Late push falls short as Sting lose to Spitfires
By Carl Chimenti
The Sarnia Sting scored early in the game but the Windsor Spitfires scored five straight unanswered goals including three in the second period to beat the Sting 6-3, Friday night in front of 2,612, at the Progressive Auto Sales Arena.
The win evened the season series between both teams at one win apiece.
Both Nolan Burke and Angus MacDonell (third star of the game), scored their third goals of the year and Max Namestnikov potted his first for Sarnia.
Ty Voit (Toronto Maple Leafs), had a pair of assists (5-7-12) and Ethan Ritchie (2-4-6), added a helper of his own to stretch both players point streak to six games. Marcus Limpar-Lantz’s lone assist (3-6-9), saw his point streak reach three games as well.
Easton Wainwright and Zach Filak contributed with an assist each.
Goaltender Ben Gaudreau stopped 21 of 26 shots as Sarnia out-shot Windsor 33-27.
Sarnia drew first blood in the game, as they dominated play in the first half of the opening period.
Just past the mid-way point, Ryan Abraham tied the game at 1-1. Jacob Maillet and Matthew Maggio were credited with the helpers at 9:34.
The second period was all Windsor, as they lit the lamp three times on goals from Smith, Nicholas DeAngelis and Maillet, to open up a 5-1 lead heading into the final period.
Sarnia scored twice in the third period on goals from MacDonell and Namestnikov to close the gap to 5-3, but that was as close as Sarnia would come. Ryan Abraham scored his second goal into an empty net, as part of a four-point night and first star selection, to ice the win for Windsor.