GAME REPORT: SAR 3 | OSH 2
The Sarnia Sting visited the Oshawa Generals on Sunday afternoon.
It was the concluding game of a hard-fought three-in-three Eastern road swing. In front of a solid crowd at the Tribute Communities Centre in Oshawa, the Sting powered to an impressive 3-2 victory.
This afternoon was a big one for Sarnia goaltender Ethan Langevin. A native of Brooklin, Ontario, Langevin made the start in front of numerous friends and family. For the seventeen-year-old netminder, today was a huge win.
In the first period, the Sting fired a plethora of shots at the Oshawa goal. But they were having a tough time slipping one by Generals goalie Kyle Keyser.
The Gens took a late 1-0 lead with less than two minutes remaining in the opening frame. Eric Henderson managed to push a shorthanded goal past Langevin.
Sting forward Hugo Leufvenius made the breakthrough. With eighteen seconds left in the period, Leufvenius scored for the eighth consecutive game. Leufvenius hopped onto a loose puck in front of Keyser for his team-leading sixteenth goal of the season. After one, we had a tie game.
In the second, the Sting poured on the pressure. Generals forward Serron Noel gave the home side a brief 2-1 lead, but the shot clock was heavily weighted in favour of Sarnia.
Fifty seconds after Noel’s tally, Leufvenius scored his second of the day. Leufvenius unleashed a powerful shot from the top of the right circle. It soared past Keyser to knot to game at 2-2.
Hugo can’t stop, won’t stop! That SHOT though! 💪 pic.twitter.com/UlyHkPL6b7
— Sarnia Sting (@StingHockey) November 25, 2018
Sting forward Adam Ruzicka gave us the lead midway through the second. Franco Sproviero set up Ruzicka in an open lane, and Ruzicka fired away. The powerplay goal gave us a 3-2 lead.
There was no looking back.
As much as the Generals pushed, Langevin shut the door in the third period. The Sting peppered Keyser with a total of fifty-two shots today, and Langevin turned aside twenty-eight himself.
Langevin picked up the victory as we snapped Oshawa’s five-game winning streak.
The official box score can be viewed here.
We return to action on Thursday in Saginaw! Puck drop against the Spirit at the Dow Event Centre is 7:05 PM.
NEXT HOME GAME: STING vs. FIREBIRDS
Friday, November 30 | 7:05 PM
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