After a scoreless first period the wheels fell off the bus for the Sarnia Sting when the London Knights scored 6 goals in the second and went on and added two more in the third to take an 8 - 1 win in London Friday night.
Called up player Nathan Mater, captain of the Sarnia Legionnaires Jr. B team scored the single goal for the Sting shorthand and unassisted in the second period. This was Mater's fourth game with the Sting and second OHL goal.
The Sting bench was missing five regular players. Nikolay Goldobin and Haydon Hodgson serving suspensions and injured players Patrick White, Alex Renaud and Zachary Core.
Along with Mater, Brenden Trottier from the Lambton Shores Predators was called up.
Chris Tierney led the Knights with two goals and scoring singles were Ryan Rupert, Josh Anderson, Michael McCarron, Nikita Zadorov, Brett Welychka and Gemel Smith.
The Knights outshot the Sting 56 - 22. Brodie Barrick got the start for the Sting and stopped 35 of 41 shots. Taylor Dupuis replaced Barrick in third period made 13 saves on 15 shots.
Sarnia went zero on three power play opportunities, the Knights scored one on five chances.
Sarnia's record for the season is 14-27-1-4. The Sting travel to Plymouth tonight (Saturday) and are back home on Sunday against Windsor with a 4:05 start at the RBC Centre.
Picture - Nathan Mater file photo