ON - The Sarnia Sting continue to struggle as they
dropped a 7 - 3 decision against the London Knights
Friday night at the John Labatt Centre.
London opened the scoring at 2:32
into the first period on a goal by Andreas
Athanasiou. The Sting answered back on a power
play goal by Reid Boucher at 6:35. Before the
first ended London would add a pair with Brett
Welychka and Josh Anderson scoring at 11:54
and 13:38. Sarnia narrowed the gap at the 15
minute mark on a goal by Brett Ritchie and period
ended with London leading 3 - 2.
London widened their lead in the second period after
Seth Griffith scored on the power play just :46
seconds into the period. Brett Welychka added his
second for the Knights at 17:35 to give London the 5
- 2 lead heading into the third.
Sarnia fought back in the third
as Domenic Alberga scored at the 1:29 to narrow the
lead to 5 - 3. But London held on and
went on and scored two more the first at 3:45 and
another at 16:01 with Seth Griffith scoring both to
give him a hat trick for the night.
Michael Houser was the winning goalie with a total
of 35 saves. Brandon Maxwell took the loss
with 33 saves.
The Sting went 1 for 4 on the
power play opportunity, London went 1 for 5.
Sting's Charles Sarault earned
second star of the night after assisting on all
three Sarnia goals.
This is the Sting's 4th loss in a
row as they head into the new year in second place
in the West Division in the Ontario Hockey League
with a record of 19-13-1-4.
The Sting will host the Knights for the second part
of the annual home/home series on New Years day at
the RBC Centre with a 2:05 pm puck drop.