SARNIA, Ont. - Reid Boucher scored his 39th and 40th goals of the year as the Sarnia Sting downed the visiting Plymouth Whalers 5-4 in a shootout on Friday in Ontario Hockey League action.
The 19-year-old winger has scored nine times in his last five outings and is the first player in the OHL to reach the 40-goal mark this season.
Garret Meurs had two goals and an assist for the Whalers (24-14-9) while Stefan Noesen chipped in with three assists.
Cody Payne and Sebastian Ulvira also scored to round out Plymouth's offence.
Knicholas Dawe stopped 36-of-40 shots for the win as Matt Mahalak made 24 saves in a losing cause.
Sarnia went 0 for 2 on the power play while Plymouth scored twice on three chances with the man advantage.