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Sting clinch home ice in first round with final regular season victory
andrew brethauer March 17th, 2012

Plymouth, MI - Needing just a single point to clinch home ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs, the Sarnia Sting earn that and more with a 6-2 victory over the Plymouth Whalers in their final game of the regular season.

Plymouth lead after the first period despite the Sting taking an early 1-0 lead after Julian Luciani scored 26 seconds onto the period, The Whalers would respond later in the period with two goals, as Stefan Noesen would tie the game, and Rickard Rakell would add the Whalers second goal on the power play.

From then on JP Anderson would keep the door closed, making all 18 saves for the remainder of the game.

Brett Thompson would score his 32nd goal of the season in what would be the eventual game winner, scoring the second periods only goal.

Tyler Brown would score a pair of goals in the third period, finishing with 21 goals on the season, while Craig Hottot would also pick up his 20th, and Reid Boucher would finish with his 28th goal of the year.

Sarnia finished one point ahead of the Saginaw Spirit who will be their opponent in a playoff game since 2009.


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