The Sarnia Sting visited the Flint Firebirds on Saturday night.
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.
The official box score can be viewed here.
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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