Sting fall to Storm in Shootout Loss
By Carl Chimenti
The Sarnia Sting scored goals 15 seconds apart in the third period, to cap a mad rally with less then three minutes to play, but Sasha Pastujov’s (Anaheim Ducks) lone goal in the shoot-out carried the Guelph Storm to a 6-5 win, before a crowd of 2,147, Wednesday evening, at the Progressive Auto Sales Arena.
Nolan Burke scored his third goal of the game at the 17:30 mark of the final stanza to send the game into overtime, following a goal from Cooper Way, who scored his first goal as a member of the Sting, since being acquired from the Oshawa Generals, 15 seconds earlier.
Burke’s late goal, was his OHL leading 11th goal of the year. Two of his three goals, came on the power-play, tying him for the OHL league lead, with six power-play goals, along-side of Francesco Arcuri, of the Kingston Frontenacs. Sarnia had a big night with the man-advantage going 3/5.
It was the second time this season and the second, in the past three games, in which a Sting player notched a hat-trick. Angus MacDonell, scored three goals last Friday night, in a 6-2 win over the Sudbury Wolves.
Ty Voit, had a huge game with four assists and the Toronto Maple Leaf’s prospect has notched seven helpers in the last two games, after his three points (all assists), on Sunday afternoon in a 3-1 win over the Hamilton Bulldogs. Voit, is the current point leader in the OHL with 28 points and also is the league leader in assists with 22.
Sandis Vilmanis (Florida Panthers) had a goal and an assist, while Marcus Limpar-Lantz, Alexis Daviault and Ethan Ritchie contributed with one assist each.
Sarnia overcame a 4-1 and 5-3 deficit in the game, using both goaltenders. Ben Gaudreau (San Jose Sharks) started and played the first 22:50 of the game with 8 saves on 12 shots and Nicholas Surzycia, made his third appearance in relief, stopping all but one of the ten shots he faced in 42:10 of playing time.
Sarnia out-shot Guelph 31-22 and dominated on the draw 35-25.
Voit was the third star, followed by Charlie Paquette, who scored twice for the Storm, the second star, with first star honors going to Burke, who is now third in point scoring in the Ontario Hockey League, with 18 points.