Sting eliminated by Spits in game six

The Sarnia Sting and Windsor Spitfires shake hands following their first round playoff matchup. 1 May 2022. Metcalfe Photography)

The Sarnia Sting’s season has come to an end following a 3-1 loss to Windsor in Game six of their first round playoff matchup.

Nolan Dann scored Sarnia’s lone goal and goaltender Ben Gaudreau made 29 saves and was named the game’s third star.

The Spitfires opened the scoring 12 minutes into the first period on Josh Currie’s first goal of the series.  Windsor’s Wyatt Johnston scored his second goal of the postseason at 19:21 to give the road team a 2-0 lead after 20 minutes.

Gaudreau turned away all 14 shots he faced in the second period to keep Windsor at two goals.  Sarnia was held off the scoresheet as well with Spits goaltender Mathias Onuska making nine saves in the middle frame.

Dann finally got the Sting on the board on the power play at 18:26 of the third period, his second goal of the series.  That’s as close as Sarnia would get — Windsor’s Will Cuylle scored an empty-netter in the dying seconds to help his team win the game 3-1 and the series 4-2.

It’s the first time the Spitfires have advanced to the second round of the OHL playoff’s since 2011.