Spits Score Early to Hold-off Sting 5-3
y Carl Chimenti
The Windsor Spitfires scored three first period goals and then stopped a Sarnia comeback, to defeat the Sting 5-3, Thursday night, at the WFCU CENTRE.
Sandis Vilmanis (Florida Panthers), had a goal and an assist for the Sting and was named third star of the game for his effort.
Marko Sikic, netted his fourth of the season and Nolan Burke scored his OHL league leading 12th goal and seventh on the power-play, which puts him first in the league, in the category for most goals with the man-advantage.
OHL leading scorer Ty Voit (Toronto Maple Leafs), added a pair of assists to reach the 30-point plateau. Both of his assist came on the power-play and he now leads the Ontario Hockey League in assists with 24 and power-play assist with 13. Voit, is on another heater, having dished out nine helpers in his past three games.
The Sting power-play is moving fast up the OHL ladder, with two more goals against Windsor this evening, the unit is now ranked seventh overall and climbing.
After giving up the three first period goals Sarnia out-scored Windsor 3-2 the rest oof the game, but fell short as they ran their record to 7-5-1-1.
Ben Gaudreau (San Jose Sharks) stopped 29 of 34 shots and was solid in net. Mathias Onuska, turned aside 25 of 28 shots for Windsor as they out-shot Sarnia by a count of 34-28.
Oliver Peer had two goals and an assist and was the first star and teammate Jacob Maillet was the second star with one goal and two assists. Alex Christopoulos contributed to the win with a goal and an assist.