Just Like They Always Say, The 6-Goal Lead Is The Worst Lead In Hockey

In case you somehow managed to miss it, we had the most exciting game of the OHL season this weekend with the Sarnia Sting heading over to Saginaw to play against the Spirit. Sarnia gets up to a 6-0 lead with less than 2 minutes to go in the 2nd period and the home town crowd starts thinking about skipping out on the 3rd period and heading home early. It’s a Saturday night in Saginaw and they’ve got other things they’d rather do than watch a blowout. But just like they always say, the 6-0 lead is the worst lead in hockey. And with 1:37 left in the 2nd period, the comeback was officially on.

Clearly the Sting didn’t watch “D3: The Mighty Ducks” on the bus ride over from Sarnia. If they did, then they’d remember what happened to the Eden Hall Warriors JV team once they built up a big lead against the Blake Bears.


*Narrator’s voice*: But it wasn’t over. 

The Warriors were up by 9 goals to start the 3rd period. Then the Blake Bears came back to tie it up in the final minute of the game. With the way the momentum was going in that game, they probably would have won if the game went to overtime. Unfortunately for the Sarnia Sting, the did have to go to overtime after blowing a 6-goal lead and that’s all she wrote.


A disgraceful loss which you can only hope will serve as a lesson to every other team out there. You can’t blow a 6-goal lead if you never get up by 6 in the first place. But yeah, the only thing worse than that loss is the video quality here. They air these games on public access or something?