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Spooner scores four in shootout victory
andrew brethauer February 12th, 2012

Sault Ste. Marie, ON - Ryan Spooner had a four goal game as the Sarnia Sting edge out the Sault Ste. Marie Geyhounds 7-6 in a shootout for their second road victory of the weekend.

The Greyhounds lead after the first as Nick Cousins would open the scoring, followed by Nail Yakupov picking up his 24th goal of the season to tie the game. Andrew Fritsch would put the Greyhounds back in front with his 8th of the year.

In the second, Carson Dubchak would make it a two goal lead for the Greyhounds until Spooner scored his 20th of the season on the power play to cut the lead back down to one. Sault Ste. Marie would reply with a pair of goals as Ryan Sprout would score along with Dabid Broll on the power play as the Greyhounds lead 5-2.

Spooner would then go on to complete a hat-trick in a row, as the forward would score on the power play at the end of the second period for his second of the game, while he would score the third periods first two goals 16 seconds to tie the game at 5-5.

David Quesnele and Yakupov would trade goals, sending the game into extra time and shootout.

Yakupov would score first for the Sting, while all other five shooters would miss on their attempt, giving the Sting an extra point.

Brandon Hope got the start and made 27 saves in the victory. Sarnia will next head to Guelph next weekend.


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