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Petes Edge Sting in OT Shootout

sunday december 14, 2014

By Dave Paul


An evenly-played, back-and-forth contest ended in a 4-3 overtime shootout loss for the Sarnia Sting, Saturday at RBC Centre.

Sarnia was playing its third game in three days and was using only 16 skaters, due primarily to injuries, with regulars Josh Chapman, Vladislav Kodola, Hayden Hodgson and Davis Brown all missing from the lineup. Long-term injured Jakob Chychrun is still out while Pavel Zacha is in the Czech Republic preparing for the World Jr. Championships.


After a scoreless first period, Anthony DeAngelo -- who rose to the occasion with a stellar game -- opened the scoring when he led a rush into the Peterborough zone and snapped a hard shot past Petes goalie Dylan Wells.

Nikita Korostelev, who also played well in the absence of so many talented teammates, made it 2-0 at 11:50 beating Wells for his 16th goal of the season with another impressive snipe.

Before the period was over, Anthony Stefano made it 2-1 when he beat Sting goalie Taylor Dupuis -- who was coming off a spectacular win in Kitchener on Friday night and was solid again for Sarnia on Saturday.

The Petes tied the game early in the third period on a goal by Josh MacDonald.

Play went back and forth, with shot totals often dead even throughout the course of the period.


But the Sting broke through with the go-ahead goal with six-and-a-half minutes left to play when Stephen Pierog made a superb play to slip past a Petes defender, then set up DeAngelo, who had once again jumped into the rush for another pretty goal.

But the Sting couldn't finish it out as the Petes Michael Clarke scored with just over two minutes left to tie it and send the game to overtime.
After a lively, but scoreless, OT period, things went to a shootout.


The second and fourth shooters for both teams scored (DeAngelo and Pierog for Sarnia) and in the fifth round, Sarnia's Jordan Kyrou hit the post while Peterborough's Stefano beat Dupuis to win it for the Petes.


The single point left the Sting tied for fifth in the Western Conference with Owen Sound, with 35 points (16-13-1-2).


Post Game Interview
with Assistant Coach Andy Delmore
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The Sting play just once more before breaking for the holidays -- this Friday, Dec. 19, when they host Saginaw at RBC Centre.







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