Monday Morning Buzz: Sting Begin New Streak, Winners of 5 Straight
It has been five straight weeks for the Sarnia Sting as the number one team in the Canadian Hockey League.
This past week, the Sting won three massive games. Starting on Wednesday, the Sting took down the London Knights at Progressive Auto Sales Arena. Sarnia beat the Knights by a score of 4-1. The Sting were led by Hugo Leufvenius all weekend long, and he got it all started against London. Leufvenius recorded his first career hat trick to lead the Sting to victory.
— Sarnia Sting (@StingHockey) November 23, 2017
On Friday night, the Sting headed to the Hershey Centre to face the Mississauga Steelheads. Brayden Guy only scores his goals in pairs, and did so once again. Guy had two goals to guide the Sting to the win. Jordan Ernst also starred in this one with a goal and three assists. Sting goaltender Justin Fazio had another top performance, stopping 38 of 42 shots faced from a powerful Steelheads offence.
To wrap up the weekend, the Sting cruised down to see the Erie Otters. Jordan Ernst had yet another big night, popping two more goals into the cage. Fazio stopped 32 of 35 to pick up his league-leading seventeenth win of the year. And Leufvenius finished the weekend in style, scoring the Sting’s game-winning goal with just three minutes remaining in the third period.
Check out Leufvenius’s game-winning goal in the video below.
Curtis Egert spoke with YourTV Cogeco’s Terry Doyle about where he comes from and his beginnings in minor hockey.
“I grew up in Welland, Ontario. I played for the Southern Tier Admirals pretty much my whole life. I loved playing there – good guys, smaller town. I was the same player I am today: crash and bang, get pucks on net. Then I went to school in Cornwall, Ontario at a school called Ontario Hockey Academy. I had a great year there, I trained really hard, trained really hard to make this team here. Then I played for the Sarnia Legionnaires, and I loved playing for them.”
Sting Stats & Team Leaders
Justin Fazio leads the OHL in wins (17) and save percentage (0.926).
- Jordan Kyrou (52) (Leads OHL)
- Adam Ruzicka (34)
- Jordan Kyrou (18)
- Adam Ruzicka (17)
- Jordan Kyrou (34) (Leads OHL)
- Drake Rymsha (21)
- Theo Calvas (+26) (Leads OHL)
- Connor Schlichting (+21)
♦ Faceoff Percentage:
- Drake Rymsha (65.8%)
- Adam Ruzicka (58.3%)
♦ Shots on Goal:
- Adam Ruzicka (111)
- Jordan Ernst (95)
♦ Penalty Minutes:
- Theo Calvas (44)
- Connor Schlichting (36)
The Sting look ahead to an always entertaining three-in-three this weekend.
On Friday, the Sting host the North Bay Battalion right here at Progressive Auto Sales Arena. In their first matchup of the season, the Sting took it to the Troops, defeating them 8-2 on North Bay ice. The Battalion return to Sarnia lead by Justin Brazeau, who has 17 goals in 25 games.
In the second game of the weekend, the Sting make their first visit of the season to Saginaw. The Spirit will host the Sting at the Dow Event Center. Saginaw is led by defenceman Keaton Middleton, their captain and draft pick of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
To finish off three games in three days, it’s another big one for the Sting on home ice. On Sunday, it’s the Sting’s annual Teddy Bear Toss. The Oshawa Generals are in town, and Sting will be looking to see the bears come flying down. Puck drop is 2:05 PM.
NEXT HOME GAME: STING vs. BATTALION
Friday, December 1 | 7:05
Progressive Auto Sales Arena
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