Sarnia Sting Remain in First with Win Over Greyhounds
MONDAY FEBRUARY 22, 2016
Written by Carl Chimenti , Photos by Metcalfe Photography
Josh Jacobs, scored the game
winner at 2:14 in overtime and
the Sarnia Sting broke a two
game losing skid, beating the
Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 4-3
on Sunday afternoon at the
Sarnia Sports and Entertainment
The win keeps the Sting in first
place in the West Division, one
point ahead of the Windsor
Spitfires, who beat the Hamilton
Bulldogs 6-2 this afternoon.
In addition to the game winning
goal, Jacobs had an assist and
was named the game's first star.
Nikita Korostelev opened the
scoring, setting a Sarnia Sting
franchise record for the fastest
goal to start a game, at nine
seconds, breaking the old mark
of 12 seconds, originally set in
1994. Sam Studnicka and Matt
Mistele also scored once.
Mistele’s goal, late in the
third period, tied the game at
3-3, sending it into overtime.
Troy Lajeunesse had two assists.
Sarnia had another solid effort
in goal as Justin Fazio stopped
19 of 22 shots faced.
Bobby MacIntyre, Liam Hawel and
Zachary Senyshyn scored for the
Greyhounds, who saw their six
game road winning streak come to
an end. Brandon Halverson faced
38 shots, allowing four goals.
The Sting offence wasted no time
in getting on the score sheet
but Sault Ste. Marie responded
immediately to tie the score in
the opening period. Nine seconds
in, Korostelev scores his 17th
goal from Troy Lajeunesse and
Jeff King. Bobby MacIntyre
scored 66 seconds later for the
Hounds at 1:15.
Sarnia got a late goal to close
out the period with a 2-1 lead.
Studnicka got credit for the
goal that came at 19:05. Josh
Jacobs and Ryan McGregor added
The Greyhounds tied the game at
5:35 of the second period as
Liam Hawel was able to find the
back of the net. Makar Tokarev
and Gustav Bouramman drew the
assists. Zachary Senyshyn, put
the Greyhounds in front for the
first time, scoring on a
breakaway, and Sault Ste. Marie
went into the second
intermission with a 3-2 lead.
The goal came late, at 18:53 and
Gabe Guertler had the lone
Mistele’s goal at 12:15 of the
third period tied the game for
the third time. It was his 27th
goal of the year and Travis
Konecny had the lone helper. The
assist ran Konecny's point
streak to 13 games (9 goals, 14
assists, 23 Points). The goal
sent the game into overtime.
The three stars, Josh Jacobs was the first star, Brandon
Halverson, the second star
and Nikita Korostelev was
named the third star.
Both the Sting and the Greyhounds went 0/5 on the power play.
Sarnia will take on the Barrie Colts next Friday (puck drop
7:05pm) at the SSEC. It will
be the first, of three games
in three nights for the
Sting. On Saturday night,
Sarnia will be in Owen Sound
and return home Sunday
against the Guelph Storm at