Burke lifts Sting to shootout win in Guelph

Sarnia Sting forward Nolan Burke scored the penalty shoot-out winner in Sunday afternoon’s 3-2 win over Guelph and continues to lead the league in goals.

Burke scored his 15th goal of the season, Ty Voit scored his OHL-leading 32 of the year, and Sting goalie Ben Gaudreau scored his seventh win with 26 shots.

Sarnia’s Ethan Wainwright opened the scoring at 5:56 of the first period, his third of the season. Storm forward Cooper Walker responded at 10:38 and the game was tied 20 minutes later.

Guelph took its first lead on a Matthew Petras goal with 31 seconds left in the second period. After being beaten 11-6 in the first inning, the Storm beat Sarnia 12-6 in the middle inning.

Just five minutes into the third quarter, Guelph received a heavy penalty. At 6:23, Burke received a hard pass from Marco Sikic and scored his eighth power offensive goal of the season, also a league high.

With no points scored in overtime, the two teams entered a penalty shootout. Burke scored in the second round and Gaudreau denied the last Storm striker to secure a 3-2 penalty shoot-out win.

Sting finished the week with a 1-1-1-0 record and is 9-6-2-1 on the season. The Hockey Club hosts Windsor on Friday night. CHOK (1070 AM/103.9 FM) coverage begins at 6:30 p.m.

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