In Greater Ontairo Hockey League action the Sarnia Legionnaires took a 6 - 5 loss against he Chatham Maroons in an entertaining game before 1,195 home town fans.
Sarnia Legionnaires fought back from a 2 - 0 deficit in the first period and the game from that point on became anyone's game.
Ian Faubert and Brayden Hopkins of the Maroons scored in the first. Nathan Mater and Thomas Moxley scored in the second at 1:34 and 3:33 to balance the score. Faubert scored his second to regained the lead at 6:03 for Chatham only to have Mater score his second of the night at 10:44 to tie things up. Jason Teschke gave Sarnia their only lead at 12:58 when he went in front of the net and found the opening. Chatham bounced back and evened the score at 14:10 and just :45 seconds later regained the lead. Steven Beenackers and Hopkins, his second of the night scored for the Maroons. The teams headed into the third with Chatham leading 5 - 4.
"That was a great effort we fought back from a 2 - 0 and we just couldn't hold onto the lead. I thought we played really well and just a couple of little breakdowns, nothing major." said Legionnaire Head Coach Dan Rose
In the third Zack Tuchklaper scored an unassisted goal at 12:08 for the Legionnaires to even the score. Chatham once again regained the lead at 15:54 and held on to the lead to take the win.
"I thought we played really well they got a couple of goals that got lucky bounces on their part" said Rose
Both sides were perfect in killing off penalties as Sarnia went 0 for 6, Chatham went 0 for 4.
"We got to do better on the power play and get less penalties" said Nathan Mater who scored two goals in the game
Hunter Tyczynski also had a 2 point night assisting on both of Mater's goals.
Sean Parker took the loss in net with a total of 32 saves. Darien Ekblad took the win with 30.
"We should have won that game. That's a good hockey team and we outplayed them. We turn the puck over a couple of times that ended in the back of our net." said Rose
Chatham's Ian Faubert was selected the first star of the night, Nathan Mater was selected second star and Jason Teschke third.
Sarnia is back in action tonight when they travel to St. Marys. They return home next Thursday Dec 13 when they host the Strathroy Rockets.
The Legionnaires will be holding their annual turkey toss. Fans are encouraged to bring can good donations for the Food Drive in support of the Inn of the Good Shepherd. The Legionnaires will also be honouring former League Conveynor Bill Weir.