The Lambton Junior Sting Minor PeeWee AAA had a busy weekend playing 3 games. The Sting would lose a close game to London by a 4 – 2 score on Friday night, then lose another close game on Saturday to Waterloo by a 1 – 0 margin, but come out on the winning end on Sunday afternoon by defeating Cambridge by a 3 – 2 margin.
On Friday night, the Sting would travel to London to play the London Knights for the 3rd time this season. The game would start with the Knights scoring just 11 seconds into the game to take a 1 – 0 lead. The Sting would quickly settle down and try to work their way back into the game. Towards the end of the first period Theo Crombeen would find some space down the right wing and put a shot past the Knights goalie to tie the game at 1. Tristan Haagsma would pick up the assist on the play. In the second period the Sting would take a 2 – 1 lead when Cameron Adam would bury a loose puck in front of the London goal with assists going to Theo Crombeen and Joey Ferrera. Lambton would find themselves getting into penalty trouble as played resumed and London would capitalize on a 5 – 3 power play to tie the game at 2. The Knights would score another power play goal before the period ended to take a 3 – 2 lead. Lambton battled hard in the 3rd period but were unable to find the equalizer and the Knights would score a late goal for a 4 – 2 final score.
On Saturday afternoon the Sting played a home game against the undefeated Waterloo Wolves. The boys knew they would need to bring their best effort and they came ready to play. The first period saw both teams generate a few quality chances but no scoring and the tight checking would continue into the 2nd period. The game would move into the 3rd period and Sting would find themselves having to kill several penalties. With approximately 8 minutes left in the game, the Wolves were able to capitalize on a power play to take a 1 – 0 lead. The Sting would battle hard looking for the equalizer but would have to settle for a 1 – 0 loss. Jacob Knowles played a strong game in the net for the Sting.
On Sunday the Sting were back on home ice to battle the Cambridge Hawks. The boys were hungry for a win after 2 tough losses and they did not disappoint in this game. The first period saw fairly equal action at both ends of the ice but Cambridge would capitalize on a power play to take a 1 – 0 lead. Early in the second period the Sting would tie the game as Cameron Adam would bury the rebound on a shot from the point with assists going to Tristan Haagsma and Lucas Knowles. The Sting would find themselves on the power play as 3rd period play resumed and Joe Correia would rip home a shot from the point to give the Sting the 2 – 1 advantage. Alec Trusler and Matthew Torti would receive the assists on the play. Cambridge would battle back and find the net to tie the game, but on another power play Dante Fuoco would score the game winner with assists going to Josh Vale and Cameron Rombouts. Josh Bayne would be the winning goaltender in this game as the Sting would win by a final score of 3 – 2.