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Thompson scored a hat trick to lead the Sting over the Spirit 6-3

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SARNIA, Ont. - Brett Thompson scored a hat trick as the Sarnia Sting doubled the visiting Saginaw Spirit 6-3 in Ontario Hockey League action on Friday night.

Nail Yakupov had two goals and an assist, while Reid Boucher rounded out the scoring for the Sting (14-4-4). Charlie Sarault chipped in with four assists.

Michael Fine scored twice for the Spirit (8-13-2), who lead 2-1 after the opening period. Josh Shalla had a goal and an assist as Saginaw lost for the 5th time in their last 6 games.

Brandon Maxwell earned the win making 19 saves. Jake Paterson took the loss allowing 6 goals on 36 shots.

The Sting finished the night 4-for-7 on the power play, including scoring twice on a third period 5-minute major. Saginaw went 2-for-5..

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