The Sarnia Sting were in Guelph Friday night and despite a good effort they took a 6 - 1 loss against the Storm who are ranked third in the Western Conference in the Ontario Hockey League.
Sting head coach Trevor Letowski was happy with his team's effort and was quoted on the Sarnia Sting website as saying “It may sound funny to say I’m happy when you lose 6-1, but we played hard. You can live with a loss when you give an effort like that. We had some good chances in the second period to make the game a little closer. It was a much better effort than the night before and we were short bodies.”
The Storm scored three goals in the first period, one in the second and finished off with two goals in the third. Sarnia's lone goal was scored by Nikolay Goldobin scoring his 33rd goal of the season assisted by Nick Latta.
Scoring for the Storm were Robby Fabbri (PP), Ryan Horvat, Kerby Rychel, Justin Auger, Zack Mitchell (PP) and Scott Kosmachuk (PP).
The Storm pelted the Sting with 40 shots, Sarnia made 27 shots. Sarnia's Brodie Barrick went the distance with a solid effort made 34 saves. Matthew Mancina earned the win made 26 saves.
The Sting went zero on seven power play opportunities. Guelph scored three on five opportunities.
Sarnia is back in action for game three in three days when they host the Mississauga Steelheads. Game time 7:05 pm at the RBC Centre.
(File photo) Nikolay Goldobin