Midget Major Stars just keep on rolling


Midget MajorsSpecial to the RTT


The Amherstburg Stars midget major team picked up a trio of victories last week as they had a win over a Riverside and a couple of very lopsided wins against the Essex Ravens by the identical scores of 8-1.

Last Tuesday at the WFCU Centre, the Stars knocked off Riverside 4-2. Stars’ captain Noah Renaud received a perfect pass from Ryan Wismer and his screened shot found the top corner of the net to give the Stars the lead only five minutes in.

The Rangers would grab the lead back on a pair of powerplay goals, but midway through the middle period, a point shot from Marshal Laing was redirected by Robert Lavoie to knot the contest at two each.

With four minutes remaining in the third period and the Stars on a man-advantage, it was Sean Santarossa spotting Colin Leardi in the slot, and Cory Burns with a quick flip in the bottom corner would restore the Stars’ lead.

It was Laing on a one-time that would seal the victory for goalie Thomas Demarco and the Stars would skate away with a 4-2 win.

Last Friday at home with Demarco back in net, Mitch Holden and Garett Meloche tallied first period goals but in the second period, the Stars exploded with four more goals off the sticks of Renaud, Leardi, Lavoie and Meloche.

In the final period, forward Anthony Cristofaro would cash in a pair by himself to hand the Ravens an 8-1 loss.

Picking up assists were Zak Parlette (2), Dean Patterson (2), Laing (2), Holden (2), Burns (2) while single helpers went to Leardi, Zak Fritsch and Jacob Damico.

On Saturday it was off to Essex and Daniel Tonietto was in net for the Stars and he turned away 14 of 15 shots he faced for the win.

The midgets scored early and often in the first period as they roared for four goals to put this one to bed early.

A powerplay goal by Renaud and a Lavoie rebound gave the Stars all they would need as they had the lead only three minutes off the ticker. Meloche would pick up a free puck in the crease and a screened shot from the point of Patterson gave the Stars a four-goal cushion after one period.

In the second frame, it was the Leardi-Lavoie show as both forwards cashed in with a goal and an assist each to go up by six.

The third period opened up with Patterson gobbling up his second and Burns would cap off the scoring by way of a five-hole marker at the two minute warning for back-to-back convincing wins.

The midgets’ season continues this Friday at home versus the Erie North Shore Storm.

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