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 Win moves Sting into 4th place tie in Western Conference

january 17, 2015

By Dave Paul

The Sarnia Sting started strongly and never let up as they beat the Plymouth Whalers, 5-2, in OHL action at RBC Centre, Friday night.
The Sting opened the scoring just 2:33 into the game and had built a 3-1 lead by the end of the first period.

They outscored the Whalers 2-1 in the second period before the teams skated to a scoreless third, in front of a loud, Silver Stick-bolstered crowd of 3,345.

Though the Whalers did threaten at times, the Sting controlled the play throughout most of the contest and final shots on goal reflected that with the Sting outshooting Plymouth, 46-31.

The win marked the sixth consecutive game that the Sting have recorded points (4-0-0-2) and that streak has moved the Sting into a fourth-place tie with Guelph in the Western Conference standings. Both teams have 49 points.

By contrast, the Whalers are last in the conference with 29 points.

Davis Brown opened the scoring for the Sting while Jordan Kyrou made it 2-0 with a power play goal at 8:27.

The Whalers' Connor Chatham cut the Sting lead to 2-1, shortly thereafter. But Anthony Salinitri re-established the two-goal lead late in the period, scoring from in close for his first goal as a member of the Sting.

Alex Nedeljkovic was replaced in the Plymouth goal by Zack Bowman to start the second period. He was beaten twice in the stanza, by Alex Renaud at the eight minute mark and by Jakob Chychrun, who threaded a slap shot from the point through a crowd for a power play goal at 14:03.

Connor Sills finished the scoring by beating Taylor Dupuis to make it 5-2 in the final minute of the second.

The Sting will be back in action on Sunday, as they travel to London to face the Knights.









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