SARNIA, Ont. - Michael Fine broke a 2-2 tie with five minutes remaining in the third period as the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds edged the Sarnia Sting 3-2 Friday night in Ontario Hockey League action.
The win improved the Greyhounds record to 10-7-1-0 while the Sting (8-8-1-1) had their three-game winning streak snapped. Sarnia held a 36-19 edge in shots on goal, including an 11-4 edge in the third period.
"I'm not upset that we lost the game, but how we lost," said Sting head coach Dave MacQueen. "We worked hard most of the night, but three mental mistakes made the difference."
Sault Ste. Marie opened the scoring at 2:34 of period one when Jake Carrick banged home a centering pass from Matt Caria. James Livingston had the other goal for the Greyhounds.
Matt Martin and Jamie Arniel answered for Sarnia, which had two glorious chances in the final minute with goaltender Dan Spence on the bench for an extra attacker, but Bryce O'Hagan shut the door to preserve the victory for Sault Ste. Marie.
O'Hagan made 34 saves, while Spence stopped 16 shots.