Sting Widen Their Lead With Win in Windsor
THURSDAY MARCH 10, 2016
The Sarnia Sting
scored early and often on
Thursday night, downing the
Windsor Spitfires by a score of
5-1 at the WFCU Centre.
With the win, Sarnia is now
three points ahead of the Spits
for first in the OHL’s West
Division while still holding a
game in hand. The Sting lead the
season series 4-1, which
includes four consecutive wins
over their counterparts.
Charlie Graham was solid in goal
once again; turning aside 24 of
25 shots faced in the divisional
match-up. Mario Culina started
in goal for the Spitfires before
being retired after allowing 3
goals on 13 shots. DiPietro came
in, in relief allowing only two
goals the rest of the way.
Once again, Travis Konecny led
the way for the Sting; scoring
once and adding two helpers to
earn himself first star honors.
The Flyers’ draft pick now has
93 points this season.
Pavel Zacha opened the scoring
just 4:46 into the opening frame
when he sailed across the
blueline and let a shot go that
beat Culina on the blocker side.
Jeff King and Travis Konecny
drew the assists on Zacha’s 26th
of the season.
Just a few minutes later, Sam
Studnicka’s power play goal made
it 2-0 Sting as he made no
mistake on the doorstep. Nikita
Korostelev and Josh Jacobs were
credited with the helpers.
6:01 into the second period,
Mikhail Sergachev registered
Windsor’s lone goal of the
evening as he hopped out of the
penalty box and beat Graham on
the glove side.
Just 1:33 later, Jeff King
responded with a big goal for
the Sting. He stripped the
Windsor defenceman of the puck
as dashed down the ice to make
good on the breakaway.
Midway through second frame,
Travis Konecny increased the
margin to 3 with a slick goal
off the rush. Long-time teammate
Sam Studnicka was credited with
the lone assist.
Nikita Korostelev scored the
lone third period goal,
redirecting home the Konecny
The Sting are back in action on
Friday night at the SSEC when
they play host to the visiting
Saginaw Spirit. Puck drop on
Friday night is slated for 7:05
The Sting were 2/6 with the man
advantage while the penalty kill
Travis Konecny and Jeff King
both registered a goal and an
Sam Studnicka and Nikita
Korostelev both added a goal and
a helper in the win.
Konecny was named the game’s
first star, King the second, and
Korostelev the third.