GAME REPORT: Record 4000+ Teddy Bears Power Sting to 4-1 Win Over Generals
The Sarnia Sting hosted the Oshawa Generals on Sunday afternoon in front of a packed house at Progressive Auto Sales Arena.
Today marked the 20th annual Lambton Ford Teddy Bear Toss game. It was a record-breaking day, as over 4000 teddy bears rained down to the ice in support of Sarnia-Lambton Salvation Army.
Curtis Egert was the man who received the honour. Egert joined the exclusive club of teddy bear goal-scorers after capitalizing when opportunity knocked. Experience the moment below.
TEDDY BEARS EVERYWHERE
— Sarnia Sting (@StingHockey) December 3, 2017
Thanks to Egert, the Sting had a 1-0 lead going into intermission.
In the second period, the Sting kept rolling. Jordan Ernst scored two goals in three minutes to extend the lead to 3-0. And he scored both goals in nearly exactly the same way: firing rockets into the back of the net. Ernst’s two goals chased Oshawa starting goaltender Mario Peccia.
With the Generals now playing backup Cole Ceci, the Sting didn’t ease up. Anthony Salinitri scored his twelfth goal of the year, sending the puck low through the wickets of the Oshawa netminder.
In the third, the Sting continued to carry the pace of the play. Gens defenceman Riley Stillman broke Sting goaltender Justin Fazio’s bid for a shutout, but Sarnia cruised to the finish line.
Fazio recorded his league-leading 18th win of the season in between the pipes.
Today’s official boxscore from the 4-1 victory can be viewed here.
The entire Sarnia Sting Hockey Club would like to thank all of our fans and partners who made today’s Teddy Bear Toss the most successful one yet. Thanks to you, thousands of stuffed bears will be with those who need them most this holiday season.
Next up for the Sting is a trip to Sault Ste. Marie on Wednesday to face the Greyhounds.
On Friday, Sarnia hosts the Erie Otters right here at Progressive Auto Sales Arena. Make sure to pick up your tickets from the box office or by clicking here!
NEXT HOME GAME: STING vs. OTTERS
Friday, December 8 | 7:05 PM
Progressive Auto Sales Arena
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