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Sting downed by IceDogs
andrew brethauer January 7th, 2012

Niagara, ON - The Sarnia Sting went back into the loss column Saturday night, as the Niagara IceDogs doubled up the Sting 4-2.

Ryan Strome had a goal and two assists for the IceDogs, returning back to the team after being a part of Canada's World Junior Hockey team.

Niagara held the lead after the first period, as Alex Friesen opened the scoring on the power play for his 14th of the season.

Ryan Spooner would score his third goal as a member of the Sting 1:04 into the second period on the power play to tie the game at one, but three minutes later Tom  Kuhnhackl would score on the power play to put the IceDogs back in front.

Strome would get his 17th of the season for the two goal Niagara lead before Anthony DeAngelo would cut back into the lead with another Sarnia power play goal.

Niagara would ice it in the third as Steven Shipley would get the only goal in the period, with former Sting Brett Ritchie picking up an assist.

JP Anderson allowed four goals on 36 shots against Niagara, one night removed from is 30 save shutout over the Erie Otters.

Niagara had four players represent Team Canada at the World Juniors including Strome, Freddie and Dougie Hamilton and goalie Mark Visentin who made 35 saves for the victory.

Sarnia returns home on Sunday for an afternoon game against the Plymouth Whalers.


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