Sarnia Jr B Pacers lost home opener
to Red Devils
On - To quote a fan on the way out
after the game "if the third
was the first they would have won"
after the Pacers lost their home
opener 12 - 8 in front of 400 fans
in Ontario Lacrosse Jr B action
Wednesday night at the Clearwater
arena against the Wallaceburg Red
the second game of a home/home
series between the Sarnia Pacers and
the Wallaceburg Red Devils.
In the first period it was all
Wallaceburg as they scored seven
goals, five of them on the powerplay.
"First period we dug a big hole"
said coach Kevin Huggett
"Playing the whole period in the
penalty box will kill you."
Wallaceburg continued to score in
the second with the first just :15
seconds into the period. Four
minutes later Sarnia scored their
first goal with Kevin Hussy from
Kevin Conroy and TJ Mara scoring.
Wallaceburg then went on and added
three more goals, two more on
the powerplay. TJ Mara scored
Sarnia's first powerplay goal for
Sarnia in the last minute of the
second and the period ended with
Wallaceburg leading 11 - 2.
period saw Sarnia dig in and they
went on and scored six goals in the
period, three on the powerplay.
Wallaceburg added a single in the
third. Scoring for Sarnia were TJ
Mara scored with 2 goals and singles
by Kevin Hussey, Conner Smith, Kyle
Conroy and Dan Charlton.
Wallaceburg's Clint Larmash earned 8
points in the game with 4 goals and
4 assist. Rob Pollock earned 7
with 4 goals and 3 assists and
single goal scorers were Jordan
Durston, Jordan VanDamme, Travis
Bentley and Joel Shepley.
in net for the Pacers was Justin
Matthews allowing 9 goals before
being replaced by Ian Ferguson
who gave up 3. Matthews faced
33 shots on goal, Ferguson faced 19.
Ryan Schuetmzkowski earned the win
allowing 4 goals. He was
replaced midway in the third by Eric
Shepley who also allowed 4 goals.
Schuetmzkowski faced 33 shots,
Shepley faced 12. Sarnia went 4 for
10 on powerplay opportunities,
Wallaceburg went 7 for 9.
is just our second game, we are
still getting the bugs out." said
Coach Huggett "we have a lot of work
Pacers will travel to the
Iroquois Lacrosse Arena in
Hagersville on Friday May 4 when
they go up against Six Nations.
The Pacers are back at home on
Monday May 7 at 8:00 pm where they
will go up against Wallaceburg for
the third time.