Sarnia, On - It was a good solid hockey until the final minutes of the game, but that didn't matter as the Legionnaires downed the St. Marys Lincolns 3 - 1 to take their third win in a row in Greater Ontario Hockey Jr B action.
"We played really well tonight all over the ice, the only time we got any pressure was at the end when we did get a couple of penalties and they had the goalie pulled, other than that we controlled the play." said head Coach Dan Rose "I was happy we killed our penalties and we scored shorthanded and we got a win that's what counts."
Sarnia opened the scoring midway into the game with Jeff Bauer scoring his 11th of the season. Tyler Prong was the set up man from the point that Bauer deflected into the net.
Second goal was a shorthanded goal that came in the final minute of the first period. Jason Teschke found himself in front of the net that was left wide open and he took a pass from Jeff Bauer and tapped it in.
In the second period Teschke notched his second of the game as he moved in slowly then fired a hard wrist shot that beat the Lincolns goalie.
Derek D'Andrea and Bobby King were credited with assists on the goal.
"It feels good I haven't scored too many goals lately so it feels good to get back scoring goals and helping the team out." said Jason Teschke
Teschke leads the teams in total points with nine goals and sixteen assists for a total of twenty-five points.
St. Mary's lone goal came in the third period by Calvin Penney at 6:08 denying Sean Parker of a shut out.
Despite having a power play opportunity and pulling their goalie giving St. Marys a two man advantage in the final minute of play the Legionnaires held off the attack for the win.
"Sean Parker has probably been our best player in the last three or four weeks he's step up and showing he's he can be number one and number one in this league, I think he can play at a higher level we hope the schools are watching him." said Dan Rose
"He took 41 shots, most of those shots are coming off power plays, that's what your goal tender has to do when your men short he's your best PK guy and Sean has done that for us"
Parker has allowed just four goals in the last three games and has a 2.88 goals against average.
Sarnia is back in action on Sunday November 4 when they travel to Chatham for a 7:00 pm game against the Maroons. On Thursday November 8 they host the Stoney Creek Warriors of the Midwest Conference.
both sides went scoreless in power play opportunities, St. Marys had eight, Sarnia four.
Not in the line up Brent Sauve, Josh Kestner and Davis Boyer. Sauve and Kestner will be out for a couple of weeks due to shoulder injuries. Boyer took the night off with the flu and is expected back on Sunday.
McGregor Haddon was called up from the Mooretown Flags Jr C to help out "McGregor will probably play again, he's a smart hockey player we're impressed with him" said Rose after the game.
Jason Teschke earned the first star of the night, Jeff Bauer second and third star went to Sean Parker