Jordan Ernst watches from the bench in Sarnia's 5-1 win over London. February 3, 2018. (Photo courtesy of Metcalfe Photography)

Sting Tame Wolves 5-4 For Third Straight Win

Jordan Ernst scored the go-ahead goal in the Sarnia Sting’s 5-4 come-from-behind win over the Sudbury Wolves at Progressive Auto Sales Arena.

It was the third straight win Sunday afternoon for the Sting, who have 80 points in the OHL Western Conference for the third playoff spot and second in the West Division.

Sudbury scored early and often and took control of the game throughout the first period. Blake Murray started things off with a goal just after two minutes in the game, and Drake Pilon added a score four minutes later to extend the Wolves lead to 2-0. Anthony Salinitri cracked the scoreboard for Sarnia with a power play goal at 8:39, but Sudbury added two more with Pilon’s second goal and Shane Bulitka extending the Wolves lead to 4-1.

Aidan Hughes was pulled from the Sting goal after Pilon’s second goal and replaced with Justin Fazio. After that, Sarnia’s Jordan Kyrou cut the lead eight seconds before the first-period horn with his 29th goal of the year.

The second period belonged to the Sting, as they added two goals to tie the game. Connor Schlichting scored his sixth of the season at 1:35 in the frame, and Jonathan Ang put up the equalizer. Ernst’s winner was scored at 3:39 in the final frame, his 26th goal of the year.

Fazio was credited with his 31st win of the year. He and Hughes combined for 22 saves. Marshall Frappier had 31 saves for Sudbury.

The Sting travel to Saginaw and take on the Spirit Thursday night.