Sarnia Sting Got Caught on Their Heals in Loss Against Sault Greyhounds
friday january 17, 2014
The Sarnia Sting ended their two game win streak Friday night losing to the Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds 6 - 2 in front of 4,024 fans at the RBC Centre.
"We had to play a perfect game for us to beat this team." Head Coach Trevor Letowski said
That perfection stop just :35 seconds into the game when former Sting Bryan Moore scored.
"Other than the goal I thought we were ready. We had a couple of scoring chances but we made a turnover and we talked about it before the game we had to do every thing very well tonight." Letowski said
The Greyhounds added another goal in the first to go up 2 - 0 at the end of one then added one in the second and three in the third that included a shorthanded goal.
Adding to the Greyhounds total were Tyler Gaudet, Blake Speers, Tyler Hore, Jared McCann and Patrick Watling.
The Sting's first goal was scored in the last minute of play in the second period by Nikita Korostelev and their final goal in the third by Daniel Nikandrov. Anthony DeAngelo assisted on both goals for two points and Jimmy McDowell assisted on the first Sting goal and Davis Brown on the second to earned one point one point each.
"We were under manned, we got caught on our heals and we didn't have any pace to our game,"
Players missing from the line up were Josh Chapman and Patrick White both with injuries, Alexandre Renaud out due to illness and Noah Busnell and Hayden Hodgson serving suspensions.
The Sting called up three Jr. B players, Nicholas Sproviero from the Lambton Predators and Ryan Vendramin and Nathan Mater from the Legionnaires.
The Sting were outshot 42 - 24. Taylor Dupuis made 36 saves for the Sting, Brandon Halverson earned the win made 22 saves.
Both teams were scoreless on the power play. Sarnia had five chances, Sault Ste. Marie had two.
The Sting return to action on Saturday when they travel to Peterborough then on Sunday they are in Oshawa.
"Again we are missing bodies so to get points at this stage with the line up we have we need everything going so we can't have any passengers.
It's a big challenge for our group and it's good that we get right back at it tomorrow against a team that if we play well we can get points."