Sting Shows Spirit In Saginaw To Force OT

Noah Bushnell (OHL Photo)

The Sarnia Sting erased a two goal deficit in the third period in Saginaw Saturday night but lost 5-4 in overtime.

Dylan Sadowy got the game winner with about two minutes left in the extra period.

The Sting trailed 4-2 early in the third but gained a valuable point for the regulation tie on goals by Noah Bushnell, his second of the game, and Troy Lajeunesse with his ninth of the season.

Sting head coach Trevor Letowski.

The injury plagued Sting welcomed defenseman Anthony DeAngelo back after Team USA’s elimination from the world junior championship in the quarterfinals Friday.

The Sewell, New Jersey native assisted on both the Sting’s third period goals and now has 38 points in 29 games, third among OHL blueliners.

The Sting had another strong opening period, outshooting the Spirit 19-10 and scoring twice to lead 2-1 after 20 minutes. Bushnell and rookie Jordan Kyrou got the goals.

Kyrou also had an assist on the tying goal in the third.

Sarnia outshot Saginaw 40-32 with overager Taylor Dupuis again getting the start for the Sting against veteran netminder Jake Paterson.

The Sting (18-15-2-2) has lost three straight but with the point for the overtime loss remains two points up on the third place Spirit in the West Division.

Sarnia has another three games in three days this coming week, hosting Connor McDavid and the Erie Otters Thursday, travelling to Owen Sound Friday and returning home to face Guelph Saturday.

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