Sarnia Sting End Weekend With Solid Win

Monday January 11, 2016
COMMUNITY NEWS


After coming off a 5 4 shootout win in Saginaw on Saturday night, the Sting travelled to Sault. Ste Marie for an afternoon matchup against the divisional rival Greyhounds. The Sting skated away with a convincing 5-1 victory ending the weekend on a high note.

The Sting were playing their final game in a 3 game weekend, and earned 5 out of 6 points in those games. The Sting opened up the scoring as Jordan Kyrou got the first goal of the game, followed by Brandon Lindberg adding a goal of his own just under 2 minutes later. 5 different players had points on the first 2 Sting goals, in what was a period that was controlled by the Sting from beginning to end.

The second period followed suit as the Sting struck just 25 seconds into the period when Troy Lajeunesse found the back of the net. Both teams provided lots of energy, in a period that was mainly played in the neutral zone. The Sting controlled the shot category, and provided lots of good scoring chances.

The Greyhounds finally found the scoreboard in the third period when Tim Gettinger snuck one past Fazio to break the shutout bid. The rest of the period belonged to the Sting courtesy of goals from Pavel Zacha and Noah Bushnell. Newly acquired OA, Sam Studnicka, registered his first point as a member of the Sting on Zacha's one timer goal. The top line of Zacha, Konecny, and Studnicka provided energy consistently throughout the period, and showed a lot of chemistry.

Justin Fazio got the call for the Sting on Sunday afternoon and did not disappoint. Fazio finished the game with 25 saves on 26 shots, standing tall for the Sting and shutting down the rallying Greyhounds' offence. Brandon Halverson made 22 saves on 27 shots and was tested often by a Sting team looking to end the weekend on a high note.

STING NOTES

  • The Sting went 2-0-1-0 on the weekend, earning 5 of a possible 6 points

  • Sam Studnicka recorded his first point as a member of the Sting

  • The Sting will return home Friday January 15th for a matchup with the defending Memorial Cup champions, Oshawa at 7:05PM

 

 

 

 







 

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