Sarnia, ON -
The Sarnia Jr. Sting Minor Atom MD's opened their
season on home ice on Saturday October 1st. with
eager anticipation and high expectations. The team's
first opponent were the strong North London
started quick out of the gate looking for the first
opening goal of the season. Strong defense and
goaltending prevailed in the period keeping the game
deadlocked at zero.
Sting would finally open the scoring early in the
second when Kurtice Allardyce would take the pass
from Jacob Gould and find his way around the London
defense to slot the puck in the open corner of the
net. As usual in hockey, the one goal lead is
sometimes short lived as the Nationals would tie the
game 20 seconds later. London would add two more
quick goals to take a commanding 3 - 1 lead.
showed true grit and determination to begin the
comeback. Chandler Haagsma would put Sarnia within
one on a beautiful unassisted goal half way through
the second period. London would retain the two goal
lead scoring quickly once again after the home goal.
Sting winger Leyton Williams would add another goal
a minute later to put Sarnia within reach. The goal
was assisted by Connor Antosiak and Kristian Spitzig.
start of the third period, The Minor Atom Sting
found themselves trailing 4 - 3. The Jr. Sting
maintained relentless pressure forcing play in the
London zone for most of the action. The aggressive
forechecking was eventually rewarded as Kristian
Spitzig scored a shorthanded goal assisted from
Quinn Schmidt and Connor Antosiak. Seven minutes
later Spitzig scored his second of the game putting
Sarnia ahead by one.
lead was lost as London tied it up 15 seconds later.
Sarnia continued pressure but had to settle for the
tie. Ian Stouth stood tall in goal for the Jr. Sting
making key saves when needed. Next action for the
Sting is Monday October 3rd. in London facing the
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