Alliance Showcase Day 1 Round-Up

First off, I’d like to give a big thumbs up to the organizers from the Huron-Perth association and those working at the Pyramid complex for setting up a fantastic first day of the weekend. The home baked treats were an added bonus this year.

Secondly, the net at this arena are atrocious. I have never in all my years involved in hockey ever seen the nets come off its pegs as often as I did today, and we’re only one day into the event. Hopefully something can be figured out overnight to save us from having an extra 10 stoppages per game.

Now over to the actual games being played. Day one saw a couple of close games and a couple of blowouts. The close games had the drama while the blowouts showcased some big games for the forwards. As I am only one person, not every game could be viewed in its entirety, but I was able to catch at least a chunk of every game today.

Elgin-MIddlesex edges past Cambridge Hawks

The Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs picked up their 2nd win of the season in what could be described as an upset, 3-2 over the Cambridge Hawks. The Hawks thought they were headed for a tie after Jagger O’Toole tied the game with just over a minute remaining. But the Chiefs stormed right back and Hunter Monkhouse banged home a rebound to put the Chiefs back up for good with 26 seconds remaining.
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2016/17 Lambton Jr. Sting Season Preview

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2015/16 Minor Midget Standings: 10-18-5 (9th Place)

2015/16 Minor Midget Final Result: Did not qualify for playdowns

2015/16 Major Bantam Standings: No Team

Last season was not a stellar one for the Lambton organization. Not only did the Minor Midget’s just miss out on a playdown position, but the bantam team didn’t even exist. That is what makes this season one of redemption for the boys from Lambton.

The 2000 age group for the Lambton Jr. Sting was an incredibly strong defensive team. There were just on the cusp of being a top five defensive team thanks in part to the likes of Duncan Core on defense and Jakob Knowles in net. The problem for the team was on offense. While near the top on defense, Lambton was in the bottom three in goal scoring last season. Despite that, the Jr. Sting were well within striking distance of a playdown spot before going winless in their final 10 games, dropping to 9th spot.
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