The Lambton Jr Sting AAA Minor Midgets took 2 points over the weekend in Alliance regular league games.
On Saturday the Jr Sting traveled to Chatham to take on league rivals Chatham Kent Cyclones and came home with a 1 - 1 tie.
First period of play both sides remained scoreless.
Chatham lit up the scoreboard first midway into the second on a goal scored by Brad Maxim. Less than five minutes later Brock Perry scored the equalizer with Alexander DeKoning and Marco Mini assisting.
Third period action resumed but both sides came up short to end the game each earning the single point.
Lambton outshot the Cyclones 33 - 22. Lambton's netminder Nolan Hakr made 21 saves, Joseph Raaymakers made 32.
On Sunday the Lambton Jr Sting earned another single point at home against the Huron-Perth Lakers that resulted in a 3 - 3 tie.
In this game Lambton suffered a total of thirty-eight minutes in penalties on nineteen infractions. Huron Perth took eighteen minutes on nine infractions. At one point in the game there were five Lambton players sitting in the penalty box.
"It was a complete special team game where unfortunately it was our penalty kill vs their power play." Head Coach Jeff Perry said. "Huron Perth is a very good hockey club. You just can't give them that many opportunities, but as I said we have to take some responsibility for it but it's hard to fault the kids completely because I thought we were defending the areas the way we like to and we were doing a good job at it but unfortunately they were getting called for it."
The first goal of the game was scored by Lambton in the second period while on a power play. Tyler Hourie scored the power play goal with Eric Marsh and Franco Sproviero assisting. The Lakers evened the score after Holdyn Lansink scored the first of three Laker power play goals.
With both sides even with five aside the only non power play goal scored in the game was scored with :42 seconds remaining in the period. Alec DeKoning picked up the puck from Franco Sproviero and skated in alone to give Lambton a 2 - 1 lead heading into the third.
Early in the third period the Jr. Sting widened their lead on the power play with DeKoning scoring his second of the game assisted by Ethan Dupont and Brock Perry. But the penalties hurt the Jr Sting and the Lakers went on and scored a five on three man advantage goal then a five on four less than a minute apart. Scoring for the Lakers were Josh Britton and Holdyn Lansink his second of the game and tying goal.
"I thought our kids competed extremely hard all weekend which is an encouraging sign but anytime you take 19 minors (penalties) it's a combination of discipline that have to be better on our part." Perry said then added,
"However, as I said earlier it's frustrating for players when they are being asked to play a certain way. I think both benches were looking at each other to see what calls were being made. For me there's got to be a fine line of what's defending and what's a penalty. I thought there was a couple of questionable ones that I thought would be defending."
Huron Perth outshot the Jr. Sting 38 - 13. Netminder Kaden Fulcher earned player of the game making a total of 36 saves.
"I thought he (Fulcher) certainly was the first star of the game for us. He made some great saves and some timely saves that gave us the chance to win." Perry said
Netminder Wyatt Nicholson made 10 saves for Huron Perth.
Lambton is now 4 - 6 - 3 for the season.
The Jr. Sting has a full plate this coming week with three games in five days. Their first game is in Windsor on Wednesday night at 7:00 pm, then back on the road to Brantford on Friday for a 8:30 pm puck drop then return home on Sunday hosting the Sun County Panthers at 1:00 pm at the RBC Centre.