Sarnia, ON -
The Sarnia Sting didn't have their usual high step
in their Thursday match up with the Barrie Colts, as
despite a third period comeback, Sarnia would lose
their fourth shootout of the season 4-3.
out sluggish," said Sting assistant coach Trevor
Letowski. "That team [Barrie] was ready to play and
they have a lot of skill. They kind of skated around
us for a good chunk of that game. I think we were
pretty fortunate to steal a point out of that."
led after the first period as Nail Yakupov picked
up his 17th of the season on the powerplay for the
Sarnia 1-0 lead.
then it was all Barrie on the score sheet, as Ivan
Telegin would score on the powerplay in the second
period, and Mark Scheifele would pick up a
shorthanded goal to take the lead for the Colts
after two periods.
third, Telegin would pick up his second of the game
early in the period as the Colts took a 3-1 lead.
would get their legs in the second half of the third
led by Yakupov, who picked up his 18th goal of the
season on the powerplay to bring the Sting to within
one. And just under two minutes later, Alex Basso
would let a shot go from the point that would beat a
screened goalie, and tie it for the Sting, sending
it to overtime.
extra five minutes solving nothing, shootouts were
needed. Scheifele would score glove side on Brandon
Maxwell to start the shootout, but Yakupov would
answer right back. Colin Behenna would score on his
shot, putting the pressure on Sarnia's Craig Hottot
to score, but his backhand would be stopped. Telegin
would not end it, but Brett Thompson would not be
able to beat Mathias Niederberger, and Barrie would
take it 4-3.
Yakupov has a night and gives us a point," said
Letowski. "We just didn't have enough guys going and
there isn't really any excuse for it."
have been a third period team in the past this season and
it has resulted in victories. But as Brandon Maxwell
says, they can't rely on that all season, and they
have to get better throughout the entire game.
to stop doing that. We have to play good for forty
minutes before we get to the third," said Maxwell.
"We got to bring it every night. We got to stop
being a third period team. We need to start going
into the third with the lead."
week continues as they are home on Saturday against
Niagara, and will travel to Kitchener on Sunday to
round out their November schedule.
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