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
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."
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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,
allowing Kitchener breakaway attempts.
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.
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.
powerplay has not been addressed much in practice,
but is something that will be worked on through the
month says coach Hurtubise.
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."
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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