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Jr. Sting shutout Fresno in opener
andrew brethauer January 20th, 2012

Sarnia, ON -  The Fresno Jr. Monsters first Canadian visit did not fair to well, as they faced host city team Sarnia Jr. Sting in the opening game of the Midget A division of the Boys Silver Stick, dropping a 6-0 decision to Sarnia.

Sarnia came out quick in physical against the Monsters in the shutout victory, and with a tight defence Fresno was not able to sustain much attack on to Sting goalie Kurtis Adams who picks up the victory stopping all shots put his way.

Mitch Derush-Pageau opened the scoring in the first off a scramble in front, as the Jr. Sting put a lot of traffic in front of Monster goalie Lindsey Sciacca, with Derush-Pageau eventually banging him the puck for the loan goal in the opening period.

In the second the Jr. Sting would hit penalty troubles but it wouldn't cost them a goal, as Jamie Vandenberg would break up a pass and bring it down ice on a 2-on-1. wait out the defencemen and find Ben Morrison in front for a cross pass goal, putting the Jr. Sting ahead 2-0.

The pressure would continue to mount on the Monsters netminder, as Sarnia through puck after puck on net that Sciacca turned away until Vandenberg would pick up a rebound and move in untouched, putting a shot high on Sciacca for a 3-0 lead.

Joe Desena would add a quick goal on a breakaway to follow, ending the second period with a 4-0 Sarnia lead.

In the third, Sarnia would continue to apply the pressure in the Monster's end of the ice, getting on top of Sciacca in the crease. Morrison would pick up another assist finding Mike Brown across the ice for an open net shot as the goal committed to the side.

Brown would pick up his second goal similar to his first, benefiting from a cross pass for a tap in open net, as the Jr. Sting head off to their second round robin game with no goals allowed and a 6-0 victory.

Sarnia will take on the Duffield Devils Saturday morning at 8:30 am, and will finish off their round robin with a 6:30pm game against the Littleton Hawks. 

 


 

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