The Sarnia Sting visited the Flint Firebirds on Wednesday morning.
It was the Ontario Hockey League’s annual “School Day Special”, with three morning games taking place across the league.
At the Dort Federal Event Center, the Sting were up early and ready to go. But the Firebirds, motivated by a crowd of fired-up young students, escaped with a 5-3 win.
In the first first period, the Firebirds opened the scoring when Ryan Moore stepped out of the box and right into a breakaway goal.
Just a couple minutes later, Ryan McGregor got Sarnia on the board. McGregor redirected a shot from linemate Hugo Leufvenius. It made for a quick 1-1 game.
Almost immediately following McGregor’s goal, Sting rookie Curtis Egert scored his second goal in two games. Egert scored his first career goal against Owen Sound on Sunday, and his marker today was nearly identical. Egert streaked down the left wing and went top shelf on Flint netminder Garrett Forrest.
The second period would be a relatively quiet one with the exception of all the screaming kids having an absolute ball of a time with the day off classes. Jacob Collins scored for Flint near the end of the frame, and the game was tied at 2-2 heading into the final twenty minutes.
In the third, with Flint up by a goal, Drake Rymsha tied the game at 3-3. Rymsha one-timed the puck from in close making for a down-to-the-wire finish.
For most of the third period, Firebirds forward Nicholas Caamano became that one kid in gym class who decides to start scoring all the goals. Caamano had three in the final period alone to lead the Firebirds to a 5-3 victory. Flint sealed the victory with an empty net goal.
Today’s official boxscore can be viewed here.
The Sting will be be back at home on Friday night for a battle against the Windsor Spitfires. Join us at Progressive Auto Sales Arena for the usual 7:05 PM game time!
NEXT HOME GAME: STING vs. SPITFIRES
Friday, November 17| 7:05 PM
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