Sting take series lead with win on the road

Josling gets a goal and two assists to lead Sting to a 5-3 win

Photo courtesy of Metcalfe Photography

With the series tied at one game a piece the Sarnia Sting went into the WFCU Center to face the Windsor Spitfires and over 3,400 of their fans.  Once again it would be a goaltending duel as Justin Fazio would defend the Sting net and Michael DiPietro would guard the Windsor goal.

As Foster Hewitt would say the first period was good old time hockey with only one penalty.  Sarnia would pepper DiPietro with 14 shots but were unable to get anything to the back of the net.

Drake Rymsha would put the Sting in the driver’s seat less than a minute into the second period.   Rymsha would take the set up for Jonathan Ang to beat the Windsor goalie.  Windsor would go on the attack and turn things around as both Daniel D’Amico and Cole Purboo would each score putting Windsor out front and the hometown crowd was really into it.  Jamieson Rees would be taken hard into the boards hard by Grayson Ladd, with no call from the ref and that had Brayden Guy the rookie stepping up to Ladd and dropping the gloves.  Sometimes that is the spark that is needed as less than two minutes later Theo Calvas would get the set up from Sean Josling and score his first goal of the playoffs.  Windsor would again take the lead as Connor Corcoran would score before the end of the second period.

The third period belonged to Sarnia.  Down by one the Sting would battle hard then at the 16-minute mark Hugo Leufvenius would take the centering pass from Sean Josling and the Sting would tie this one at three.  Less than a minute and a half later Jordan Ernst would get the game-winner as he took the pass from Cam Dineen from behind the net and beat DiPietro.  Windsor would pull DiPietro for the extra attacker, a repeat from what they tried in Sarnia on Saturday night. It backfired then and, well, it was the same story Tuesday night as Sean Josling would put one into the empty net to seal the deal at 5-3, and taking a two-game lead in the series.

Justin Fazio would turn away 14 of the 17 shots he would face, Michael DiPietro would get hit with 37 shots and stop 33.  The two teams get a day of rest then return to the WFCU Centre on Thursday night for game four of the series.  Then it is back to the Progressive Auto Sales Arena for game five on Friday night.

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