The Toronto Shooting Stars had a busy week four in Clax as they faced off with the Barrie Blizzard on Sunday and showed their dominance with an 18-10 win. On Monday night the Stars were back in action as they took on the Oshweken Demons.
The Demons came into this game at 4-1 while the Stars were 2-1 on the season. In the first quarter of this game both teams appeared even as they matched each other goal for goal until Oshweken took the lead 3-2 after the first quarter. The Stars though showed their great offense in the second period much like they did against Barrie as the Stars scored nine goals in the second quarter including five consecutive goals in the final six minutes of the quarter to take a commanding 12-6 lead into the half. Toronto in the first half was able to outscore Oshweken which few teams this year have been able to do.
In the third quarter the game balanced out again as the two teams once again fought back and fourth and appeared evenly matched. As the two teams headed into the fourth quarter with the score 14-8 Oshweken would attempt a comeback as they scored three consecutive goals to make the score 14-11. That would be as close as they got though as Angus Dinely shut the door and preserved the 15-11 win for the Stars.
The Stars were great in this game as they made Oshweken play from behind due to a huge 9 goal second quarter. The Stars were led on offense by Aaron Grayson who had two goals and four assists on the night. The Stars showed a team effort in scoring as nine different player registered a point for the Stars showing how deep their offense can be. Angus Dinely was once again solid in net and recorded 37 saves and now leads the league with a G.A.A of 8.74.
For the Demon’s leading scorer Roger Vyse led the way with three assists while Delby Powless notched four goals. Wayne VanEvery was held to a season low one point on the night. The Demons let Toronto build an early lead and were never able to get back in this game despite a solid performance from Jeff Powless who made 30 saves and was able to hold off the Stars after that nine goal outburst. These two teams will meet again on Friday night at 8pm at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena.