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Sarnia Sting Win in Windsor
MARCH 2, 2015




WINDSOR – The Sarnia Sting took another major stride in securing a playoff berth with a 4-2 win over the Windsor Spitfires, Sunday afternoon in front of 6,034 fans at the Windsor Family Credit Union Centre.


The victory moved Sarnia 10 points ahead of both Saginaw and Plymouth and 12 up on Plymouth in the battle for the last two playoff sports in the Western Conference standings of the Ontario Hockey League. The Sting has seven games remaining and the other three nine apiece.


Sarnia won their second game in a row to move back to the .500 mark with 27-27-4-3 record.


The Sting deserved full marks for their performance as they outshot Windsor 50-22.


Sting head coach was extremely pleased with his team’s effort.


“There was a lot to like in this game. That’s the kind of game we want to play. Offensively we were great. We moved the puck around in their end with a lot of puck possession and they had a hard time containing us. It was one of our most structured games of the year.”


He added, “I just told the team there were no passengers. I had no problems putting out four lines and six defencemen. Windsor scored a couple of lucky goals, but it was a solid 60 minute effort.”


Letowski said taking four of six points on the weekend was important.


“I’m happy with the weekend. Getting four of six points at this time of year will give us a big lift. It will be a nice day off and then get ready for next weekend.”


After a scoreless opening period, Windsor took a 1-0 lead at 4:47 of period two on a power play. Hayden McCool’s soft wrist shot fooled Sting goalie Taylor Dupuis.


But the Sting tied the game two minutes later with a power play goal of their own as Jakob Chychrun snapped home a shot from the top of the face-off circle. Jeff King drew the lone assist on Chychrun’s 15th goal of the season.


Sarnia took their first lead at 14:33 when Stephen Pierog poked home a loose puck in the crease off a Hayden Hodgson’s shot. It was Pierog’s 12th of the year.


The Sting outshot Windsor 20-4 in the second stanza and 32-10 after 40 minutes.


Windsor pulled even 35 seconds into period three when Slater Doggett’s centering pass from behind the net went off of Chychrun and past Dupuis.


Sarnia took the lead for good at 5:23. Davis Brown took a centering pass from Pierog and his wrist shot just had enough to get over the goal line. It was Brown’s 16th goal.


Pavel Zacha continued his fine play of late when he scored an insurance goal at 14:31. He came from behind the net to put a backhand between the legs of goalie Alex Fotinos. It was Zacha’s 15th goal.


The Sting will be home for a pair of games this weekend at the RBC Centre. They host the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds Friday night beginning at 7:05 p.m. and take on the Guelph Storm Sunday at 4:05 p.m.


Tickets for both games are on sale daily at the RBC Box Office, by calling 519-541-1717 or going online at



  • Pierog was first star with Hodgson second star and Spits goalie Fotinos third star.

  • Sarnia was one-for-four on the power play and Windsor one-for-one.

  • Sarnia went with the same lineup as Friday. For one of the few times this season they had two healthy scratches in Patrick White and Josh Defarias. Connor Schlichting is out with an injury.

  • Sarnia is 4-1 against Windsor this season, including winning all three games in Windsor. They meet one more time in Sarnia, March 13th.

  • Sarnia’s road record improved to 11-17-2-1.

  • Chychrun’s 15 goals are tied for fourth on the team. The talented rookie rearguard has more goals than 15 of his teammates while playing in only 40 games.







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