Sarnia Sting lose (badly) to visiting Erie Otters

It was a game to forget on Friday night at the Progressive Auto Sales Arena as the Sting dropped an 8-2 decision to the Erie Otters; just two days after defeating the reigning Memorial Cup Champions at Bud Gardens. With the loss, the Sting are now 21-18-5-1 on the season and currently sit in 3rd in the OHL`s West Division. The Otters improved to 30-10-2-1.

The Sting were outshot 35-21 in the game while holding a 30-19 advantage in the faceoff circle.

Scoring for the Otters was Alex Debrincat (2), Kely Pettit, Kyle Maksimovich, Christian Girhiny, Jordan Sambrook, Owen Headrick and Gera Poddubnyi. Debrincat was named the game`s first star after notching two goals. Jordan Sambrook, who had a goal and an assist in the contest, was named the game`s second star.

Jordan Kyrou extended his point streak to 9 games with a goal in the first period. Troy Lajeunesse and Drake Rymsha were credited with the helpers.

Jaden Lindo rounded out the scoring for the Sting with his 14th of the season assisted by Adam Ruzicka and Jordan Ernst. With the goal, Lindo collected his 100th career OHL point.

The Sting are back in action tomorrow afternoon when they take on the Soo Greyhounds at 3:30 PM. The game will be broadcast live on on Rogers Sportsnet. Seating is limited.


  • The Sting were 0/4 with the man advantage. The Otters were 1/3
  • Drake Rymsha was 14/20 (70%) from the faceoff dot
  • Troy Lajeunesse has points in 3 straight games

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