Sting get revenge in Sault Ste. Marie – BlackburnNews.com

Sting get revenge in Sault Ste. Marie - BlackburnNews.com
Live Blog: Soo Greyhounds vs. Sarnia Sting
With the Sting trailing 1-0 on a goal from Alex Johnston (7), Jacob Perreault (11) opened the scoring for Sarnia on the power play at 15:08 of the first period.

Eight minutes into period two Joseph Mack (3) tallied for Sarnia followed by goals from Brayden Guy (5) and Ryan McGregor (8).

We hung him right out to dry, said Hounds head coach John Dean, whose team held a territorial advantage for the majority of the game, outshooting the visitors 45-27. We were sloppy with the puck and we made some really-bad decisions. We gave up too many Grade A chances on turnovers.

Ryan Roth (12), playing his first game back in Sault Ste. Marie since being traded to Sarnia, scored to open the final frame.

That has nothing to do with Rory Kerins, who has been an excellent alternate captain since he got the A, the coach added. But wed be remiss not to reward a player like Pytlik, who displays the character of a Soo Greyhound on and off the ice on a consistent basis.

Jacob Holmes (3) scored for the Greyhounds before Perreault (12) tallied his second of the game into an empty net at 15:22 before Nolan Dillingham (2) completed the scoring for the Sting, ending a three game losing streak.

Jacob Perreault led the winners with two goals and two assists, while Jamieson Rees scored once and set up two others. Former Greyhound Ryan Roth had a goal and an assist and Nolan Dillingham rounded out the scoring.

“It was a bit weird at the start but once you get the first couple of shifts out of the way it’s just another game.”

Hatcher, whose club improved to 12-13-0-0, said Sarnias plan was to be very aggressive against the Greyhounds defence. And we had success doing that, he added.

Roth said the offensive surge wasn’t a surprise. “With the forwards we have on our team the scoring’s never going to be an issue. We may struggle a couple of games but we have a lot of guys who can put the puck in the net.”

We definitely scored on our chances, said Sarnia head coach Derian Hatcher. Those three quick goals in the second period definitely turned the game around.

The Greyhounds outshot the Sting with Sarnia goalie Ethan Langevin coming up big stopping 42 of 45 shots while Hounds’ tender Bailey Brkin made 19 saves.

SAULT STE MARIE, Ont. — Liam Foudy scored the overtime winner after setting up the tying goal in the third period, and the London Knights edged the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 6-5 on Sunday in the Ontario Hockey League.

Connor McMichael scored his 25th of the season for London (17-5-2), and Cole Tymkim, Antonio Stranges, Luke Evangelista and Josh Nelson supplied the rest of the offence.

Cole MacKay had a short-handed goal for the Greyhounds (10-15-2). Zach Trott, Robert Calisti, Jaromir Pytlik and Jaden Peca also scored.

Dylan Myskiw started in net for the Knights, allowing five goals on 22 shots through 44:30. Brett Brochu stopped 9-of-9 attempts the rest of the way.

SUDBURY, Ont. — Quinton Byfield capped a hat trick with the overtime winner 35 seconds into the extra frame, lifting the Wolves (16-11-1) over Mississauga (8-16-2).

OTTAWA — Marco Rossi scored two goals and set up another, Joseph Garreffa and Austen Keating had a goal and two helpers apiece, and the 67’s (20-6-0) downed North Bay (5-22-0).

KITCHENER, Ont. — Michael Vukojevic scored a short-handed goal into an empty net with 38 seconds left in the game to lift the Rangers (10-10-4) over Guelph (15-3-4).

FLINT, Mich. — Vladislav Kolyachonok scored twice and Jake Durham and Connor Roberts had a goal and an assist apiece as the Firebirds (16-10-0) topped Sarnia (12-14-0).

OSHAWA, Ont. — The game between Kingston (6-15-4) and the Generals (16-8-1) was postponed due to inclement weather. A rescheduled date has not yet been set.