Meatloaf may have said it best; “Two out of three ain’t bad.” Three games on the road over the weekend and the Sarnia Sting get two wins. Coming off of a win over the Erie Otters the Sarnia Sting went into the FirstOntario Center in Hamilton looking to come away with a winning weekend road trip. Justin Fazio would be back between the pipes for the Sting and he gave an outstanding performance.
The trend continued for the Sting and that is to get that first goal of the game and set the tone and that is just what they did. Jonathan Ang picked up the first goal and his 18th of the season. That lone marker would hold up until the second period.
Brandon Saigeon would tie things up for the Bulldogs less than a minute into the second period. Sarnia would go on the powerplay and Captain Jordan Kyrou would give the Sting the go-ahead goal at 7:14. That would be Kyrou’s 27th goal of the season. Hamilton was not done though, as Arthur Kaliyev would again tie the game at 12:16.
Over 4,700 fans were on the edge of their seats as the thirrd period started all tied up. Tough play would keep the score knotted until just over the halfway point in the period when Adam Ruzicka would put the puck in the net for the game-winner. Hamilton pulled out all the stops, even pulled their goalie but, the Sting would not be denied as Ruzicka would again hit twine, giving the Sting that bit of insurance. That is goal number 30 for Adam on the season.
Justin Fazio would make 39 saves on the night while facing 41 shots and be named the third star of the game. Adam Ruzicka would be named the first star.
Sarnia’s road trip continues on Thursday night when they travel to play the Windsor Spitfires and then it is back to the Progressive Auto Sales Arena on Saturday night to play their arch-rivals the London Knights. The Sting have gained a bit of ground on the Soo Greyhounds in the league standings, trailing by 12 points, the next time the Sting play the Hounds will be February 17th.