Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Sarault, Boucher and Goldobin Combine for 18 Points as Sting Crush Otters

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Sarault, Boucher and Goldobin Combine for 18 Points as Sting Crush Otters

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OHL Roundup: Sarnia crushed Erie 13-3

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Sarnia's top line of Charles Sarault, Reid Boucher and Nikolay Goldobin combined for six goals and 18 points as the Sting crushed the visiting Erie Otters 13-3 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League play.

Sarault led all players with seven assists and now has 20 goals and 97 points in 60 games, which places him second in the OHL points race behind Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds forward Nick Cousins, who has 98 points in 58 contests.

Boucher scored four times and chipped in two assists and leads the league in scoring with 57 goals in 60 games. The 19-year-old has 17 goals in his last 12 games and is one goal away from tying Steve Stamkos' team record of 58, which was set in 2007-08.

Goldobin had two goals and three assists and is the OHL leader in rookie scoring with 58 points in 60 contests. He jumped over Erie's Connor McDavid, who failed to pick up a point and went minus-4 in defeat.

Nicholas Latta and Bryan Moore had two goals apiece for the Sting (33-24-3), who won for the first time in three outings, while Tyler Hore and Anthony DeAngelo each had a goal and an assist.

Hore's goal was the first of his OHL career in 49 games played.

Brett Hargrave also scored to round out Sarnia's offence.

Hayden Hodgson, Dane Fox and Travis Wood scored for the Otters (17-35-8), who dropped their fourth game in a row.

Sarnia's JP Anderson made 34 saves for the win as Erie's Oscar Dansk allowed six goals on 11 shots in 15 minutes of action. Devin Williams replaced Dansk and stopped 19-of-26 shots in relief.

Sarnia went 2 for 4 on the power play while Erie failed to score on seven chances with the man advantage.

Elsewhere in the OHL, it was: Plymouth 9, Windsor 1; Guelph 5, Niagara 3; Saginaw 6, Kitchener 3; London 4, Sault Ste. Marie 3 (OT); Brampton 3, Mississauga 1; Oshawa 4, Ottawa 1 and Sudbury 5, Barrie 3.

At Sarnia, Ont., the Sting jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first period before the Otters responded.

Boucher opened the scoring 15 seconds into the contest, then followed with his second of the game at 10:20

DeAngelo, Goldobin and Latta scored in three-minute span before Hodgson put Erie on the board at 17:03 of the first.

Goldobin scored his second of the game 47 seconds into the second period, Boucher added his third at 4:08 and Hargrave and Moore each scored to give Sarnia a 9-1 lead heading into the final period. …

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