Sarnia Sting Closed Out Pre-Season with Win

September 21, 2015

PORT HURON, MI - The Sting closed out the pre-season with a 2-1 win over the Flint Firebirds in front of nearly 1000 fans at the McMorran Place Arena in Port Huron.

Sarnia native, Justin Fazio led the way for the Sting, turning aside 29 of the 30 shots he faced through 60 minutes. Fazio was named the game's first star.

In his return to McMorran Place, Port Huron native, Jeff King was forced to call it a night far earlier than he would have liked to. King got caught up in a tussle with Flint's Connor Sills just two minutes into the first stanza, and ended up dropping the gloves. With Sunday being a pre-season game, both players were ejected.

Scoring for Sarnia was Anthony Salinitri and Patrick White. Salinitri's goal came in the opening period when he drove towards the net and beat Zach Bowman on the blocker side. The unassisted goal was Salinitri's 6th of the pre-season, and 4th of the weekend as the sophomore winger netted a hat-trick in last night's tilt against Windsor. Salinitri was named the game's second star.

The next goal came in the 2nd period when Jacob Collins cashed in on the Firebirds powerplay. Will Bitten and Mathieu Henderson drew the assists.

White responded shortly after for the Sting; keeping, firing, and beating Bowman on the glove-side. The short-handed marker was White's second in as many nights. Zachary Core was awarded the lone assist.

The Sarnia Sting are back in action on Friday night at the Sarnia Sports & Entertainment Centre when they take on the visiting Erie Otters in the 2015-16 Regular Season Home Opener. Tickets are available at the SSEC Box Office or by calling (519) 541-1717. or visit






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