The Sarnia Sting (25-21-5-1) dropped a 5-3 decision to the Oshawa Generals (31-16-3-2) on Friday night at the Progressive Auto Sales Arena. In a back-and forth contest, the Generals outshot the Sting by a margin of 36-34.
Drake Rymsha opened the scoring with his 22nd of the season at 4:47 of the first period. Jordan Kyrou was credited with the lone assist on the goal – extending his point streak to 16 games.
With just over three minutes remaining in the opening stanza, draft eligible forward, Adam Ruzicka deposited his 17th of the season on the powerplay. Both Drake Rymsha and Jordan Kyrou picked up assists on the 2-0 goal.
Before the end of the first period, Kenny Huether found the back of the net for the Generals after pouncing on an errand rebound. Renars Krastenbergs and Mason Kohn were credited with the helpers.
Jordan Kyrou would regain the two goal lead for the Sting at 7:54 of the second period. The powerplay marker was Kyrou’s 23rd of the campaign.
Commisso and Krastenbergs would each add singles for the Generals before the end of the second period to tie the game 3-3. The Sting were outshot 17-9 in the middle stanza.
Despite a number of chances at both ends of the ice, the Generals were the only ones to find the back of the net in the final frame. Medric Mercier and Eric Henderson both scored on a two-man advantage to secure the win for the visitors.
The Sting are back in action on Sunday afternoon at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium to take on the Rangers. Puck drop is set for 2:00 p.m.
- The Sting were 2/7 with the man advantage. Oshawa was 2/6
- Drake Rymsha was an impressive 19/23 from the faceoff dot while picking up a goal and two assists.
- Jordan Kyrou had a goal and two assists