Sarnia Sting Win at Home
Sarnia, On - The Sarnia Sting won 3 - 2 over the Sudbury Wolves at the RBC Centre Sunday. This is their first win at home since Oct 25 against Windsor and their fourth straight win.
"We are not sharp at home for some reason it took us a while to get going today." said Sting Head Coach Jacques Beaulieu "We were allowing a lot of shots."
Sudbury opened the scoring at 12:30 in the first on the power play scored by Michael Kantor. The Sting answered back when Joshua Chapman scored his first of the season just over a minute. Nicolay Goldobin and and Justice Dundas assisted on the goal. With less than a minute off the clock Sudbury scored their second goal by Josh Leivo. Justice Dundas passed it to Alex Galchenyuk in centre ice where he shot it home to get the equalizer. Alex Basso was also credited with an assist on the goal. The first period ended with both sides even at 2 each.
"The ice conditions were a little poor today because of the Fusion show , but thatís no excuse as both teams had to play on it but we are a pretty good team on good ice" said Beaulieu
"I thought JP played good and he made a big save in the second period it was am empty net" said Rose "thatís why we went after him and paid what we paid to get him here."
Second period action saw no scoring and it was Reid Boucher who scored the game winner in the third on a power play at 8:56 assisted by Galchenyuk and Charlie Sauralt.
JP Anderson earned the win turning away 35 shots. Sudbury Wolves netminder Joel Vienneau made 32 saves.
"We really regrouped after the first and started to play well in the second and carried that over to the third." said JP Anderson "I thought we were real dominant and capitalized on that power play which was huge."
The Sting have won seven of their last eight games and are now 12-7-0-1 and now hold first place in the West Division. The Sting are on the road this weekend for a three game tour starting on Thursday when they play in Barrie. Friday they are in Barrie and Sunday in Sault Ste Marie. The Stings next home game is on Thursday November 22 when they host London.
JP Anderson was selected first star, Reid Boucher second and Wolves goalie Joel Vienneau third. Charlie Sarault was selected the Dickie's hardest working player of the game.
Players not playing in this game were Davis Brown who is out with an upper body injury, Craig Hottot who was given a ten game suspension has one more game to serve before he is back on the bench. Daniel Nikandrov is out recovering from a concussion and David Nemeck sat due to numbers.
Coach Beaulieu will be behind the bench Monday night as an assistant coach for Team OHL in the Subway Super Series at the RBC Centre.
"Itís my fourth one those games are fun. Itís high end skill those kids are best in the world playing at that level so itís a lot of fun" said Beaulieu "At some point I want to coach that Canada team as thatís something I want to do so this is a step in the right direction for me. Fans should come itís an exciting game, we watched the team practice this morning these guys are good a very good hockey team. People in Sarnia are not going to see this type of hockey this often so they should come out and see it. "