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Minor Atoms MD hosted the Bandits
special to sarniasports.com oCTober 11, 2011
 
The Sarnia Sting Minor Atom MD's recently hosted the London Bandits  (Orange team) at Sarnia's famous 'Old Barn' - the Sarnia Arena.  This was the Sting's third game of the season having tied the two previous.
 
Sarnia came out of the gate quickly scoring in the opening minute of action,  when Lleyton Williams jumped on a loose puck and buried it into the London net.  The Sting took a two goal lead when left-winger Mateo Troiani found himself alone, infront of the net , wristing  the puck top-shelf behind  a sprawling Bandit goalie. Sting goalie Ian Stauth stood tall in goal making some key saves to keep the Bandits off the scoreboard in the first period.
 
London started the second period strong looking for their first goal of the game. Sarnia's defense held firm  though, denying most solid scoring opportunities. The pressure finally paid off as London scored half way through the second. The Sting poised themselves determined to restore the two goal advantage. The game began to open up as the pace became fast and furious. Sting defenseman Quinlan Schmidt took the puck in his own zone and went end to end, in a Bobby Orr fashion, firing the puck from inside the blueline over the shoulder of a surprised London goalie. Sarnia closed the second period up 3 - 1.
 
The Bandits seemed to get stronger as the game went on.  Their strong forechecking rewarded them with two quick goals as they quickly tied the game with three minutes to go. Sarnia held off the late fury and settled for their third tie of the year.  They are now tied for the lead in the Alliance Western League Division with three points.  

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