Legionnaires Dropped a 6 - 2 Decision in
By Dan McCaffery
The Sarnia Legionnaires dropped a 6-2 decision to the St. Thomas Stars in a game played Sunday in the Elgin County city.
The Legion crew got off to a slow start, falling behind 2-0 early in the first period.
But Davis Boyer got them back into the Jr. 'B' hockey contest with a shorthanded breakaway thrust. Boyer was sprung into the clear by Nathan Mater, who hit him with a nice feed up the middle.
Not long after that, Jeff Bauer tied the game, tipping in a point shot from Tyler Prong. Boyer also drew an assist.
The visitors had two other glorious chances in the first frame, including one in which Jason Teschke hit the crossbar and another in which Jeff King got in alone, only to be foiled by goalie Don Edwards.
St. Thomas broke the game open with a goal with just three seconds left in the opening stanza, then two more in the first two minutes of the middle period.
Drew Collinson led the victors with two goals.
Sean Parker took the loss in net, although he made 33 saves.
There was one fight, in which Legionnaire P.J. Vandervaart bested his opponent.
The Legionnaires return to action Thursday when they face the Chatham Maroons.
Game time at the Brock Street Barn is scheduled for 7:10 p.m.