SARNIA JR. STING MINOR ATOM MD'S vs. LONDON BANDITS BLACK
The Sarnia Jr. Sting Minor Atom MD's hosted the London Bandits Black on Saturday November 19th at the Sarnia Arena. The Black Bandits were tied for first in the league with Sarnia not far behind.
Both teams were anxious to get started as the action was fast and furious from the start. London would get on the board first scoring early in the period on a goal mouth scramble. Sarnia would fall by 4 goals as London capitalized on key breakaways and Sting mistakes.
The Sting would eventually get on the scoresheet in the third as right-winger Chandler Haagsma notched a beautiful wrist shot over the Bandit goalie. The kids fought hard but ended up on the short end losing 6 - 1.
SARNIA JR. STING MINOR ATOM MD'S vs. WEST LONDON HAWKS
The Jr. Sting would travel to London on Sunday to face the first place West London Hawks. Sarnia was hungry for a win having lost their last two games.
The boys fired out of the gates quick and hard pinning London in their end of the ice for the first 3 minutes of play. The Jr. Sting seeked that elusive first goal which seems virtually impossible at times, for them to achieve. It would be no different this game as London would open the scoring at the 8:31 mark of the first period. A loose rebound would be directed into Sarnia's goal out of the reach of a sprawling Ian Stouth. The first period would close out with Sarnia trailing by one.
Sarnia would continue to pressure in the second and were finally rewarded with a goal, when centerman Mateo Troiani forwarded the puck to Quinn Schmidt who rifled the wrist shot, top shelf, over the Hawks goalie.
The teams would be tied heading into the third with ample opportunity on both sides to take the lead. London would capitalize in the 8th minute of play banging in a loose puck. The Sting however, would not let up and continued to seek the equalizer but the clock would become a factor. London would add another late goal handing Sarnia its third straight loss.
Coaches were very proud of the team's effort and determination. Strong defense and forechecking were very evident throughout the game. The Jr. Sting will now travel to London and compete in its first tournament of the season - The Dan Pulham Memorial.