Sting come off 2-1 loss to Storm

Sarnia Sting vs Guelph. October 22, 2021. (Photo courtesy of Metcalfe Photography)

The Sarnia Sting are coming off another loss after hosting Guelph at Progressive Auto Sales Arena Friday night.

The Sting lost to the Guelph Storm 2-1.

Head Coach Alan Letang called the game disappointing. He said players didn’t raise their game right from the start and came in “a little bit late”.

“When you start to get a little bit tired, you make tired mistakes,” said Letang in a post-game media briefing.¬†“Then we have a push in the third like we pretty much do every game because we get a little bit desperate. When you don’t get desperate from the start then these are the results. You don’t deserve to win because you’re not desperate enough from the start of the game.”

Letang had previously said the team was hard at work at practice following a loss to Kitchener last week and a 5-4 overtime loss to London on October 16.

The lone goal for Sarnia Friday night was made by Nolan Burke in the second period. Ty Voit made the assist.

Looking ahead to future games, Letang said players need to bring the intensity right from the start.

“We have to be ready to go execute it right from the drop of the puck,” he said.

The Sting will have some time to prepare for their next game on October 29 against the London Knights.

You can hear next week’s action live on CHOK with Leigh Cunningham and Patrick DesRochers.

-With files from Josh Boyce