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Newest Sting lead Sarnia to shutout victory over Otters
andrew brethauer January 6th, 2012


Erie, PA - The newest members of the Sarnia Sting made an immediate impact Friday night in Erie, as Ryan Spooner picked up two goals and an assist, while JP Anderson made 30 saves to earn his first shutout in his first game as a member of the Sting in a 4-0 victory over the Erie Otters.

Spooner, who came over from the Kingston Frontenac in a trade that saw Sarnia's 2011 first round draft pick Ryan Kujawinski heading the other direction, picked up his first point on the power play in the first period, as Conner Murphy scored his first of the season near the end of the period to give Sarnia the 1-0 lead.

Just a minute and a half late, Spooner would pick up his 15th goal of the season and first as a member of the Sting, giving Sarnia the 2-0 lead after the first period. Adrian Robertson, who was picked up in a deal with Windsor also got his first point as a Sarnia Sting player with an assist on the Spooner goal.

But the night would not be complete for the newest Sting forward, as Spooner would pick up his second goal of the game in the early third period, leading Sarnia to the 4-0 victory.

Craig Hottot would get his 14th of the season between the two Spooner goals, while also picking up an assist as well.

JP Anderson would earn his first shutout of the season making 30 saves. The former  Mississauga St. Michaels Major was traded early Friday and made it for the Sting's game in Erie. Brandon Maxwell was sent back in the deal. Maxwell was traded for earlier in the season from Kitchener.

The victory also snaps a five game losing streak that was started with a loss to Erie back on December 17th, 2011. Sarnia will head to Niagara on Saturday before returning home on Sunday for an afternoon game against the Plymouth Whalers.


 

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