Monday Morning Buzz: Sting Off to Best Start in Franchise History
There’s no other way to say it: the Sarnia Sting are off to their best start in franchise history. Winners of eleven straight games, the Sting are the team that has everyone talking.
Going back to Thursday night, the Sting played their first of three games in three days. They opened their northern swing with a stop in North Bay to face the Battalion. It was one of the most powerful performances the Sting have put on this season. Led by a Jordan Kyrou hat-trick, the Sting dropped the Troops by a score of 8-2. At the time, it was their ninth win in a row. Check out this stunner of a goal from Kyrou.
— Sarnia Sting (@StingHockey) October 20, 2017
The following evening, Sarnia checked into Sudbury for a Friday night contest with the Wolves. This time it was 5-2 for the Sting.
Justin Fazio was outstanding between the pipes, stopping 41 of 43 shots faced.
It was a game that saw them see some new faces hit the scoresheet.
Both Brayden Guy and Jamieson Rees scored their first career OHL goals on Friday. Guy ended up scoring two on the night. The victory was definitely a memorable one for both families.
— Sarnia Sting (@StingHockey) October 21, 2017
Finishing up the weekend, the Sting visited Barrie on Saturday for their second match of the season against the high-flying Colts. For the third time this weekend, Sarnia took over full control on the road, cruising to a 7-2 win. Rees scored just a minute into the game, and it was all uphill from there. The Sting saw seven goals from seven different scorers. But the real story was between the iron.
Fazio became the Sting’s all-time leader in wins by a goaltender. With his 64th career victory, Fazio led the Sting to their eleventh consecutive win.
— Sarnia Sting (@StingHockey) October 22, 2017
Sean Josling spoke with YourTV Cogeco’s Terry Doyle about his experience with the Detroit Red Wings this summer.
On Red Wings rookie camp:
“It was great. You see guys at the next level, and you learn a lot just by watching them.”
On what he focused on improving through summer training:
“I focused on my skating this year. In the gym, off the ice, and then it was nice to get back on the ice. I felt a lot better, a lot quicker.”
Josling currently has seven points in thirteen games to start the season.
Steven Stamkos has reached 600 points in the NHL.
Alex Basso was Ryerson University Men’s Athlete of the Week.
Taylor Dupuis has two wins to start the U Sports season in goal for the Rams.
Devin Didiomete has 13 points in 10 games with the Fassa Falcons of the Alps Hockey League.
Sting Stats & Team Leaders
Points: Jordan Kyrou (22)
Goals: Brady Hinz, Adam Ruzicka (10)
Assists: Jordan Kyrou (14)
Plus/Minus: Theo Calvas (+21)
Shots on Goal: Adam Ruzicka (57)
Penalty Minutes: Theo Calvas (24)
The Sting have a huge weekend coming up on home ice.
On Friday, the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds will come to Progressive Auto Sales Arena. The Hounds are second in the league in win percentage, behind only the Sting. It’ll be a battle of the OHL’s top two squads in a game you will not want to miss. The Greyhounds are led up front by Boris Katchouk and Tim Gettinger, and in goal by Matthew Villalta.
Taking the Saturday off, the Sting will be back on the ice on Sunday for a matinee against the Flint Firebirds. A west division rival, the Firebirds have seen top production this season from veterans Maurizio Colella and Ryan Moore. Game time is 2:05 PM right here in Sarnia.
NEXT HOME GAME: STING vs. GREYHOUNDS
Friday, October 27th | 7:05
Progressive Auto Sales Arena
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