Rookie Shines in Friday Night
Win Against the Soo
October 17, 2015
by Carl Chimenti
Sasha Chmelevski found the front of the net to his liking.
Sarnia’s number one pick (10th
overall) in the 2015 OHL
Priority Draft lit the lamp
three times in the second period
- and all three of the goals
were scored from in front of
Greyhounds goaltender Brandon
Halverson, as the Sting beat the
Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 5-2,
at the Sarnia Sports and
Alex Black had a goal and an assist, while Noah Bushnell and Josh
Jacobs contributed a pair of
assists each as Sarnia ran their
season record to 6-2-1, good
enough for second place, just
one point behind West Division
leader, the Windsor Spitfires.
Justin Fazio picked up his sixth win of the season stopping 23 of
25 shots. Hayden Verbeek scored
both goals for the Greyhounds.
After Alex Black put the Sting in front with the only goal of the
first period, Chmelevski went to
work in the middle period.
His first goal was a power play marker, from his back hand at the
2:50 mark with Jacobs and Nikita
Korostelev drawing the helpers.
Goal number two came 6:02 directly in front, fighting off
the Greyhound defenders. The
assists were awarded to Black
The hat trick goal came at 9:58 as he knocked in his own rebound to
give Sarnia a 4-0 lead that they
never relinquished. Bushnell and
Patrick White had the helpers.
Verbeek closed out the second period scoring at 17:51. The
Kingston, Ontario native sliced
the Sting lead in half with his
second of the night at 9:10 of
the third period, but that was
as close that Sault Ste. Marie
Zacha added the fifth Sarnia goal at 14:13 and Fazio did the rest
in closing out the game and the
Sarnia was 1 for 2 on the power
play while Sault Ste. Marie
failed to score in three tries
with the man advantage.
Bushnell was the third star, Verbeek the second star and Chmelevski
was named star number one.
The Sting are back in action at home Sunday night (7:05 pm start)
against the Mississauga