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Verbeek scores four as Fronts romp over Sting

saturday december 14, 2013


Photos by Pat Brethauer


It was just `one of those games` for the Sarnia Sting, Saturday night at RBC Centre.

One night after an inspired come-from-behind win over Plymouth, the Sting fell behind after giving up two first period goals to a pretty good Kingston team -- but the home team didn't have a rally in them this time.

The Frontenacs scored four more times in the second and three more in the third on their way to a 9-1 rout over Sarnia.


#24 Alex Carnevale scored his first goal of the season

The Sting actually had the lead in this one on a goal that came from a somewhat improbable source. Alex Carnevale scored at 6:17 of the first period to give Sarnia a short-lived lead.  It was Carnevale`s first goal of the season.

Kingston tied the game a little over a minute later and dominated from there.



The Frontenacs fired 17 shots in each period at embattled Sting goalie Brodie Barrick, outshooting the home team 17-8, 17-9 and 17-9 in the three frames for a 51-26 edge overall.


Two Former Lambton AAA players in the Frontenacs lineup. Ryan Verbeek being stopped by
Sting goalie Brodie Barrick and #92 Corey Pawley.

The first star of the game was Wyoming's Ryan Verbeek who scored four times to lead the Frontenacs to the win. The four-goal outburst was one more goal than Verbeek scored all of last season in his rookie year with the Windsor Spitfires.



Ryan Verbeek scores in the wide open net

Following the game, Sting coach Trevor Letowski couldn`t come up with any positives to take away from the game.

``We just weren't good ... obviously, it's very, very disappointing,`` said Letowski. ``We just laid down against a good team and this is what happens when you do that.

``It was just a bad effort on our part,`` continued Letowski, ``it's especially disappointing to do that at home in front of our crowd.``

Things will probably get a little bit tougher for the Sting as they will be missing, arguably, their best player, for at least the next couple of contests. Anthony DeAngelo will be departing to attend the U.S. junior tryout camp.

The Sting will play in Owen Sound and Barrie next week (Wednesday and Thursday) before a ten-day holiday break in the schedule.










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