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.
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
Play went back and forth, with
shot totals often dead even
throughout the course of the
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
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
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
The Sting play just once more
before breaking for the holidays
-- this Friday, Dec. 19, when
they host Saginaw at RBC Centre.