The Sarnia Sting visited the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds on Saturday night.
On a snowy evening at GFL Memorial Gardens, these two West division rivals went head-to-head.
Hounds forward Cole MacKay scored the game’s opening goal. MacKay went glove-side past Sting netminder Ethan Langevin to give the home crew a 1-0 lead.
Sting rookie forward Nolan Burke had the response. Poised and ready at the top of the Greyhounds crease, Burke pounced on the rebound of a Mitch Eliot blast. Burke swept the puck through Soo goalie Matthew Villalta to tie the game at 1-1. Through twenty minutes, we were all knotted up.
Opening the second period, Soo freshman blueliner Ryan O’Rourke made it 2-1. O’Rourke fired a low one-timer from the point.
Hounds forward Ryan Roth extended the lead. Soo veteran defenceman Mac Hollowell hit Roth with a slick backdoor pass to turn it into a 3-1 game.
It looked like Sting forward Curtis Egert had brought the game within a goal. However, we were called for goaltender interference. The goal was waived off. We headed to the third frame down a pair on the scoresheet.
In the final stanza, Greyhounds skaters Jacob LeGuerrier, Keeghan Howdeshell, and Zack Trott each added a goal of their own. Tonight’s final score was 6-1.
Langevin had a very active night in goal but did make some exceptional stops between the pipes. Check out two of his twenty-nine saves!
Tonight’s official box score can be viewed right here.
We return to action on Tuesday night back at The Hive! Be sure to join us as we continue our quest to lock up a playoff spot! Puck drop against the Saginaw Spirit is 7:05 PM. Grab your tickets below!
NEXT HOME GAME: STING vs. SPIRIT
Tuesday, March 12 | 7:05 PM
Progressive Auto Sales Arena
#ThePassionReturns | Secure your seats here.