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The first place Leamington Flyers invaded Timken Arena attempting to devastate the fans and cause turmoil in St. Thomas by ending the Stars 3 game winning streak...but the continued hard working ethic by the Stars, heroic goaltending by Nick Dampier and the belief that they can compete with anyone. The Stars held back the onslaught of the fearless Flyers...keeping it a tie...until the ShootOut....and CAPTAIN CLUTCHINSON to the RESCUE!
The Flyers and Stars battled in the first, exchanging hits and goal scoring rushes but to no avail...it ended tied at zeros.
The second period saw Leamington coming in at all angles...missing a penalty shot...but eventually penetrating the Dampier force field to score...making it 1-0 for the visitors after two.
But Mighty Matt McJannett made amends blasting thru and scoring to tie it with Andrew Chambers and Carson Brookshaw assisting.
The Overtime had a number of chances for both teams but it came down to a Shoot Out to decide this battle.
Captain Spencer "Clutchinson" (pictured) found a weakness and scored first on the breakaway show...and he left the rest up to Dampier to shutdown the pesky Flyers. Stars 2 Flyers 1.
Thats four in a row...To Infinity and Beyond!
Stars host the Lambton Shores Predators on Friday at Timken.
St. Thomas Stars have taken the back to back games with the struggling St. Marys Lincolns. Beating them Thursday night and tonight in St. Marys 5-1.
Tonight's game was a better team effort with all the players working hard to keep the Lincs at bay. Top GOJHL Scoring leader, Zach Grzelewski was on fire scoring his 4th hat trick of the season. Zach opened the scoring on the powerplay midway thru the first period as Spencer Hutchinson and Blair Mincer assisted. The Lincs tied it up and then Zach scored his second goal with 30 seconds left in the first with assists from Reed Horvat and Dane Johnstone.
The second period saw the hometeam put a burst of effort against the Stars but Nick Dampier stopped all shots.
The third was all Stars as Matt McJannett score early when Grzelewski and Johnstone set him up perfectly to make it 3-1. Dane Johnstone did some great work to feed Grzelewski his Hatty goal with Carson Brookshaw getting the other assist.
With two minutes left, Brett Van Dusen scored the fifth Stars goal as Hutchinson and Mincer helped. Stars 5 Lincs 1.
St. Thomas has now won three in a row and look for their fourth against the high flying Leamington Flyers on Sunday night at Timken...game time 7:30pm.
He's one of the oldest players on the St. Thomas Stars but he goes about his business in a professional way scoring that goal when the team needs it. Jordan Babb (pictured) is that player and he scored two nice goals to help the Stars defeat the visiting Lincolns 6-3.
St. Marys opened the scoring at the 5 minute mark but Babb scored his first after being set up by Brett Van Dusen and Spencer Hutchinson. Ending the first period tied at ones.
In the second, the powerplay got started when a shot by Carson Moniz saw the back of the twine after Zach Grzelewski and Dane Johnstone got Moniz the puck. A minute later Babb got his second on a beauty as Josh Slegers hardwork and Wade Russell set him up. St. Marys pressured the Stars and evened the score at 3-3 midway thru the second, but "The AX", Adam Truax showed his stuff and beat the Lincs goalie to put the hometeam ahead for good. Moniz and Jesse Anderson got the helpers. Stars 4-3 after two.
In the third, Jay Dekkers nifty unassisted first goal for the Stars made it 5-3 and and insurance goal by Carson Brookshaw and assisted by Moniz and Grzelewski settled the game at 6-3.
The Stars now travel to Lincoln land to play tonite in St. Marys and back here on Sunday night at Timken vs Leamington.