Sting Make it
3 Straight Wins
October 18, 2015
The Sarnia Sting scored early and often and rode the stellar
goaltending of Justin Fazio to
beat the Mississauga Steelheads
4-1, at the Sarnia Sports and
Entertainment Centre, Sunday
Sarnia struck for three first
period goals and never looked
Troy Lajeunesse scored twice, including his team-high sixth goal of
the season to lead the way for
the Sting and was named first
star of the game. Pavel Zacha,
was the second star, scoring the
opening goal of the game and
Patrick White netted his second
of the season, completing the
scoring for Sarnia. The third
star went to Nikita Korostelev.
Fazio was in great form, as he stopped all but one of the 27 shots
Nathan Bastian was the lone goal scorer for Mississauga.
Both teams had 27 shots on goal and Mississauga had the only power
play goal, going 1 for 8 with
the man advantage. Sarnia failed
to score on four power play
It was Sarnia’s third win in a row and ran their point streak to
five straight games. The Sting
now sit tied for first place in
the West Division, with the
The first period was all Sarnia, as they outshot Mississauga 13-5
and scoring three times in the
The Sting struck early as Zacha
converted a pass from Korostelev
at 3:14. Zacha’s goal was his
third of the season and it was a
back hand shot that got by
Sarnia then scored twice in 22
seconds later in the period to
break the game wide open.
A nice three way passing play started with Anthony Salinitri
feeding Jordan Kyrou, who in
turn sent a great pass to
Lajeunesse and he made no
mistake putting it past Zanussi,
for his fifth of the season.
Before the second goal was
announced, Sarnia made it 3-0 on
a goal from White, who was
parked in front.
Mississauga decided to change
goaltenders after the third
goal, as Jack Flinn replaced
starter Cameron Zanussi.
The second period was scoreless. Fazio made three outstanding
saves, including an early skate
save with the Steelheads on the
power play, off the stick of
Michael McLeod, from the slot.
Sarnia had to kill of three power play
opportunities in the middle
frame, as Fazio with some help
from his teammates kept
Mississauga off the scoreboard.
Mississauga managed to out shoot
Sarnia 11-8 in the period.
Sarnia was assessed an early minor penalty at 2:51 of the third
period, 22 seconds later the
Sting increased their lead to
4-0, on an unassisted
shorthanded goal from
Mississauga broke Fazio’s
shut-out bid late in the game as
Bastian scored with the Sting
two men short.
Sarnia's next game is at home
Thursday night (October 22nd)
against the Kitchener Rangers
before embarking on a four game
road trip the next night, in
Sault Ste. Marie.