Attack come fall flat against Sting
It was all Sarnia on Sunday afternoon as the Attack travelled down Highway 21 to take on the Sting.
Owen Sound surrendered seven goals on the afternoon while failing to register a single tally of their own as Sarnia recorded a 7-0 victory.
After an early push by the Attack that saw the Sting forced to play deep in their zone, Owen Sound would find itself in a bit of penalty trouble that allowed Sarnia to get some relief.
And with both Daylon Groulx and Jacob Friend in the box, Sarnia’s relief would become a one goal lead thanks to a snapshot from the high slot by Jordan Kyrou at the 5:14 mark of the 1st.
The teams would go back and forth for the remainder of the period, with both sides trading powerplay opportunities but no other pucks found the back of the net as Sarnia’s 1-0 lead would hold at the first break.
And when play resumed in the 2nd period, it was almost as if both teams were experiencing deja vu.
Another early powerplay for the Sting, this time with Jonah Gadjovich in the box for cross checking, saw Anthony Salinitri swat a puck past Zack Bowman just 2:13 into the stanza to make it a 2-0 lead for the Sting.
Just over three minutes later, Jordan Kyrou picked up his 2nd of the game when he spun at the side of the Attack net and fired a shot towards the cage to make it 3-0 for the home side.
Sarnia wasn’t done there either.
After a prolonged period of special teams play that included some rare 3-on-3 action, rookie forward Curtis Egert jumped on a bouncing puck at the Sting blueline before racing down and snapping his 1st career goal into the Attack cage with 5:13 to play in the 2nd, making it a 4-0 lead for the homeside.
Adam Ruzicka was able to add one more to the Sting’s total before the period expired, sending the Attack to the dressing room down a five spot with 20 minutes to play.
Mack Guzda would come into the game for Owen Sound when the 3rd period began, after Zack Bowman gave up five goals on 20 shots through 40 minutes of action on Sunday afternoon.
But Guzda wouldn’t fare much better, with the Sting scoring just 6:00 into the 3rd on a Ryan McGregor one-timer to make it a 6-0 game.
And then less than 90 seconds later, the sting were able to convert the touchdown thanks to a Jordan Ernst breakaway tally.
Ernst’s goal, which made it 7-0, was the final tally of the contest as the Sting would hold on to win 7-0.
The Mark McDade Chestnut Park Shots on Goal finished at 39-32 for the Attack, with Mack Guzda and Zack Bowman combining to make 25 stops on the afternoon.
The Mac Taylor Corporation 3 Stars of the Game were all members of the Sting, with Hugo Leufvenius, Jordan Kyrou, and Justin Fazio being named 1st, 2nd, and 3rd stars respectively.
Owen Sound will now head out on a Western road swing that begins on Thursday, Nov. 16 in Windsor and includes stops in Saginaw on Saturday, Nov. 18 and Flint on Sunday, Nov. 19.
All three games will be available live on Kia of Owen Sound/Terry’s Trailer Service Bear Radio on 560 CFOS as well as on Rogers Local 53.
The Attack’s next home game is slated for Wednesday, Nov. 22 when the Niagara IceDogs come to town for a 7:00pm match up. Tickets for that game, and all remaining Attack home games, are available at the MacVicar & McComb ReMax Attack Box Office, online at www.attackhockey.com, or by calling 519-371-7452.
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