The Sarnia Sting were blown out of the water by the Plymouth Whalers after taking a 10 - 2 loss at the RBC Centre at home in front of 4,119 fans.
"It's a humbling game guys, that's what happen when you don't show up." said Coach Jacque Beaulieu "It is what it is. We went real bad in the second period and they scored seven goals. Not much we can say about games like that we just move on."
After the first period the score was 2 - 1 then the Whalers went on in the second and scored 7 goals. The Sting added a single in the second and the period ended with Plymouth leading 9 - 2.
Both Sarnia goals were scored by Alex Basso the first shorthanded and the second while on the power play.
"It's a bad effort, that's what it is." said Basso after the game. "They are a great hockey team, they have three great lines that work hard and they were shooting from everywhere."
In the third Plymouth added one more goal. Stefan Noesen lead the Whalers in goals with three and singles by Austin Levi, Cody Payne, Tom Wilson, Ryan Hartman, Matthew Mistele, Rickard Rakell and Connor Carrick.
Plymouth out shot the Sting 51 - 15. J.P. Anderson started in goal for Sarnia and faced 21 shots making 16 saves. Anderson left the game in the second and was replaced by Knick Dawe who made 25 saves on 30 shots.
Alex Nedelijkovic took the win in goal for Plymouth.
Plymouth scored three goals on six power play opportunities, Sarnia scored one on five.
The Sting are back in action this week with three games, the first on Thursday when they host the Greyhounds at the RBC Centre at 7:05. Friday the Sting host Erie then on Saturday they face the Whalers in Plymouth.