Revenge is sweet as Sting beat the Spitfires on the road

New players prove valuable in their first appearance in a Sting uniform

The Sting will retire the local jersey of NHL star Steven Stamkos this Friday (image courtesy www.sarniasting.com)

The Sarnia Sting picked up three new players before the trade deadline and they made their first appearances with the club Thursday night. The Sting were looking for revenge against the Windsor Spitfires after being shut out by the Spits just before the New Year.  Jonathan Ang, Cam Dineen, and Michael Pezzetta looked good in their new Sting uniforms and they looked real good on the score sheets as they each picked up a goal to lead the Sting to a 5-3 win over Windsor and take game one of this home at home series on the road.

The game had just started when Ang would hit the back of the net at the 1:22 mark of the first period.  Ang would get a breakaway and bam it was in the net, for 1-0 Sarnia.  Drake Rymsha would get his 20th of the season with a set up from team captain Jordan Kyrou. Michael Pezzetta would hit twine before the end of the first period to make it 3-0 Sarnia.

Cam Dineen would be the last of the newcomers to score a goal as he started things off at just 55 seconds into the second period to give the Sting a 4-0  lead.  The Spitfires would finally get on the scoreboard at 16:45 of the second with a goal from Curtis Douglas, but Jordan Ernst would answer right back for Sarnia for the insurance marker.

Windsor would add two in the third period but it would be too little, too late as the Sting get a 5-3 victory on the road.  Justin Fazio picked up his 24th win of the season in net for Sarnia.  Friday night the hometown team looks to sweep the series when the Sting welcome the Spitfires.

The doors to the Progressive Auto Sales Arena will be open a half hour early Friday night as it is Steven Stamkos Jersey Retirement night.  The Sting will retire #91 of the former Sting forward and Tampa Bay Lightning Captain. Best get to the arena early so you do not miss out on the ceremonies when they start at 7 p.m.

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