Predators Secure Playoff Spot

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(FOREST, ON) – With a 4-2 Victory over the St Thomas Stars the Lambton Shores Predators are going to be in the playoffs.

Lambton Shores struck in the first period, as Cody Trowell scored at the 13:33 mark of the first, assisted by Kyle Brothers and Garrett Heiser to put the Pred’s ahead 1-0. Shortly after Pred’s Corey Pawley Scored at 14:23 assisted by Adam Arsenault And Brett Thompson to make it 2-0 for Lambton Shores at the end of the first period.

But St Thomas would come back at the 6:13 mark of the second period to make it 2-1. Pred’s Captain Adam Arseneault on a powerplay netted a goal at 7:07 to put the Predators ahead 3-1. Shortly after at 8:47 St Thomas put one pass Pred’s goalie Brendon Campbell to end the third period 3-2 Predators.

In the third Lambton Shores would continue to score as Captain Adam Arseneault would score his second goal of the game at 9:31 assisted by Corey Pawley to win the game and move the Predators to the playoffs with a 4-2 win.

“It was a great win. We played hard from start to finish. What a great feeling. The boys are on a high. Thanks to St Mary’s,” said Head Coach Mark Davis.

The Victory now clinches a final playoff postion for the Predators.

“This is a big milestone for our organization and I am so proud of our team. Our goal this year was to make the playoffs and we can all take a day or so to enjoy this and then back to work,” said owner and GM Roop Chanderdat. “Our coaching staff deserve a lot of credit for keeping the boys on track and focused on our goal.”

The Predators’ next game is against the Strathroy Rockets on February 25th at 7:30 pm.


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