Major Atom Jr. Sting MD compete in the Ace Bailey Tournament

special to sarniasports  October 25,  2011

The Sarnia Jr. Sting Major Atom MD team took part in the Ace Bailey Memorial Tournament held in Stoney Creek, Ontario this weekend and made it to the semi – finals before being defeated by the eventual tournament champs the Stoney Creek Warriors.


The Jr. Sting started off the tournament on Friday afternoon with a 2-1 loss against the Merriton Bulldogs.  Sarnia’s lone goal was scored by Cole Goosens with an assist going to Damon Skinn-Wai.  Cameron Stevens was awarded both the coach’s and the parent’s player of the game puck for his determined effort between the pipes.


The Jr. Sting next played the Ancaster Avalanche Friday evening and won by a score of 2-1.  Cole Goosens scored late in the second period with assists going to Beynon Jonas and Kaz Gudelis.  Ancaster tied the game early in the third period setting the stage for Spencer Baillie’s game winning short handed marker with two minutes left in the contest.  The Avalanche added an extra attacker in the final minute but the Jr. Sting held on for the victory.  Stevie Schaefer earned the victory in net for the Jr. Sting this game. The coach’s player of the game puck was earned by Spencer Baillie while the parents picked Aiden Clark.


On Saturday morning the Jr. Sting faced the Kent Cobras with Sarnia coming out on top 5-2.  Scoring for the Jr. Sting were Ian Bailey, Mathew Waun, Evan Trigatti and Colin Zimmer with two.  Colin Zimmer also drew an assist giving him a three point game.  Mat Waun also had a three point game as he had two helpers.  Other assists were awarded to Nathan Oliphant, Cole Goosens, Tyler Talbot-Ellis, Damon Skinn-Wai, Spencer Baillie and Ryan Eyre. Cam Stevens was in the Sarnia net this game and denied the Cobras on several occasions.  Ian Bailey was awarded the parents player of the game and Evan Trigatti was awarded the coach’s player of the game.


This fine effort allowed the boys to move on to the semi-finals Saturday afternoon where they faced a tough Stoney Creek team.  The host team proved to be too strong this day and handed Sarnia a 5-1 defeat.  Cole Goosens scored the only goal for the Jr. Sting, unassisted.  Stevie Schaefer played well in net for the Jr. Sting despite the loss.  Nathan Oliphant was awarded the coach’s player of the game while the parents picked Cole Goosens as their hardest worker.


The Jr. Sting get back to the regular season schedule this Thursday October 27 when they host the London Bandits at the Germain Arena at 6:30.

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