The Sarnia Sting played host to the Soo Greyhounds for the Sting’s Annual Teddy Bear Toss.
Goals and penalties were the highlight of the first period, with the first goal of the game coming from Jean Dupuy with 30 seconds into the period.
The Sting would bounce right back with a goal by Anthony DeAngelo at 4:28 tying the game at 1. Blake Speers would get a feed from Jared McCann to score at the 7:10 mark giving the Greyhounds a 2 to 1 lead.
At 8:29 Michael Bunting would get a 5 minute penalty for Interference, served by Charley Graaskamp plus a game misconduct for a hit on Joshua Chapman. After a lengthy time on the ice Chapman would go to the dressing room on his own power.
Sarnia would answer with a power play goal at 10:03 by Pavel Zacha who fired a rocket past Raaymakers to tie the game at 2-2. Davis Brown would get credit for the Sarnia goal as the referee signalled no goal and then Raaymakers would drag the puck into the Greyhound’s net with his pad to make the score 3-2 for Sarnia and Brandon Halverson took over for Raaymakers.
Stephen Pierog would get another power play goal on Bunting’s 5 minute penalty to round out the scoring and at the end of the first period Sarnia 4, Soo 2.
The Greyhounds would start the scoring in the second period with two quick goals by Dupuy and Bouramman. On Dupuy’s goal Sting’s net minder Taylor Dupuis couldn’t get back across the net to make the stop. The goal by Bouramman would be a power play goal and was banked off the back of Dupuis to tie the game at 4 a piece.
Sarnia would get the lead again on a goal by Jordan Kyrou at 7:10. Halverson would come way out the net to make a nice poke check on a Sting breakaway around the 10 minute mark of the period and at the end of the second period the score was Sting 5, Greyhounds 4.
Pressure by the Greyhounds resulted in a goal by Zachary Senyshyn when he got behind the defence and beat Dupuis at 8:26 to tie the game at 5 a piece. Excatly 7 minutes later Guertler would get set up from Tolchinsky and Gettinger to put the Soo in the lead by one.
At 17:06 Sting’s Patrick White would tie the game at 6 by stripping the puck from Sergey Tolchinsky and at the end of the third period the score was Greyhounds 6, Sting 6 sending the game into an overtime period.
The overtime would not produce a winner of the game despite the scoring chances by both teams. Of note Zacha would make a save when Dupuis was caught out of the net and Halverson would stop Patrick White on a 2 on 1 breakaway.
In the shootout Nikita Korostelev would score on the first shot and Sting’s net minder Dupuis would stonewall McCann, Speers and Tolchinsky giving the Sting the Shoot Out Win of 7 to 6.
The Greyhounds are at home on Wednesday to go against the Plymouth Whalers and then the Greyhounds take on the Kingston Frontenacs on Friday.