Sting celebrate 6-5 win against Spits

Sarnia Sting v. Windsor Spitfires. January 14, 2022. (Photo courtesy of Metcalfe Photography)

After a tough loss against Owen Sound earlier this week, the Sarnia Sting have bounced back to beat the Windsor Spitfires 6-5.

The Sting hosted the Spits at Progressive Auto Sales Arena Friday night.

Windsor scored the first goal of the game.

Sarnia followed with two goals by Nolan Burke in the first and second periods. Ryan Mast also scored in the second with assists by Max Namestnikov and Nolan DeGurse.

The Spits fought hard to make a comeback with four goals during the second and third periods to take a slight lead. However, that lead was short-lived.

Sarnia Sting v. Windsor Spitfires. January 14, 2022. (Photo courtesy of Metcalfe Photography)

Theo Hill and Nolan DeGurse scored two more goals for Sarnia in the third. Ryan Mast took the game-winning shot with assists by Ty Voit and Nolan Dann.

Bruins prospect Ryan Mast and Leafs prospect Ty Voit were recognized as “stars of the game” by the OHL.

Voit racked up five assists during the matchup and said Friday’s game proved that as long as they’re willing to work for it, the Sting “can beat any team out there.”

All of Windsor’s goals were scored during power plays. Mast said moving forward, it’s something the Sting will have to work on as it could have cost them the game.

The Spitfires currently sit two spots above the Sting in the OHL west division standings. During a post-game media briefing, Mast said it was a “huge” deal to beat Windsor Friday night.

“We’re just trying to work our way up the standings and taking two points from them is obviously huge,” said Mast.

The Sting’s win comes a few days after a 5-0 loss to Owen Sound.

The Sarnia Sting are scheduled to play the London Knights at Budweiser Gardens on Sunday. Puck drop is scheduled at 2 p.m. You can hear the game live on CHOK with Leigh Cunningham and Patrick DesRochers.