The Jr. Sting travelled to the Nichol's Arena in London on Wednesday to face-off with the London Bandits Orange.
The Bandits opened the scoring at the two minute mark of the first period when a London forward chipped a shot which surprisingly slid inches behind the goal line. Sarnia always seems to play catch up hockey as they generally fall behind in the early stages of the game. The kids quickly bounced back (as they usually do) and tied up the game when right winger Chandler Haagsma found some open ice and wristed a shot, from the top of the hash mark, which beat the Bandit goalie. Assisting on the goal was center Jacob Gould.
Unfortunately that was all Sarnia could put up on the board as many missed opportunities arose. London would add a goal in the second period to take a 2 - 1 lead going into the third.
Four minutes into the third period the Bandits would score and take a two goal advantage. The Sarnia Jr. Sting were defiant however, and refused to give up as they dominated possession and continued pressing in the London end. With about 2 minutes left in the game Sting goalie Ian Stouth was pulled to favour an extra attacker. Sarnia came close but could not solve the Bandit goalie as the final horn sounded.
Next action for the Sting is this weekend as they host London Bandits on Saturday and travel to West London on Sunday afternoon.