Sting Set Franchise Wins Record In Dramatic FashionMarch 4, 2018 5:27pm
The Sarnia Sting needed overtime to win Sunday afternoon.
The Sting scored four goals in the third period to force overtime, then got the 5-4 winner over the Owen Sound Attack at Progressive Auto Sales Arena.
Sarnia won its 43rd game of the season, a franchise record. There are five games left in the regular season. The Sting have 91 points and currently have the third seed in the OHL Western Conference.
The Attack have the fifth seed and 72 points.
Owen Sound attacked early with back-to-back goals in the first period. Jonah Gadjovich got the first one at 9:40, and Alan Lysczarczyk followed suit about four minutes later.
The Attack made the score 3-0 in the second period when Maksim Sushko picked up a short-handed lamplighter.
The Sting buzzed back into the game in the third frame. Jonathan Ang’s 24th goal of the season in the first three minutes got Sarnia on the scoreboard. Cam Dineen brought the Sting closer with a goal at 7:05.
It was the second half of the third period before Ethan Szypula extended Owen Sound’s lead to two goals once more. Jamieson Rees got that goal back on a penalty shot, then Jordan Ernst scored a power play goal with 48 seconds left in regulation to send the game into overtime.
Jordan Kyrou needed only 17 seconds to score the overtime winner.
Justin Fazio picked up 25 saves in goal for the Sting. Olivier Lafreniere stopped 27 shots in net for Owen Sound.
The Sting travel to Kitchener Tuesday night. The Attack head to Barrie on Thursday.