Spitfires make 3-2 OT comeback against Sting

The Sarnia Sting taking on the Windsor Spitfires. Photo courtesy of Metcalfe Photography.

The Windsor Spitfires edged the Sarnia Sting with a 3-2 comeback Friday after they were defeated by them at home during Thursday’s season opener.

Following a brutal loss for the Spits and a hot start for the Sting the night before, both teams had their defences up. Sarnia was first to score with only five minutes left to spare in the first period with a goal by Nolan Burke.

As the teams skated into second, Sarnia right-wing Ty Voit went for the net and scored for the Sting again with an assist from Brayden Guy keeping ahead of Windsor 2-0. The Spitfires continued to struggle during the remainder of the second frame with zero goals on the board.

Heading into the final period, Windsor vied for Sarnia’s net. Windsor’s Wyatt Johnson managed to put the team up a goal 4:30 into third during a power play with assistance from Pasquale Zito and Dylan Robinson giving Sarnia just a one-point advantage.

The Spitfires continued to show their competitive side with another goal, this time from Pasquale Zito, who tied up the game 2-2 with just three minutes left forcing the game into overtime.

The Sting scrambled to get to the Spits’ net during overtime but fell short when Will Cuylle scored a third for Windsor just 13 seconds into OT giving the team a single point lead for a 3-2 victory after Thursday’s brutal loss.

Sarnia goalie Ben Gaudreau made an impressive 12 saves against the Spits. The Sting will have a week to rest up and re-strategize before they hit the road next Friday, October, 15 against the Kitchener Rangers at 7:30 p.m.

The Spitfires, however, have just two days off until they take on the London Knights at home during a Thanksgiving Monday afternoon game. Puck drops for that one at 2:05 p.m.