Sting Fell Short Against Kitchener

October 23, 2015

by Carl Chimenti

After falling behind 4-0, the Sarnia Sting stormed back to pull to within one goal but in the end fell short, losing to the Kitchener Rangers 6-3, at the Sarnia Sports and Entertainment Centre.

The loss snapped the Sting unbeaten string at six games.

Chase Campbell, Pavel Zacha and Anthony Salinitri scored for Sarnia.

Ryan Macinnis scored twice and added an assist and was named first star to lead the Rangers, who stretched their unbeaten streak to nine games. They remain only one of two teams in the OHL that has not suffered a regulation loss along with the Erie Otters.

Brandon Robinson, Darby Llewellyn, Connor Bunnaman and Dmitrii Sergeev with an empty netter also scored for the Rangers. Adam Mascherin was the second star with a pair of assists.

After a scoreless first period Kitchener scored four straight goals in the second stanza, only to see their lead sliced in half on goals from Campbell and Zacha before the period ended.

Salinitri's third period goal at 1:10 of the third period made it 4-3, but the Rangers put the game away with three more.

Justin Fazio turned aside 19 of 25 shots, in net for the Sting.

Luke Opilka faced 27 Sarnia shots and was under siege for most of the second half.

Sarnia forward Jordan Kyrou had an assist and was selected as the game's third star.

Kitchener scored twice with the man advantage on four chances, while Sarnia went 1 for 5 on the power play.

Sarnia will now embark on a four game road trip starting in Sault Ste. Marie Friday night then in Niagara and Erie the following weekend and will return home on November 6th against the Flint Firebirds.






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