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Sting Nailed It in Peterborough
friday october 17, 2014


PETERBOROUGH – The winning streak continues.

The Sarnia Sting made it four straight with a 5-3 victory over the Peterborough Petes, Thursday night in front of 2,185 fans at the Peterborough Memorial Centre.

The Sting raised their overall record in the Ontario Hockey League to 4-3-1-0, the first time they have been over the .500 mark this season.

Sarnia jumped out to a 2-0 lead after the first period and extended their lead to 5-1 after 40 minutes of play.

“It’s not easy to win on the road in this league,” said Sting head coach Trevor Letowski. “Peterborough is a good hockey team who have been underachieving a bit so far this season. As a young group, we are still learning how to win. The first period was okay, but we won the game in the second. They pushed us hard in the third period, but we had a solid final 10 minutes and got a huge two points.”

Five different players scoring for the Sting, something Letowski really likes.

“You need secondary scoring in order to win games in this league, especially on the road. We’ve been rolling four lines most of the season. When a player is going well, he gets ice time.”


Scoring for the Sting were Jakob Chychrun, Hayden Hodgson, Brandon Lindberg, Nikita Korostelev and Davis Brown. For Brown it was his team-leading sixth of the season. Jeff King chipped in with a pair of assists.

But it was Lindberg’s goal in the second period that turned out to be the game-winner. It came on a shorthanded breakaway, his first goal of the season.

“I saw the puck come around the boards and Jeff King took a hard check to chip the puck out. I was able to chase after it and get a breakaway. The puck was rolling so I had to settle it down and took a low shot to the stick side.”

Lindberg says the Sting didn’t play one of their strongest games of the season, but likes the way the team stuck up for one another to get the two points.

“Winning four in a row sure beats losing four in a row. Winning is a lot more fun. The team is in a better frame of mind and it’s fun coming to the rink.”

Nick Ritchie scored two goals and Greg Betzold one to account for the Petes.


Brandon Lindberg - file photo

Justin Fazio had another solid effort in goal for the Sting. He faced 32 shots, including 18 in the third period. He made a number of big stops in the third period.

Sarnia peppered Petes rookie goalie, Dylan Wells with 47 shots.

Letowski says there’s a lot to like about the four game winning streak. “I think the biggest thing is that we’ve stuck to the program. We weren’t doing that early in the year and the results weren’t there. Early in the season, wins and losses are important, but how you are playing is also key. We are getting the belief that if we do things right, the wins will come.”

He added, “Tonight was not the greatest effort of the year. We didn’t play hard for 60 minutes, but it’s good to know when we don’t play our best some nights, we still are going to get points.”

The Sting continues their three-game road trip Friday night in Oshawa against the Generals. After a day off Saturday, Sarnia travels to Belleville to battle the Bulls on Sunday afternoon at 4:05 p.m.

Sarnia’s next home game is not until Oct. 24th when they host Belleville. The next night they will also be home against Ottawa. Both games begin at 7:05 p.m. at the RBC Centre.

Tickets for all Sting home games are on sale daily at the RBC Box Office, by calling 519-541-1717 or going online at www.sarniasting.com


  • Sting defenceman Anthony DeAngelo was the game’s first star. He had one assist. Ritchie was second star and King third star.

  • Korostelev’s goal gives him eight points in his last three games.

  • Sarnia was one-for-two on the power play and the Petes one-for-five.

  • Not dressed for the Sting were Taylor Dupuis, Matt Ciccarelli and Connor Schlichting, all injured, along with Noah Bushnell (eighth game of a 10-game suspension).






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