Sting fall to Attack 5-0

The Sarnia Sting versus Owen Sound, January 12, 2022. (Metcalfe Photography)

The Sarnia Sting were unable to find the back of the net in a 5-0 loss to the visiting Owen Sound Attack Wednesday night.

The road team jumped out to a 1-0 lead 1:40 into the game on a point shot from Cal Uens.  It was the Attack defenceman’s first OHL goal.

After a scoreless second period, Owen Sound scored just over two minutes into the third period, followed by goals at 4:49 and 7:41 to make it 4-0.  The Attack would add a late powerplay goal to make it 5-0 before the final horn blew.

Sting head coach Alan Letang said the Attack outworked them and did all those little winning habits that the Sting need to start doing.  He added that his team needs to pick it up in the second half of the season.

“We don’t want to cheat on the offence, so our top guys have to be just a good on defence as they are on offence, and games like that when it’s tough sledding you can’t be a liability in your own end,” he said.  “I believe in our top six, I believe those guys will get the job done.  We just need them night in, night out, day in, day out doing those right things.”

Letang talked about the club’s schedule this weekend.

“We got Windsor coming in, who plays us hard.  They’re physical, they’re big, so we’re going to have to step up a little bit,” said Letang. “Then going into London, not an easy building to play in. They’ve made a couple improvements on their back end, but we have played them well and we’ve stepped up.”

The Sting host the Spitfires at 7:05 p.m. Friday, before heading to London Sunday afternoon for a 2 p.m. start.  You can hear every game live on CHOK with Leigh Cunningham and Patrick DesRochers.