Holiday Road Game Doesn’t Spoil Stars WeekendUpdated Monday October 15, 2012 by Tur Keyman .
There are probably 1,000 other things the Niagara North Stars wanted to be doing this Monday at noon on a long weekend; but they were in Brampton playing the middle of the pack Brampton 45s in front of a weak crowd of 30 people. The suspense for the limited audience lasted a whopping 9 seconds before Niagara North opened the scoring. “We got out in front early and didn’t look back,” said John Mancini. “It’s good to jump out quickly and get them on their heels, especially the way we have been playing ,” added Rylee St. Onge.
The Stars, showing signs of desperation at times, were not ready to drop three of their last four games. Crashing the net and creating traffic were the theme today. The two goals by forwards were scored a combined 48 inches from the goal line and the two goals scored by the d-men were through heavy traffic and thought out screens. John Vander Hoeven and David D’Agostino were made available to the media after the game. “We still aren’t playing our best, but we haven’t had a lot of practice time,” summarized the boys interview.
All in all it was a performance that was enough to get the job done.
No time to rest. Niagara North takes on Southern Tier on Wednesday in a game that promises to stir passion from both sides.