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Sting Clobbered by Otters

Saturday november 22, 2014

By Dave Paul

Even without injured phenom Connor McDavid, the Erie Otters are still a powerhouse.

The Western Conference's top team flexed its muscles Friday night at RBC Centre, thumping the hometown Sting, 7-1.

The Sting played a fairly solid first period but were not rewarded on the scoreboard, for their efforts. Despite being outshot, just 12-11, and getting a number of good scoring chances, Sarnia trailed 2-0 after the opening 20 minutes.

Erie extended its lead to 3-0 at the 1:43 mark of the second period (the Otters scored a goal before the two-minute mark in all three periods) and, as they had done in the first period, followed that goal up with a power play goal, increasing their lead to 4-0, before the five-minute mark of the middle frame.


The Sting finally got on the board at the 11:40 mark of the second when Anthony DeAngelo beat Erie's Daniel Dekoning with a fairly innocent-looking wrist shot. It was DeAngelo's fourth goal of the year.

But things fell apart for the Sting after that.

As the period was nearing an end, star forward Pavel Zacha took a charging penalty when he checked Erie's Travis Wood from behind, into the boards.

Zacha was given a five-minute penalty, plus a game misconduct. And, adding insult to injury, DeAngelo took a 10-minute misconduct for protesting too vociferously to the referee.


The Otters increased their lead to 5-1 early in the third and, later, scored twice more on Justin Fazio as the Sting were unable to mount much of an attack -- despite getting a couple of late power play opportunities. Shots on goal in the third period were 11-2 in favour of Erie.

Dylan Strome led the Erie attack with a goal and three assists while Taylor Raddysh and Patrick Murphy each scored twice.

The win improved Erie's record to 18-3-0-1 while Sarnia fell to 8-11-1-1.




Sarnia is off Saturday. The Sting host Saginaw in a 4:05 start, Sunday afternoon, at RBC Centre. Tickets are available at the box office or online at

Sunday, November 23rd – Game Details  

Pre-game banner unveiling – Honorary representative: Trevor Letowski

First 1000 fans through the door will receive a collectable World Junior Champions card.

Following the game, fans can stick around for the first ‘Skate with the Sting’ of the season.

Kids tickets are only $6 for all Sunday games         







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