Sarnia Sting, returning home, lose to Soo Greyhounds in OT

Team will play next in Kitchener, returning home for Saturday game against Peterborough

Photo by Metcalfe Photography.
Photo by Metcalfe Photography.

The Sarnia Sting fell by a score of 4-3 in overtime on Sunday afternoon at the Progressive Auto Sales Arena. Sarnia-native Justin Fazio turned aside 35 of 39 shots faced in the loss. Chatham-native Joseph Raaymakers skated away with the win for the Greyhounds, making 17 saves on 20 shots.

Midway through the second frame, Hayden Verbeek opened the scoring for the Greyhounds just as their powerplay expired. Colton White and Boris Katchouk were credited with the helpers.

The Sting would respond just over 5:00 later as Kevin Spinozzi’s one-timer found the top corner of the net. Nikita Korostelev and Jordan Kyrou were awarded the assists on the powerplay marker. The two team’s would remain tied at 1’s heading into the second intermission.

Photo by Metcalfe Photography
Photo by Metcalfe Photography

Spinozzi’s goal would be the first of three consecutive for the home side, as Anthony Salinitri would give the Sting their first lead of the game at 5:23 of the 3rd period. The unassisted goal was Salinitri’s first of the season.

Troy Lajeunesse would round out the scoring for Sarnia with his second of the season. After a lengthy review, the call on the ice would stand and the Sting would take a 3-1 lead with just over 14:00 remaining on the clock. Jordan Kyrou picked up his second assist of the night on the Lajeunesse goal.

The Greyhounds would storm back, scoring just 1:23 later – this time from the stick of David Miller.

Time Gettinger would tie the game up with just 1:05 left on the clock – ultimately sending the game to overtime.

Before regulation time came to an end, Jaden Lindo was handed a highsticking penalty and the Greyhounds would start the extra frame with a 4-on-3 powerplay. Just :47 into overtime, Otto Makinen would tap home his first of the season and the game-winning goal.

The Sting are back in action on Friday night in Kitchener, starting at 7:30 p.m. The club returns home on Saturday to take on the Peterborough Petes in the first of two meetings this season. Puck drop is set for 7:05.

STING NOTES:

  • With 2 assists, Jordan Kyrou was named the game’s second star
  • Making 35 saves, Justin Fazio was named the game’s third star
  • The Sting were 1/5 with the man-advantage while the Greyhounds scored twice on 8 attempts

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