Sting Fell to London


Despite leading for the majority of the game, the Sarnia Sting fell 4-3 at the hands of the London Knights on Sunday afternoon in London


Sarnia's Charlie Graham turned aside 24 on 28 shots in the loss, while Tyler Parsons made a number of key saves turning aside 24 on 27 shots to earn the win for the Knights.

The bad blood carried over from January 24th, as Devon Paliani and Owen MacDonald dropped the gloves just 41 seconds into the first.

Sting Captain, Sam Studnicka opened the scoring just 2:12 into the opening frame, making no mistake after taking a pretty feed from long-time teammate, Travis Konecny. Rookie, Ryan McGregor drew the second assist on Studnicka's career-high 20th of the season. The Sting took a 1-0 lead into the first intermission.

Just 2:36 into the second period, Matthew Thachuk notched his first of the night; evening the score for the Knights.

Zacha responded for the Sting on the power play, blasting him a one-timer from the faceoff dot. Jakob Chychrun and Travis Konecny were credited with the helpers.

With less that 1:30 to go in the second, Travis Konecny scored his 18th of the season to give the Sting a 2 goal lead. The goal was unassisted.

Just as the Sting thought they were going to take a 3-1 lead into the intermission, Tkachuk scored his second goal with :29 remaining in the stanza. The puck took a couple of bounces and ended up in behind Graham.

Tkachuk completed the hat-trick, scoring the game-tying goal on a late third period power play.

With less than 4:00 remaining in the third, Brandon Crawley registered the game-winning goal after taking a pass from Marner.

The Sting and Knights will now face-off on Saturday night at the SSEC on DIFD night. The Sting are encouraging fans to wear purple in support of mental health awareness.

Game Notes:

  • Sarnia's power play was one for two while the Knights went one for three with the man-advantage

  • Sam Studnicka and Jacob Graves dropped the gloves at the end of the second period.

  • Sarnia is currently ranked 2nd in their division and 5th in the Western Conference with a record of 28-15-5-2





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