The Sting started and finished strong on Friday night; earning a 6-5 come from behind win over the Windsor Spitfires in front of 3,682 at the Progressive Auto Sales Arena. With the win, the Sting improve to 20-16-5-1 carry a 3 game win streak in to tomorrow’s contest at the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre.
Sarnia found themselves ahead by a score of 2-0 less than 5:00 into the first period. Sting captain, Kevin Spinozzi opened the scoring just 1:22 into the opening stanza with his 9th of the campaign. Jordan Kyrou followed that up with his 16th of the campaign after taking a slick pass from overage defenceman, Jeff King. The assist was King’s 100th career OHL point.
The Spitfires would score the next five goals of the game with three of them coming from the stick of 2017 NHL Draft top prospect, Gabriel Vilardi. Aaron Luchuk and Julius Nattinen each added singles for the visitors.
Louis Latta sparked the Sting comeback at 16:13 of the third period with his second goal of the season. Both Kelton Hatcher and Jordan Kyrou were credited with the assists.
From there, the Sting captain took over for the home side, potting his 10th and 11th goals of the season with less than 3:00 remaining in the game. The game-tying goal came with just 0:18 to go in the third. Newly acquired centre, drake Rymsha won the draw cleanly back to Spinozzi who stepped into his shot and beat Culina on the glove side. The goal was Spinozzi’s third of the night and sent the hats soaring over the glass and onto the ice.
Midway through the extra frame, Jordan Kyrou sprung Rymsha for a breakaway and he made no mistake on the forehand move. The goal was Rymsha’s 16th of the season and first as a member of the Sting.
The Sting are back in action on Saturday night in Owen Sound when they look to extend their win-streak and put an end to Owen Sound’s. The Attack have now won 12 straight games and are arguably the hottest team in the OHL right now. Puck drop is set for 7:30 PM.
- Kevin Spinozzi earned his first career OHL hat trick.
- Drake Rymsha picked up his first two points as a member of the Sting and scored the game winning goal in overtime.
- Jeff King picked up his 100th career OHL point on the game’s second goal
- The shots were 31-31 in the contest
- The Sting were 0/2 with the man advantage. Windsor was 1/3
- Rymsha was 18/23 (78%) in the faceoff circle
- Jordan Kyrou had a goal and an assist in the game
- Lindo extended his point streak to 5 games