In their final exhibition game, the Sarnia Legionnaires hosted the London Nationals and took an 8 - 1 loss. Sarnia opened the scoring early at 1:45 in the first period but London put the stops from that point on and went on and scored two goals in the first and three goals each in the second and third. London scored 4 powerplay goals and one shorthanded. Bobby King scored the lone goal for Sarnia assisted by Jason Teschke.
Despite the loss Coach Dan Rose felt the boys gave a good effort. "I was really really please with the play of some of these guys, three games in three nights it really showed in the game tonight. said Rose "They [London] got the majority of their team out there and their powerplay unit had five guys that are in their 5th year of Junior. We have players injured, working and five/six of our guys that are going to be regular players for us are still skating with Major A teams, so we won't have them back until this week. We were playing with a short team and the score is not indicative with what is going on right now with our guys."
Rose also announce after the game that the Legionnaires are going to start the season with netminder Sean Parker and they were signing former Mooretown goalie Andrew Ganter after Thursday's game. Rose expects to have twenty players signed by Sunday.
The Legionnaires will continue training as they prepare for their first league game set for Thursday Sept 6 in Leamington. The first home game is on Thursday September 13 at the Sarnia Arena at 7:10 pm.