Head Coach Darren Hatcher has to be happy with the way the Sarnia Sting played Sunday afternoon. Coming off a loss on Friday Night to the Soo Greyhounds the Sting wanted to prove their dominance in the Western Conference and they did it with a 7-0 drubbing of the Owen Sound Attack.
Justin Fazio was perfect between the pipes, turning away 39 shots to keep the Attack from marking a single notch on the scoreboard. Jordan Kyrou opened up the scoring late in the 1st period on one of 9 power play opportunities the Sting had, the 5 on 3 advantage paid off to open up the scoring.
Owen Sound would fail on their 9 opportunities when Sarnia was short-handed. Kyrou would add his second of the night in the 2nd period by putting the home team up by 3. Adam Ruzicka would also have a good night with a goal and 2 assists.
Curtis Egert picked up his first OHL goal of his career when he scored on a 2 on 1 rush and beat Zack Bowman upstairs to increase Sarnia’s lead. Bowman would not finish the game as he would be replaced by Mack Guzda for the 3rd period. Justin Fazio recorded his first career shutout.
The last time these two teams faced each other it was a barn burner going into overtime. This time around there was no question who the better team was. Sarnia has a 1 point lead on the Soo Greyhounds in the Western Division and currently sits on top of the league standings with 33 points.
The Sting travel to Flint on Wednesday to play the Firebirds then it is back to the Progressive Auto Sales Arena on Friday to take on division rivals the Windsor Spitfires. Puck drops at 7:05 p.m.