SARNIA STING: WEEKLY PRIMER


Monday, October 23, 2017 Last Week 3-0-0-0 Overall 12-1-0-0 Thursday, October 19 Sarnia Sting 8 North Bay Battalion 2 Game Sheet Friday, October 20 Sarnia Sting 5 Sudbury Wolves 2 Game Sheet Saturday, October 21 Sarnia Sting 7 Barrie Colts 2 Game Sheet This Weekend Friday, October 27 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds @ Sarnia Sting 7:05 PM Sunday, October 29 (Halloween Game) Flint Firebirds @ Sarnia Sting 2:05 PM

Sting Notes Justin Fazio: The Sting have allowed the second fewest goals in the OHL, with only Hamilton a stingier outfit on the defensive side of the puck. That outstanding defensive play and the best penalty kill league wide have been spearheaded by the goaltending tandem of Fazio and partner Aidan Hughes. No one in the history of the Sting has more career goaltending wins than Fazio, who cemented his spot in team history with a milestone 64th victory Saturday in Barrie. The previous record was held for many years by Patrick Desrochers, who was with the Sting from 1995 to 1999, and currently serves as the team’s color commentator on the Sting’s radio broadcasts on 103.9 FM/1070 AM CHOK.

Jordan Kyrou: Another impactful week of games for Kyrou, as the St. Louis Blues prospect is the second member of the Sting in succession to be the OHL’s Player of the Week, following Brady Hinz. Kyrou’s body of work in recent games saw him move into second place in league scoring as he posted four goals and four assists in three Sting victories in North Bay, Sudbury, and Barrie. Overall, Kyrou has recorded eight goals among his 22 points, is just behind Owen Sound’s Nick Suzuki in league point production, and is now in the 200-point club in the OHL. Plus/Minus: With the Sting having recorded 15 more goals than the second highest scoring team in the OHL to date, naturally a number of its players are going to rank high in the plus/minus category. Sting defenceman Theo Calvas is the league’s overall leader at plus 21, with Connor Schlichting, Adam Ruzicka, and Brady Hinz, right behind him in the standings.

As far as first year players in the OHL are concerned, Colton Kammerer is the best of the freshman class at plus 9. OHL Milestones: Three Sarnia Sting rookies celebrated their first Ontario Hockey League goals during the productive tour of Northern Ontario for the team. Brayden Guy broke through with his first two goals in the league, both posted in Friday’s win in Sudbury. Jamieson Rees had a terrific series of games up North as well as his first OHL goal was a dandy individual effort, also in Sudbury. Meantime, Colton Kammerer saved his first OHL goal for his sixteenth birthday, which was celebrated in Barrie on Saturday night.

Annual Halloween Game- Sunday, October 29th | 2:05 PM ET ($6 Kids) Halloween Hockey Returns to the Hive when the Sting take on the Flint Firebirds – Sunday, October 29th at 2:05. Kids tickets are just $6 and there will be a costume parade for the kids during the second intermission.


4 views