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Resting Sting Downed by Flint

March 16, 2019 - Ontario Hockey League (OHL) - Sarnia Sting News Release

After clinching their playoff spot yesterday, the Sting were resting numerous players this evening. Sporting a young but spirited lineup, Sarnia took on a highly motivated Firebirds roster.

In the first period, Flint forward Ethan Keppen opened the scoring. Keppen sent a one-timer under the crossbar from just inside the right circle. It went over the shoulder of Sting netminder Cameron Lamour to make it 1-0.

Sting rookie sniper Jacob Perreault tied things up. Perreault stripped Firebirds captain Ty Dellandrea of the puck, and then Perreault took off. Perreault soared in on a breakaway and went five-hole through Flint goaltender Luke Cavallin.

Moving into the second stanza, Flint broke it open. Goals from Hakon Nilsen; Hunter Holmes (two); Emmet Pierce; Cody Morgan; and Kyle Harris made it 7-1 through two frames.

Keppen scored his second of the game early in the third period to make it 8-1.

But, the Sting weren't rolling over.

Alexandre Hogue, Curtis Egert, and Calvin Martin each scored third period tallies for the Sting. Tonight's final score was a very respectable 8-4. There was a big comeback effort from our young lineup.

We'll complete the regular season tomorrow afternoon at The Hive! The Firebirds will come up to Sarnia to complete the home-and-home. With a full lineup, we'll look to drive momentum into the first round of the playoffs! Puck drop at The Hive is 2:05 PM!

NEXT HOME GAME: STING vs. FIREBIRDS

Sunday, March 17 | 2:05 PM

Progressive Auto Sales Arena


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