Season Ends for Sarnia Sting

Wednesday April 6, 2016

The Sarnia Sting dropped a nail-biter at the Sarnia Sports & Entertainment Centre on Tuesday night; falling 4-3 to the Greyhounds in Game 7 of the Western Conference Quarter-final in front of a capacity crowd of 4,567.

Despite firing 39 shots in the direction of Brandon Halverson, the Sting were unable to capitalize in the closing minutes to tie the game. Halverson was named the game’s first star.

The Sting struck first as Anthony Salinitri fired home his first on the post-season. Troy Lajeunesse and Nikita Korostelev were credited with the assists.

Gabe Guertler tied the game before the end of the opening frame as his shot found its way through the pads of Graham. The Sting held a 13-7 advantage on the shot clock in the first period.

The teams exchanged goals in the second stanza as MacIntyre gave the Hounds their first lead of the game at 12:57. Zacha responded with a power play goal at 16:21 to send the game into the third tied at 2’s. Lajeunesse and Chychrun were credited with the assists on Zacha’s 6 of the post-season.

The momentum shifted in the Greyhounds’ favour as Blake Speers gave them the lead just :27 into the final stanza. At 7:40, Katchouk extended their lead with the eventual game-winning goal.

Troy Lajeunesse scored at 17:51 to give the Sting a shot at tying it, but despite constant pressure they were unable to solve the Rangers prospect, Brandon Halverson.

Sting Notes:

  • The Sting were 1/3 with the man advantage and 1/1 on the penalty kill

  • Soo's Brandon Halverson and Boris Katchouk were 1st and 2nd stars, Anthony Salinitri was named the game’s third star

  • The Sting outshot the Hounds 39-17 in the contest





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