Sarnia, ON –
Sam Carrick scored twice for the Brampton Battalion,
and also added the shootout winner, as Brampton
hands the Sarnia Sting a 4-3 shootout loss in
Brampton's only visit to Sarnia this season.
shootout winner came after both Craig Hottot and
Charlie Sarault failed to beat Keegan Wilson,
leaving Nail Yakupov as the last Sting shooter to
try and tie it up, but as he skated in a goal and
went for the shot, the puck came off his stick.
Carrick scored after coming in wide and moving
across on his forehand, waiting out Brandon Hope and
putting it in the top of the night.
scoring in the first period, the Sting would open
the scoring in the early second, as Reid Boucher got
his first OHL goal, putting a shot on net that got
through Wilson's five hole to make it a 1-0 Sting
lead would last only nine seconds, as Carrick score
his first of the game after receiving a pass from
Mitchell Porowski who won a battle along the boards.
Carrick redirected the centering pass to make it a
would add his second of the period in the later half
of the second, as he came in on a breakaway and put
it top corner on Hope to give Brampton the 2-1 lead
after the second period.
who scored three goals in their home opener against
Erie, came out in the third looking to find the same
energy. Craig Hottot would tie the game up on the
powerplay as the Sting moved the puck around the
zone, finally coming to Hottot in the slot for the
wrist shot goal, making it 2-2.
minutes later, Ludvig Rensfeldt would get his first
of the season, sneaking a shot top corner on Wilson
after receiving a pass from Yakupov, who had two
assists on the night.
wasn't able to hold onto the lead or add any goals.
Brampton would find the equalizer in the middle of
the third, as Dylan Blujus would put a slap shot
into the top of the net passed a screened Hope to
tie it at 3-3, resulting in the shootout final.
stopped 25 shots in the win for Brampton, while
Hope, who was making his first start of the season,
made 32 saves in the loss.
two chances with 5 on 3 powerplays and were not able
to get pucks to the net, as Brampton played a
perfect road game, and played defensively, cutting
off the passing lanes, and getting in front of
shots. Sarnia was 1 for 9 on the powerplay, while
Brampton was 0 for 5.
goal in the second was their first goal since last
Friday against Erie, as the Sting were shutout in
Windsor over the weekend.
Galchenyuk was not dressed for the Sting again, and
has missed all three Sarnia games this season after
a knee injury in the second last game of the
preseason forced him out. His line mate, Nail
Yakupov has 1 goal and 4 assists in those three
games without Galchenyuk. Charlie Sarault also added
two assists on the night as well.
outshot Sarnia 36-28, marking the first time Sarnia
has been outshot this season.
for Friday's game was 3403.
now 1-1-0-1 to start the season, and will pick right
back up tomorrow night with another home game, as
the Sting take on the Sudbury Wolves.
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