Sarnia Sting Take Loss in Saginaw



Despite carrying the play for the better part of 60 minutes, the Sarnia Sting dropped a 5-2 decision to the Saginaw Spirit on Wednesday night at the Dow Event Center.

Former Spirit, Devon Paliani opened the scoring for the Sting just 3:36 into the opening frame. Paliani took a pass from Sam Studnicka, walked off the half-wall and beat Cormier over the glove.

With just over 5 minutes remaining in the period, Kirill Maksimov's scored the first of four unanswered goals before the intermission. Matthew Kreis, Kris Bennett and Tye Felhaber each added a first period tally.

Not for a lack of chances, the Sting were only able to get one back in the second period - this time off the stick of Sting Captain, Sam Studnicka. Travis Konecny and Jakob Chychrun were credited with the assists on the powerplay marker. The Sting outshot Saginaw 14-9 in the second period.

The third stanza was much of the same. The Sting fired 10 shots in Evan Cormier's direction compared to the 2 that Graham faced in the period. Will Petschenig added an empty net goal for the Spirit with 1:02 remaining in the game.

The Sting are back in action on Friday night at the SSEC when they play host to the visiting Flint Firebirds at 7:05 PM. Fans in attendance will go home with a collectable 2016 Team Poster. The club is also home to the Soo Greyhounds on Saturday afternoon at 2:05. Tickets for kids (12 & under) are just $6.00 on Sundays.

Sting Notes:

  • The final Shots on Goal were 34-23 in favour of the Sting
  • The Sting powerplay was 1/3 (Studnicka - Konecny, Chychrun)
  • The Sting penalty-kill was 3/3
  • Troy Lajeunesse was stopped on a penalty shot in the second period
  • The Sting remain 3 points ahead of Windsor for first in the OHL's West Division






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