Sarnia, On - In their third game in three days the Sting suffered their third loss with the Kitchener Rangers taking a 5 - 3 win at the RBC Centre before a crowd of 4,013 fans.
Kitchener took the early lead at the four minute mark of the first period with Darby Llewellyn scoring. Sarnia tied the game late in the period at 17:46 with Nikolay Goldobin scoring his fourth of the season. Alex Galchenyuk slapped one in with :35 seconds remaining in the period to head into the second period leading 2 - 1. In the second period Eric Ming scored to even the score at 9:58. Reid Boucher scored an unassisted goal at 17:33 to give Sarnia the lead for the last time. In the third Tobias Rieder scored the tying goal shorthanded at 2:49. Game winning goal came at 16:24 with Rieder scoring his second of the game. With an empty net in the Sting end Ryan Murphy hit the opening to secure the win at 19:35.
Brodie Barrick got his second OHL start in net for the Sting and turned away 26 shots. John Gibson earned the win for the Rangers in net also turning away 26 shots.
Both sides went scoreless on the power play. Sarnia had three opportunities, Kitchener had one.
The Sting is back in action on Thursday October 25 when they host the Windsor Spitfires beginning at 7:05 p.m. at the RBC Centre. It will be the only home game of the week as Sarnia plays in Erie on Saturday and in Brampton next Sunday.
Rieder was first star with Goldobin second star and Thomson third star selected by Dave Borody of the Sarnia Sting. Goldobin now has four goals and seven assists.
Sarnia played without two regular defencemen in Alex Basso and Anthony DeAngelo. Basso was serving the third of a three-game suspension and DeAngelo the second of a two-game suspension.
Forward Craig Hottot has been suspended indefinitely pending a league hearing for his head check major in Guelph. Rookie forward Davis Brown remains sidelined with an upper body injury.