Sarnia Sting hand Knights their first loss since Christmas

Sting goaltender Ben Gaudreau. (Photo courtesy of the Sarnia Sting Hockey Club.)

Despite being out shot 51-13, the Sarnia Sting beat the London Knights 4-2 at Budweiser Gardens Sunday afternoon.

That was the second consecutive win for the Sting, after beating Windsor 6-5 Friday night.

The club has won three of four games since returning from the Christmas break.

Associate Coach Brad Staubitz said it was a great team effort.

“Benny played an outstanding game, a lot of shots on net, but we did a good job keeping our perimeter,” said Staubitz. “The team stuck together physically as well. Overall a great team win for us”.

San Jose Sharks prospect Ben Gaudreau made 49 saves in the win. Nolan Dann opened the scoring late in the first period and rookie Angus MacDonell knocked in a power play goal with three seconds left in the period.

Defenceman Alexis Daviault scored 56 seconds into the second period, giving the Sting a 3-0 lead. Nolan Burke notched the last goal at 1:14 in the third.

Sean McGurn and Logan Mailloux scored for the Knights.

The Sarnia Sting play Owen Sound in a home-and-home series this weekend. The Sting (13-13-3-0) and Attack (13-13-1-2) are tied for sixth-place in the Western Conference.

You can hear both games with Leigh Cunningham and Patrick DesRochers on 103.9FM/1070AM CHOK.