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Martin's hat trick lifts the Sarnia Sting over Mississauga 4-2

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MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - Right-winger Matt Martin scored three goals in the third period to power the Sarnia Sting to a 4-2 victory over the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors Sunday afternoon in the Ontario Hockey League.

Martin, the six-foot-three, 200-pound native of Windsor, Ont., raised his season total to 15 goals with the hat trick.

"We started a little flat but we found a way to win," said Martin, whose third goal of the game into an empty Mississauga net with less than 30 seconds remaining in the game sealed the win for Sarnia.

"Our coach came in and spoke to us after the second period so we had to go out and win one for him," added Martin. "It wasn't just me. It was a team effort. My teammates just found me and I was able to score."

Justin DiBenedetto had the other goal for the Sting (12-11-1-1).

Jared Gomes and Jesse Messier scored for the Majors (9-12-0-1).

Dan Spence made 33 saves for Sarnia, while Mississauga netminder Chris Carrozzi stopped 25 shots.

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