The Sarnia Sting hosted the Windsor Spitfires on Saturday night. In front of a loud and proud home crowd at Progressive Auto Sales Arena, the Sting took down the Spits by a final score of 4-1.
In the first period, the Sting were all over the visiting Spitfires. Outshooting the Spits twenty to three in the opening frame, it was pretty clear how this one was going to go.
Windsor forward Cole Purboo did open the evening’s scoring with his third of the series. But with the Sting peppering shots at Spitfires goalie Michael DiPietro, one goal was all the Spits would get.
Sting forward Jamieson Rees and Spitfires forward Tyler Angle came together for a tough scrap. Rees showed in last night’s game that he was willing to fire up the boys with a physical edge. Tonight, Rees dropped the mitts with a purpose. It worked.
DiPietro stopped an admirable forty-eight pucks on this night, but the Sting were bound to break through eventually.
In the second period, Sarnia forward Sean Josling was the man to open the gates. Josling redirected a point shot from defenceman Cam Dineen that clipped by DiPietro.
Just two minutes later, Josling set up linemate Hugo Leufvenius for another Sting goal. Josling batted the puck on his backhand, between his legs, right at Leufvenius in front. Our big Swedish forward buried it, giving the Sting a 2-1 lead.
In the third period, Leufvenius and Sting captain Jordan Kyrou added empty-netters to clinch the win. Josling was named the game’s first star.
Sting goaltender Justin Fazio made twenty-one saves between the pipes to pick up the victory.
Tonight’s official box score can be viewed here.
We return to action for game three on Tuesday night in Windsor. Puck drop is 7:05 PM at the WFCU Centre.
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Game 5: Friday, March 30 vs. Windsor at 7:05 PM