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Stars are Affiliated with the London Knights
Tonight's Game vs. London will be played at Memorial Arena
The Stars took the two hour bus ride to Leamington and came out on the losing end as they had to play "catch up" after the second period.
The visitors played hard and kept the high flying Leamington team scoreless after the first period but a quick powerplay goal by the hometeam and two others to follow put the Stars in a 3-0 hole halfway thru period two. The Stars then had a powerplay themselves and scored when Blair Mincer's (pictured) shot found the back of the net. John Warren and Zach Grzelewski assisted.
Leamington scored once more in the fiesty third period which saw some fisticuffs and rough play. Leamington won 4-1.
The Stars are right back in action tonite as they play the Nationals at Memorial at 7:30pm.
The Stars beat the Lambton Shores Predators in a Shootout that saw some great goaltending at both ends of the rink. Dan Black's patience paid off as he finally won his first regular season GOJHL game as a St. Thomas Star...congrats Blackie!
The first period was a battle with both teams having chances but the goalies were strong in net for both teams. The Preds opened the scoring but just a few minutes later the Stars tied it up when Jordan Babb scored when Captain Spencer Hutchinson (pictured) threw him a pass.
The third had no scoring, which led to a scoreless OT and then the shootout.
Spencer Hutchinson shot the winner in the shootout to give the Stars their second win in a row...2-1.
The LaSalle Vipers were hoping to steal a game away from the Stars but to no avail as the hometown favourites charmed the Vipers Friday night 4-1.
Both teams played a close checking game early on as the first period had some scoring chance but no goals were potted in the first.
Early in the second, Austin Elkin scored with assists from Jordan Babb and Josh Slegers. That was followed up a few minutes later on a beauty by John Warren when he took passes from Zach Grzelewski and Reed Horvat to put the Stars up 2-0. The play started to get a little chippy, but the Stars managed to score another when Brett Van Dusen and Horvat fed Slegers who banged in a goal. Van Dusen was upset about something when he manhandled a Viper near the end of the second period taking most of the venom out of his opponent. LaSalle took advantage and scored a powerplay goal to make it 3-1 for Stars at the end of 2.
Grzelewski scored a highlite goal early in the third to solidify the win for Stars and send the Vipers home with a loss.
The Stars now travel to Forest to play the Predators on Saturday Night.
The St. Thomas Stars had their powerplay in gear versus the visiting Legionnaires...scoring 4 goals on the PP. The first period saw some great action but no scoring.
Sarnia opened the scoring early in the second, but Dane Johnstone and Andrew Chambers fed Adam Truax perfectly to tie it at 1-1. The visitors jumped ahead again a few minutes later but right after that a number of Sarnia penalties resulted in the Stars taking advantage. Carson Moniz scored on a big shot with assists from John Warren and Carter McCormick. Warren scored a beauty when Spencer Hutchinson and Josh Slegers fed him. Near the end of period two, Zach Grzelewski scored another powerplay goal when Warren and McCormick set him up with a highlight goal. Stars 4 Sarnia 2 after two.
The third period started out in favour of the Legionnaires as they struck fast...first with their own PP goal and the seconds later with another to tie it at 4's. The hometeam then put it in gear and didn't look back as they scored 3 more to win the game 7-4. Grzelewski scored two more excellent goals to finish his hattrick and Dane Johnstone added one as well. Assists for those goals came from Warren, Moniz, Reed Horvat, Johnstone, Truax and Chambers.
The Stars now rest all week and host the Vipers on Friday Night at Timken.
Nick Dampier (pictured) stood on his head and made some acrobatic saves against a hungry Sarnia team but the hometeam scored with a minute left in the game to nullify his efforts. Sarnia won 3-2.
Sarnia scored early in the first period as it was 2-0 before the game was 3 minutes old, but the pesky Stars evened it up with 2 goals 12 seconds apart just a few minutes later.
Carter McCormick scored and then Zach Grzelewski potted one to tie it at 2's. John Warren and Dane Johnstone picked up two assists each on those goals.
The Legionnaires were all over the Stars at certain points of the game but Dampier kicked out all attempts until there was 1:05 left in the third when Sarnia knocked home the winner.
The Stars have now lost 8 games by one goal and have lost 3 of those 8 in the last 2 minutes of the game.
Stars now host a sharp Chatham Maroon team tonite at Timken at 7:30pm.