The Sarnia Sting increased the gap between them and the Firebirds on Friday night; topping their counterparts by a score of 6-1 on home ice. With the win, the Sting improve to 23-18-5-1 on the year and are now just 4 points back of the Kitchener Rangers for 6th in the Western Conference.
Justin Fazio went the distance in goal for the Sting; making 31 saves on 32 shots en route to collecting his 50th career OHL win. Connor Hicks and Garrett Forrest split time between the pipes for the Firebirds.
Jack Phibbs opened the scoring for the Firebirds with his first of the season at 9:50 of the opening stanza. Before the period came to a close, Jeff King tallied a powerplay marker to even the score and send the two teams into the intermission deadlocked 1-1. Jordan Kyrou and Kevin Spinozzi were awarded the assist on King’s 7th of the season.
The Sting broke out with four second period goals in the middle stanza. Sean Josling kicked off the scoring with his 5th of the season after taking a slick pass from Anthony Salinitri.
Before the midway point of the period, Troy Lajeunesse gave the Sting a two-goal lead with his 15th of the campaign. Jordan Kyrou and Jeff King were credited with the assists.
Anthony Salinitri and Adam Ruzicka rounded out the second period scoring for the home side to give the Sting a 5-1 lead at the break.
The lone third period goal came from the stick of Sean Josling who would register his second of the night and 6th of the season on the powerplay.
The Sting are back in action on Sunday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. when the Saginaw Spirit come to town.
- Anthony Salinitri had a goal and an assist in the contest
- Jordan Kyrou extended his point streak to 11 games with 2 assists tonight
- Justin Fazio registered his 50th career OHL win tonight
- Sean Josling registered his first multi-goal OHL game
- Jeff King had a goal and two assists on the night
- The Sting were 2/6 with the man advantage. The Sting PK was 4/4