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Devils come back against Jr. Sting for victory
andrew brethauer January 21st, 2012

Sarnia, ON -  Despite two quick goals to open the game, the Sarnia Jr. Sting Midget A team lost their second round robin game to the Duffield Devils 3-2 Saturday morning at the RBC Centre.

Early on the Jr. Sting looked to be carrying the momentum from yesterdays 6-0 victory over to this morning, as it took very little time into the first period for the Sting to get a two goal lead.

Chris Ferrera put the first shot of the game for Sarnia past Duffield goalie Gabriel Dinota to give the Sting the 1-0 lead just a minute and a half into the game. Thirty seconds later, Ferrera would be in a similar position in the slot, and again fire a wrist shot past Dinota for two goals on the Jr. Sting's first two opening shots.

A goal change was made to Noah McKenzie, who came up big early on with a save the keep the score only 2-0 after the first period of play.

In the second, the Devils would look the spoil the Jr. Sting's shutout streak and midway through the second period they would find the back of the net. A one timer from a pass behind the net was stopped but the rebound went to Anthony Naccarato who put it past the down Sting netminder.

The Devils would continue to put traffic in front of the net, and it would result in the game tying goal, as Kurtis Adams had to make numerous saves on both sides of the net until Daniel Schneider was able to beat Adams high to tie the game at 2-2.

The third period would be marked by power plays as each team had numerous chances with the man-advantage to get the go ahead goal but both goalies kept the game tied.

Late in the third period, Duffield would move the puck quickly up the ice where Naccarato would send a snap shot on net that would beat Adams high, giving the Devils their first lead with under four minutes to play.

Sarnia would have a power play opportunity in the last two minutes and pull their goalie for a sixth attacker, but McKenzie came up with crucial saves to hold the lead for the Devils, as time would expire and Duffield finished the comeback with a 3-2 victory.

The loss moves Sarnia to 1-1 on the tournament. They will finish up play today with their third round robin game at 6:00pm against the Littleton Hawks at Clearwater-Blue Arena.


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