ERIE, PA – The Sarnia Sting scored early and often on Saturday night at the Erie Insurance Arena; skating away with a 5-3 win in a potential first round playoff match-up against the OHL leading Erie Otters.
The Otters, who are ranked #1 in the CHL top 10, fired 48 shots in the direction of Sting goaltender, Justin Fazio who made 45 saves in the win. Troy Timpano was credited with the loss; making 9 saves for the Otters.
Jordan Kyrou opened the scoring at 1:54 of the first period with his 30th of the campaign to give the Sting a 1-0 lead. The goal extended the Blues’ prospect’s point streak to 26 games, giving him 87 points in 60 games played for 4th in the OHL scoring race.
Jaden Lindo extended the Sting lead to 2-0 before the end of the first period with his 19th of the season. Anthony Salinitri and Jeff King were credited with the assists on the goal.
Dylan Strome cut the lead to one at 3:23 of the second period before Anthony Salinitri regained the lead with his 23rd of the season. Brady Hinz and Kevin Spinozzi were awarded the assists.
Spinozzi’s 13th of the season made it 4-1 just 1:20 later which would turn out to be the eventual game-winning goal. Jordan Ernst was credited with the assist on a slick feed in front of Timpano.
Debrincat and Raddysh would each add singles for the Otters while Drake Rymsha would round out the scoring for the Sting.
The Sting are back in action on Sunday afternoon at the Hershey Centre when they take on the Mississauga Steelheads to close out the weekend.
- Anthony Salinitri picked up a goal and an assist in the contest to give him 100 career OHL points
- Spinozzi had a goal and an assist in the game
- Kyrou’s point streak has been extended to 26 games
- The Sting were 0/3 on the powerplay. Erie was 2/5