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Sarnia Sting 20th Season Home Opener
Friday october 3, 2014



 

The Sarnia Sting opened their 20th OHL season with outdoor festivities and gathering of former players and 3,582 fans.  The official puck drop included former Sting Players that included  current head coach Trever Letowski, assistant coach Andy Delmore, Sarnia native Darren Mortier, Brendan Yarema, Aaron Brand, Scott Hay, Damon Hardy, Rob Massa, Matt Hogan and Sasha Cucuz.

 

 

 

In the home opener the Sting dropped a 4 - 2 decision to the Barrie Colts.

 

After a scoreless first period the Colts took a 2 - 1 lead at the end of the second..  Thirteen seconds into the second period Roy Radke scored the first goal for the Colts. Then just over six minutes later Josh Carrick added their second.  Late in the period and on a power play Daniel Nikandrov scored the first goal of the season after hitting home a rebound shot by Nikita Korostelev.  Pavel Zacha also picked up the assists on the play. 

 


Daniel Nikandrov hit the post

 

 

The Sting battled back in the third but after losing the puck at the blue line the Colts had a two on one breakaway and Brendan Lemieux made the score 3 - 1 for the Colts.  At 12:52 Hayden Hodgson deflected a shot from the point by Jeff King. Vladislav Kodola picked up an assist.

 

 

With Sting's netminder Justin Fazio sitting on the bench the Sting turned over the puck to Colts Joseph Blandisi who skated in to score into the empty net.
 

Sarnia scored once on five power play opportunities, Barrie went scoreless on three chances.

 

 

The Sting outshot the Colts 37 - 26. Fazio made 22 saves in the loss, Mackenzie Blackwood earned the win and was named the first star of the night made 35 saves. 

 

Daniel Nikandrov was second star and Joseph Blandisi third.

 

The Sting's record is now 0-3-1-0.

The Sting have two more games scheduled this weekend with a pair of road games, the first in Erie who are undefeated with a record of 3-0 on Saturday then a Sunday afternoon game in Mississauga Steelheads who's records stands at 2-0.

 

Sarnia Sting Goal Highlights and Post Game Interview with Head Coach Trevor Letowski


 

 





 

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