Sarnia Sting Won the Battle over the Spitfires




The Sarnia Sting widened their West Division lead by 3 points after taking a 2 - 1 win against the second place Windsor Spitfires Friday night at home in front of 4,225 fans at the SSEC. The Sting are now 37-18-5-2 for the season.


Nikita Korostelev put Sarnia in the lead scoring at 12:50 in the first with Anthony Salinitri and Travis Konecny assisting.  In the second on a power play Sam Studnicka scored to widen the lead to 2 with Korostelev and Josh Jackobs earning the assist.  Windsor's Christian Fischer narrowed the gap at 9:34 and the action continued for the remainder of the period and in the third and Sarnia held on to take the win.


Charlie Graham earned the win turning away 27 of 28 shots and Mario Culina took the loss making 26 saves on 28 shots.


Sarnia went one for six on the power play, Windsor was scoreless on three opportunities.


The two teams will face each other on Thursday (March 10)  in Windsor.


Sting Notes

  • Sarnia Legionnaires netminder Shane Battler got called up for backup duties with Justin Fazio sitting out with a knee injury.  It is unknown when he will return. Troy Lajeunesse and Franco Sproviero sat out as healthy scratches for the Sting.

  • Former Sarnia Sting head coach Trevor Letowski who is now with the Windsor coaching staff was in Sarnia for the first time since he was relieved of his duties after the sale of the Sting to now head coach Darien Hatcher.




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