The Sarnia Sting (24-19-6) continued their northern, Ontario road swing with a stop in Sufbury to take on the Wolves (19-22-6) on Friday Night. The Sting would enter this contest without two key players in goaltender Justin Fazio (injury) and team captain Kevin Spinozzi (suspension).
Sudbury would come out firing in the first to score the games first two goals and take a 2-0 lead. Dmitry Sokolov (34) netted the first while Chandler Yakimowicz (8) got the second. Shots-on-goal in the first went to Sudbury-14-8.
Sarnia Sting forward and Sudbury native Jacob Stos returned home to play in front of many family and friends at Sudbury Community Arena. Stos would give his supporters something to cheer about in the first, after shedding his gloves to go toe-to-toe with Zach Wilkie of the Wolves. He would follow that up five minutes into the second after potting his 2nd goal of the season to put the Sting on the board, putting a dent in a 4-0 Sudbury lead.
Both teams would exchange goals, including a first as a member of the Sarnia Sting for Theo Calvas, who was acquired at the deadline from Sault Ste. Marie. The second would come to an end with the Sting trailing 5-2. Shots-on-goal after two periods were 25-18 in favour of the home side.
Sarnia would come out fast in the third putting pressure on the Wolves. Jordan Kyrou would continue his 13 game point streak beating Sudbury goalie Mackenzie Savard to cur the lead to two. The Sting would continue to pressure in an attempt to get within one, however an odd man rush the other way for the Wolves would restore the three goal lead and ultimately seal the victory for Sudbury. The final horn would sound and the Wolves would skate away with this one by a final score of 7-3.
The Sting will look to get back to their winning ways in the final game of this Northern swing when they take on the Barrie Colts tomorrow night at the Molson Centre.
SOG: Sudbury 38 Sarnia 29
STING PP: 1/11
STING PK: 2/3
(G) Aidan Hughes: 31 Saves