The Sarnia Sting bounced back from a 2-0 series deficit Tuesday with a crucial 5-3 win at the Progressive Auto Sales Arena in Game 3 of the OHL Western Conference Finals.
The Sting kicked things off early with a goal from Luca Del Bel Belluz just 27 seconds into the first period in front of a roaring Sarnia crowd.
Nolan Burke followed up with his sixth goal of the postseason to make it 2-0.
The second period opened with a goal from Sasha Pastujov — his fifth of the playoffs — as the Sting took a 3-0 lead.
The Knights’ George Diaco put the Knights on the board on a 5-3 powerplay to make it 3-1 after two periods.
Marcus Limpar-Lantz fired back in the third to take a three-goal lead for the Sting.
Then came a goal from Brody Crane to bring London within two, but the Sting’s Ethan Ritchie notched in another, making it 5-2 for Sarnia.
Ryan Winterton finished off the scoring to bring London within two again, but it wasn’t enough to catch up to the Sting, marking a 5-3 final.
London now leads the series 2-1 following back-to-back wins at Budweiser Gardens, Friday and Sunday.
Game 4 gets underway Wednesday at PASA at 7 p.m.