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Minor Peewee's battle back for tie vs Rangers
Andrew Brethauer October 1st, 2011

Sarnia, ON - The Lambton Jr. Sting minor peewee's (AAA) climbed back down 2-0 to force a 2-2 tie against the Kitchener Jr. Rangers Saturday afternoon

"I thought our kids played a good game," said head coach Paul Hurtubise. "We were lucky we had our goalie to stop a couple of breakaways and giveaways."

Lambton would be given multiple powerplays, as Kitchener was dealing with the new head contact penalty, and spend much of the game in the penalty box. But it would be the Rangers who would take the lead.

The Sting would find themselves on one of their many powerplays, but be called for a penalty themselves, ending the powerplay and forcing a 4 on 4. Kitchener would take advantage of the new open ice, as Brandon Romany would put the Rangers on the board in the first period.

The hard hitting action continued into the second period, but again Lambton could not find the back of the net with numerous powerplay opportunities. The Rangers would again take advantage, as Jacob Schnittke would fire a shot from a bad angle that would beat the Lambton goalie, putting Kitchener up 2-1.

Lambton would have a 5 on 3 powerplay which would yield no goals, as the Sting were force to take long distance shots that were easily saved.

But finally on the powerplay, Nolan Farr would win the race to the puck behind the net and spot Jake Vince in the slot, who would put his wrist shot passed the Rangers goalie to cut the lead to 2-1 after the second period.

In the third, the Sting powerplay unit again was not able to produce any goals with early man advantages. Lambton would got another 5 on 3 chance, but end up giving up control, and allowing Kitchener breakaway attempts.

Finally while on the powerplay, Joe Correia would send a shot on net from the point, missing wide. The rebound would come out to Theo Crombeen whose shot would be stopped but Cameron Rombouts would put in the rebound, tying the game at 2-2.

Lambton would end up on their on 5 on 3 penalty kill, but with time expiring, the Sting would hold on for the single point in the 2-2 tie.

Lambton's powerplay has not been addressed much in practice, but is something that will be worked on through the month says coach Hurtubise.

"We haven't even worked on the powerplay in practice yet because it wasn't a priority yet," said Hurtubise. "but it probably showed tonight in our game that we haven't done that."

Hurtubise continued about his powerplay, "it is in our annual plan. At the start of the season our focus was more on the defensive side of the game. We have in our plan to work on the powerplay in the second month."


 

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