Lambton began their first playdown series against the Windsor Jr. Spitfires with the home ice advantage and the Jr Sting came out on top in a close 4 - 3 decision.
Lambton opened the scoring in the first period at 3:56 with Brett Thompson scoring assisted by Matt Rupert. Windsor answered back at 6:32 on a powerplay goal scored Spitfires Dylan Denomme. The powerplay advantage gave the Jr. Sting the advantage at 11:56 as Adam Arseneault regained the lead for the Jr Sting assisted by Chad Rainsberry and Daniel Charlton.
Second period action saw Windsor taking the lead as they scored 2 unanswered goals the first at 3:11 by Brendon Anger and at 11:26 by Austen Brassard. Score after 2 periods of play was Lambton 2 - Windsor 3.
In the third period Lambton bounced back with the first goal scored by Ben Sokol at 5:41 from Tyler Annett and Thomas Moxley. Tyler Annett became the hero of the game when he scored an unassisted shorthanded goal at 8:29 that turn out to be the game winner. The Jr. Sting held on to take the 1st game in the best of 5 series.
Game two had Lambton at Windsor with neither team scoring in the opening period. Windsor opened the scoring at 1:24 of the second period with Lambton answering back with an unassisted goal from Tyler Annett 17 seconds later. Before the second period ended Windsor scored a powerplay goal at 12:25 giving the hometown Spitfires a 2 -1 lead. Matthew Rupert scored the tieing goal at 9:34 assisted by Daniel Charlton and Adam Arseneault. Lambton scored the go ahead goal at 11:52 off the stick of Adam Arseneault assisted by Curtis Crombeen and Chad Rainsberry. Windsor was not to be outdone in this game with Lambton being shorthanded they scored a powerplay goal with 2:48 seconds remaining in the third to send the game to a 5 minute sudden victory overtime. No goals were scored in the overtime leaving the teams tied at three.
Lambton was on home ice playing host to the Spitfires with Matthew Rupert opening the scoring on a powerplay at 11:38 of the first period. Assisted by Ben Sokol and Ryan Rupert. The score remained 1 - 0 for Lambton for the remainder of the first period and all of the second period until Windsor scored the tieing goal at 2:09 and the go ahead goal at 6:16 to take a 2 - 1 lead. Lambton tied the game at 8:28 of the third with a powerplay goal by Ryan Rupert assisted by Matthew Rupert and Daniel Charlton. With Lambton on the powerplay Windsor broke free for a shorthanded goal at 11:20 to take a 3 - 2 lead. This proved to be all Windsor would need to seal the victory and tie the series at 3 points a piece.
Lambton was on the road to play the Spitfires on January 27th for game four of the series. There was no scoring in the first period, but Lambton opened the scoring at 3:05 of the second period with a goal by Brett Thompson assisted by Ryan Rupert and Tyler Annett. Lambton scored at 10:13 of the second with a goal by Ryan Rupert assisted by Brett Thompson and Curtis Crombeen to take a 2 - 0 lead. Windsor scored at 11:51 of the second period to bring Windsor within a goal to end the second period. Windsor scored their second and tying goal at 9:22 of the third period on the powerplay. For the second time in the series the boys played the five minute sudden victory overtime without a goal being scored. With the second tie of the series and the teams deadlocked at 4 points each this brought the series back home to Sarnia for game five.
Windsor was on the road to play Lambton for game five of the series. With no scoring in the first period, Ryan Rupert scored the first goal of the game at 10:42 of the second period assisted by Brett Thompson. Lambton maintained the one goal lead until 3:30 of the third period when Adam Arseneault scored assisted by Chad Rainsberry and Curtis Crombeen to put them ahead 2 - 0. This proved to be all the goals they would need as Sean Parker played a solid game between the pipes to earn a shut-out. Congratulations to both teams on a very entertaining and hard fought series. With the victory Lambton will move on to play Elgin Middlesex Chiefs in round two with game one beginning Sunday, February 1st at 3:00 p.m. in Strathroy at the Gemini Arena.