-2 tie.

The game would stay tied till the last four and a half minutes when the teams would open up for six goals. Kalen Hellinga of St. Clair would snap a wrist shot past his own goalie to put Micor back in front, but seven seconds later, Dan Bowling of SCITS would redirect a pass past Johnson to once again tie the game.

Outfitters would then take their first lead of the game as Jamie Vandenberg of St. Chris would fight off a defencemen and slide a low shot through Johnson's pads for the 4-3 lead.

With under a minute to go, Micor would pull their goalie for extra attacker and tie the game up for a fourth time, as Ben Sokol of Northern would find the puck in the slot and put a shot past Taylor for a 4-4 tie.

Team Outfitters would answer right back and fast, as Tyler Annett would pick p his second of the game 15 seconds later, coming in fast on Johnson and scoring top corner to put Outfitters back in front. With seconds ticking away, Joe DeSena of St. Chris would get one more by Johnson as Outfitters go on to the 6-4 victory.

The LSSAA boys hockey finals will be on February 22nd at the Sarnia Arena.


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