Sarnia Sting Beat the Generals

Monday January 18, 2016
COMMUNITY NEWS


The Sting held on to beat the Oshawa Generals 4 - 2 for the second time this weekend, closing out a 3-in-3 with a 2 points on the road. 

Charlie Graham improved to 3-0-0-0 since joining the Sting at the deadline. The overage netminder turned aside 18 of 20 shots faced, making a number of vital saves in the final frame. 

Travis Konecny led the way for the Sting tonight; picking up 2 goals and adding a helper to give him a total of 10 points in 6 games while wearing a Sting uniform. 

Opening the scoring for the Sting was sophomore forward, Anthony Salinitri. The Windsor-native dashed through the neutral zone, across the Gens blue-line, and fired him his 8th of the season on the backhand. Konecny and Core were credited with the assists. 

Later in the opening frame, former General, Matt Mistele spread the gap for the Sting with a wrister from the point. The goal was Mistele's 200th career OHL point. Core and Lajeunesse were given the assists on Mitele's 18th of the season and 10th as a member of the Sting. 

Former Sting forward, Alex Renaud responded for the Generals in the 2nd period before Travis Konecny fired home the eventual game-winning goal on the powerplay. Jakob Chychrun and Pavel Zacha added the assists. 

Lofquist scored for Oshawa with just :39 remaining in the second period and the Sting took a 3-2 lead into the intermission. 

Despite playing 3 games in as many nights, the Sting were able to hold off the Generals in the final stanza before Travis Konecny added an empty-netter with :02 remaining in the game. 

The Sting return to action on Thursday night at the SSEC when they play host to the visiting London Knights. Fans can get tickets to both Thursday & Saturday's games for just $30 by visiting the SSEC Box Office or online at www.sarniasting.com

Sting Notes: 

  • First star: Travis Konecny | Second Star: Alex Renaud | Third Star: Troy Lajeunesse

  • Mistele records 200th career OHL point against the team he won the Memorial Cup Championship with just last season. \

  • With Windsor losing to Saginaw earlier today, the Sting are now just 5 points back (with 2 games in hand) of the Spitfires for tops in the West Division. 

  • Sting Powerplay: 1/6 (17%)

  • Sting Penalty-kill: 6/6 (100%)


 


 

 

 

 







 

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