On - The Sarnia Sting opened their
season on Friday night before 3,278
fans and took a 3 - 1 loss against
the Belleville Bulls.
Olympic Gymnast Dominique Pegg was
on hand to drop the ceremonial puck
along with former Sting Matt Martin
who presented Pegg with a Sting
Jersey. Martin is now a member
of the New York Islanders.
didn't generate much offence," said
Sting head coach Jacques Beaulieu.
"We had about 10 scoring chances the
whole game. Special team play was
the difference in the game."
Belleville went two for four on
power play, Sarnia went zero for
Beleville scored one goal in the
first with Joseph Cramarossa scoring
and in the second Austen Brassard
scored. Sarnia scored early in
the third when Defenceman Jack
Kuzmyk took a pass in the open slot
and slammed it in. Alex
Galchenyuk and Charilie Sarault got
the assist on the goal.
In the last period Sarnia went for
the tie going with the extra man but
Michael Curtis found the empty net
to seal the win for Belleville.
I'm kind of lucky, I Iove to score
goals, said Defenceman Jack Kuzmyk
when asked about the goal,
"I'm not the goal scoring type so
when it goes right to me that's
awesome" Kuzmyk didn't score a
single goal last season.
felt the game was close despite the
didn't really beat us even strength,
it came down to special teams and we
got a lot of penalties and they
capitalized on. We got to
tighten up on our penalty kill and
be more disciplined."
Subban took the win in net for the
Bulls turning away 27 shots.
JP Anderson took the loss in net for
the Sting making 24 saves.
Sting are back in action on Sunday
when they host the Kitchener
Rangers. Game time 2:05 pm.
"It's tough to have three balanced lines now, with Bryan Moore and Craig
Hottot out" said Beaulieu
suffered a concussion at practice
this past week and Hottot is out on
a three game suspension he picked up
in the final exhibition game against
"We got to find a way to score goals. We need to compete and generate more
offence. Kitchener has a really good
team coming in here to so we will
have our hands full." said Beaulieu