The Sarnia Sting hosted the Guelph Storm on Saturday night. It was another outstanding performance for the home side.
Two members of the Sting scored their first goals of the season in the first period. It would turn out to be big games for both of them.
For Cameron Hough, tonight marked the occasion of his first career OHL goal. Following a strong effort from linemate Curtis Egert to get the puck directed towards the net, Hough was able to pounce on the loose disc and send it past Guelph goaltender Cole Ceci. That puck will inevitably find its way onto a mantle.
Just forty seconds later, Franco Sproviero scored an outstanding shorthanded goal. All season long, Sproviero has been a beast on the penalty kill. Tonight, he was rewarded on the scoresheet. Sproviero spun with the puck around two Guelph defenders, skated in all alone on Ceci, and buried it into the net. The fans jumped out of their seats on that one.
In the second, the Sting put three more on the board.
Sean Josling scored his third goal in the last three games. Josling received a pass across the zone from Jordan Ernst, and one-timed the puck past the Storm goalie.
Next up, Brady Hinz scored his seventh goal of the season. It came as Hinz’s seventh goal in the last six games. Hinz skated in down the right wing and scored from a sharp angle on Ceci.
Not long after Hinz’s goal, Hough would again get involved in a big way. Hough had a very spirited tilt with Storm defenceman Mark Woolley, and had the fans on their feet in appreciation of his efforts throughout the game.
Guelph then scored on a tipped point shot, but the Sting would be quick to answer.
Sproviero was at it again shorthanded, and he put yet another one into the Storm goal. This time around, Ryan McGregor set up Sproviero with a one-timer, and Sproviero put it top shelf. If Sproviero’s dominance on the penalty kill this season was once under-the-radar, it certainly isn’t anymore. Sproviero’s second put the Sting up 5-1.
With the game now into the third period, Sarnia’s dynamic duo of Jordan Kyrou and Drake Rymsha went to work. The pair broke in together on a rush, Kyrou carrying the puck into the offensive zone. Kyrou then dished cross-ice to Rymsha, who caught the pass and finished the play off with a goal.
Justin Fazio came up with a huge save just prior to the Rymsha goal, and was solid as usual all night long.
For Fazio, tonight was his seventh win of the season in between the iron.
The final score was 6-1 for the Sting.
Tonight’s official boxscore can be viewed here.
The Sting are back in action tomorrow, Sunday October 15, with a road game against the Windsor Spitfires. Game time is 2:05 PM at the WFCU Centre in Windsor. Tickets for all Sting home games can be purchased at the box office or by clicking here.