Despite being stymied by Brandon Halverson for the first 50 minutes, the Sarnia Sting skated away with a 2-1 victory over the Soo Greyhounds on Wednesday night at the Essar Centre.
Justin Fazio was solid in goal for the Sting, turning aside 25 of 26 shots faced; including two important stops on first period breakaways. The Sting outshot the Greyhounds 38-26 in the contest.
After a scoreless first period and terrific goaltending, Bruins’ draft pick, Zachary Senyshyn opened the scoring for the Greyhounds with less than 3 minutes remaining in the second.
The Sting pressure paid dividends with just over 10 minutes to go in the game as Travis Konecny’s point shot found the back of the net and tied the game at 1 apiece. Troy Lajeunesse and Matt Mistele were credited with the assists.
Just 6 minutes later, at 15:52, Jordan Kyrou stepped off the half-boards and beat Halverson over the shoulder to make it 2-1 Sarnia. Jakob Chychrun and Pavel Zacha both earned an assist on the eventual game-winner.
With the win, Sarnia is now just 2 points back of the Windsor Spitfires for 1st place in the OHL’s West Division.
Wednesday’s contest was the first of 4 games in the next few days for the Sting as they travel to Guelph on Friday before returning to the SSEC on Saturday night. Saturday’s game against London is the second annual DIFD Game – presented by Mainstreet Credit Union and the players will be donning specialty purple jerseys.
Then, on Monday afternoon, the Sting play host to the visiting Saginaw Spirit in the annual Family Day Game, presented by RBC. Kids (12 & under) tickets are just $6 and RBC is hosting a post-game skate with the Sting. Hot Chocolate and autograph cards will be available at ice level during the skate.
- The Sting powerplay was 0/2 while the penalty kill was 1/1
- Travis Konecny had the game-tying goal and 8 shots in the contest.
- Jakob Chychrun now has 8 points in his last 8 GP