GAME REPORT: Sting Win 11 Straight, Fazio Becomes All-Time Wins Leader


Justin Fazio grew up cheering for the Sarnia Sting. He attended games as a kid, dreaming of one day proudly wearing the Sting logo on his chest.

Tonight, Fazio became the Sting’s all-time leader in goaltender wins.

Sarnia took home a 7-2 victory over the Barrie Colts on Saturday. It marked the team’s eleventh straight victory in their scorching hot start to the season.

Jamieson Rees opened up the game’s scoring just one minute in. After Sting captain Jordan Kyrou patiently out-waited Colts goaltender Leo Lazarev, Kyrou dished to Drake Rymsha, whose shot struck Rees’s foot before finding the net. It came as Rees’s second goal in consecutive nights.

Rymsha made it 2-0 with five minutes left in the first. The Sting forward created space for himself in the slot and wired a one-timer into the back of the cage.

In the second, Ryan McGregor helped charge a runaway lead with a shorthanded goal. Franco Sproviero, who has quickly become one of the OHL’s premier penalty killers this season, forced a turnover behind the Barrie net, fed a pass to McGregor, and it was a 3-0 game.

Adam Ruzicka potted another goal on a five-on-three powerplay, and the Sting were up 4-0.

The Colts added a goal of their own before the second period expired, their first of two on the evening, but Sarnia was in absolute control.

In the the third, Colton Kammerer scored his first career OHL goal. The Sting rookie defenceman took a hard point shot and sent it straight through the Barrie netminder.

Cameron Hough and Sproviero would score two more goals for the Sting, and Sarnia ran away with a dominating 7-2 victory on the road.

The win tonight made it eleven straight victories, and the Sting are off to their hottest start in franchise history.

Tonight’s official boxscore can be viewed here.

Once again, join us in congratulating Sting goaltender Justin Fazio on his 64th career win, a massive accomplishment!


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