Sarnia, ON -
The Sarnia Sting keep slipping in the wrong
direction, as a 2-1 loss Sunday afternoon to the
Plymouth Whalers marks the seventh time in their
last eight games the Sting have come out without a
we out played them," said Sting Head Coach Jacques
Beaulieu. "The kids deserved a better fate tonight.
Wedgewood is a heck of a goalie, that's why he is
on Team Canada and he made some big saves at the right
Wedgewood stopped 28 of 29 shots the Sting put on
net, only allowing a power play to Alex Basso midway
through the first period as the Sting lead after the
minutes remaining in the second, Alex Aleardi was
able to put in a rebound shot that squeaked through
the pads of a sprawling JP Anderson to tie the game
third Mitchell Heard would snap a wrist shot high on
Anderson to give the Whalers their first lead, and
ultimately the game winner.
started off the weekend with a shutout in Erie who
sits in last place in the OHL. The rest of the
weekend went sour against two of the top teams in
the league, giving Sarnia a taste of what playoff
weekends will be like.
Niagara will probably end up at the top on that side
and I think Plymouth will end up on the top on our
side," said Beaulieu. "We played them tight, we
didn't give them much. We just got to score timely
chances in the third to tie the game, as three
penalties gave the Sting eight minutes on the man
advantage. Despite the extra man, Sarnia could not
get shots through to the net, and those that did
were turn aside by Wedgewood. Sarnia's newest
additions featured heavily on the power play, and
with only one practice together, the team has some
chemistry issues to work through.
currently sits in 2nd in the West Division, 14
points behind Plymouth and 4th in the Western
Conference. Sunday's game starts a five game home
stand, as the Sting host Mississauga Friday and
Kingston on Saturday.
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