Erie, PA - The Erie Otters haven't found a way
to beat the rest of the OHL, but have found a way to
once again defeat the Sarnia Sting, picking up a 5-3
victory on Saturday night.
It is the
second time this month the Otters, who have the
league worst 5-27-11-1 record, have defeated the
out of the first period with a 2-0 lead after Connor
Brown scored on the power play, followed up by Liam
Maaskant near the end of the period.
would get a response from Brett Thompson with his
21st of the season on the power play to cut the lead
to one, but Erie would restore the two goal lead as
Stephen Harper scored his 13th for the 3-1 Otters
Yakupov would score his 21st of the season to again
cut the lead in half, as Sarnia would head into the
third period down 3-2.
third, Jack Nevins would tie the game on the power
play, earning his 4th goal of the year. But it would
be the power play that would end Sarnia's night, as
the Otters would get two goals in the final half of
the period, both on the power play to take a two
goal lead. Nick Betz would put the Otters ahead and
Anthony Cortellessa would get an empty net goal to
seal the victory.
Maxwell made 29 saves in the loss, while Charlie
Sarault continues to have an impressive season,
picking up three assist on all the Sting's goals.
will head to Brampton for a final game before
Christmas, and wrap up 2011 with a trip to Sault
Ste. Marie and the first of their annual home and
home with London on Friday, December 30th.
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