Midget Minors pick up 2 wins over weekend


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Amherstburg Minor Midgets travelled to Leamington Friday night for their second match of the season versus Southpoint.

The scoring started early in the first when Cory Burns chipped a pass to Spencer Benvenuto who beat Southpoint’s goaltender for the opening goal.  A few minutes later the Stars would once again turn on the red light when Kane Morneau split the defense giving the puck to Burns who buried the puck making a 2-0 game. Southpoint came out in the second period with two unanswered goals knotting the game at a pair.

Amherstburg picked up the pace as Braeden Derksen’s blistering slap shot popped off the goalies pad onto the stick of Burns, who grabbed his third point of the night.

Just before the intermission Jordan Bastien stole the puck behind the Southpoint net and wrapped the puck into the net for an unassisted effort lifting the Midget Minor’s to a 4-2 lead going into the third period.

Defensemen Mike Lenson and Ryan Wismer kept the puck out of their zone to the disappointment of the Leamington fans for most of the final period, Josh Paquette continued strong play including stopping a puck, which came crashing through his crease along with two Southpoint players.

The Stars would finish with a 4-2 win.

Harrow Arena was the scene of the Midget Minor’s 2-0 win over Erie Northshore on Saturday night.

Star’s goaltender Wes Werner stopped 22 shots on his way to the shutout and aided by a great game by the defensive unit.  Scoring started in the second when Lenson passed to Joel Rorseth who fed the puck onto the waiting stick of Garett Meloche directly in front of the net.  Meloche rifled the puck in before Northshore’s goalie reacted, giving the Stars a one goal lead.   Shortly after Rorseth picked up his own rebound, delivering it once again to Meloche, who found the mesh for his second goal of the night.  The physical play continued until the final whistle but the Amherstburg Stars would hold on for a 2-0 win and their second win in as many nights.

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