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Sting open weekend with victory over Spitfires
andrew brethauer November 4th, 2011

Sarnia, ON - With six different players hitting the score sheet tonight, the Sarnia Sting defeated the Windsor Spitfires 6-2 Friday night at the RBC Centre to open their weekend games.

It only took a minute for Taylor Carnevale to get the Sting on the board in the first period, as the former Spitfire scored his 4th of the season, getting an assist from newly acquired Sting forward Brett Thompson. Craig Duinick would also get his first as a member of the Sting three minutes later to put the Sting up 2-0.

Windsor would get one back as Saverio Posa cut the lead in half, but Alex Basso would get a wrist shot over John Cullen to restore the two goal lead after the first period.

In the second, Windsor would again bring it back to a one goal game as Alexander Khokhlachev got the final goal of the night for the Spitfires. From there the Sting would go on to score three more times. Craig Hottot would get seventh of the season to make it a 4-2 game after the second period.

Brett Thompson would score his first goal as a member of the Sting, while Charlie Sarault would add a late powerplay goal to round out the scoring in the 6-2 final.

Brandon Hope got the start for the Sting, stopping 20 shots in only his second win of the season.

 Nathan Chairlitti picked up two assists and was a +3 on the night, while Brett Ritchie also picked up two helpers. Sarnia outshot the Spitfires 41-22, allowing only 13 shots in the final two periods combined.

With the win the Sting remain in first in the West Division, five points up on Sault Ste. Marie. Sarnia is now 12-2-3 on the season, and have got at least a point in their last six games, going 4-0-2 in that stretch.

Sarnia is back in action at home Saturday, as they take on the Guelph Storm.


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