SARNIA, ON – The Sting snapped a two-game losing skid with a commanding 6-2 win over the Guelph Storm on Wednesday night at the Progressive Auto Sales Arena. With the win, the Sting (26-22-5-1) leapfrogged the Flint Firebirds and now sit one point ahead of their counterparts for 7th in the OHL’s Western Conference.
Sarnia out-shot Guelph by a hefty margin of 48-28 on Wednesday night with Justin Fazio making 26 saves in the win.
Rearguard, Nick Grima opened the scoring with his third of the season at 1:19 of the first period. Anthony Salinitri picked up the lone assist on Grima’s first as a member of the Sting.
Adam Ruzicka made it a 2-0 game before the midway mark of the opening stanza with his first of two on the night. Both Jeff King and Jordan Ernst were credited with assists on the powerplay goal.
Dmitri Samorukov would find the score sheet at 11:54 to get the Storm back into the game and within one. Ruzicka’s second of the night came just 0:39 later, restoring the two goal lead for the home side.
Louis Latta provided the insurance goal at 6:38 of the middle frame as he tipped home his 3rd of the season. Jeff King and Ryan McGregor were credited with the assists.
Just moments later, Franco Sproviero tapped the Sean Josling pass into the open cage to give the Sting a comfortable 5-1 lead with just over a half-game to play. The goal was Sproviero’s 12th of the season – a career high for the Sarnia native.
Red Wings’ prospect, Givani Smith added another for the Storm with his 21st of the season at 9:36 of the second period to make it 5-2.
Before the period came to a close, Jordan Ernst rounded out the scoring for the Sting with his 6th of the campaign. Drake Rymsha and Jordan Kyrou were awarded assists on the goal after a lengthy review. With an assist on the play, Kyrou extended his OHL-best point streak to 18 games.
The Sting are back in action on Thursday night in Windsor in a divisional match-up. Then, on Saturday evening, the Sting take on the Firebirds at the Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center in Flint.
The Sting round out a stretch of four games in 6 days with the Spirit in town on Monday afternoon for the annual Family Day Game, presented by RBC. Kids tickets are just $6 and kids are encouraged to stick around after the game for an open skate with the team. RBC will be providing complimentary hot chocolate and signature cards for those who take part in the skate.
- The Sting were 2/5 with the man-advantage. Guelph was 0/6.
- Rymsha won 10 of 14 faceoffs
- Nick Grima was a team-best +3 on the night
- Anthony Salinitri chipped in with two assists
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