Sarnia, On - The Legionnaires lost 4 - 3 in overtime to the Lambton Shores Predators in a tight game that could have gone either way according to both coaches.
"That was a great game for both teams we went back and forth we took the lead and they battled back." said Predators Head Coach Mark Davis "Both teams get up each game we play and we play well in this barn. It was a great game from the puck drop to overtime."
"It's one bounce, we did not play bad hockey tonight." said Legionnaires Head Coach Dan Rose "I'm please with the way these players played tonight, they battled hard and worked hard when we got down 3 - 1 and battled back."
Both sides went scoreless in the first period and in the second the two teams shared singles with Lambton Shores scoring first at 2:39 by Keegan Hnatiw assisted by Kyler Keating. Jason Teschke from Jeff Paulley and Davis Boyer tied things up at 16:57.
In the third the Predators scored twice taking the 3 - 1 lead the first on a powerplay by Kyle Brothers from Adam Arseneault and Kyler Keating and the second by Cale Duberry from Brothers and Brandon Butler. Thomas Moxley scored for Sarnia at 9:39 from Tyler Prong and Bobby King and Teschke scored his second goal of the game to even the score assisted by Davis Boyer.
In overtime Sarnia took an Interference penalty giving the Predators the extra man and Duberry scored his second of the night on the powerplay to take the win.
Both coaches were happy with their teams performance.
"This is probably the first time that we stuck to our game plan and the players stuck to what we said to do. Hopefully we carry on and get back into this hunt." said Davis
"They compete hard against us and they are well coached" said Rose "That was a good Jr B game. It was fun for the fans and fun for us we just came out on the wrong end of it just like the last time here."
Sarnia out shot Lambton Shores 38 - 31.
Justin Tugwell earned the win with 35 saves, Sean Parker took the loss with 27.
Lambton Shores went 2 for 2 on the power play and their penalty kill line stop six Legionnaires power play chances.
Sarnia's record is at 8 - 8 - 4OTL, Lambton Shores is at 6 - 12 - 3.
Both teams are back in action on Saturday. Lambton Shores will host Leamington and Sarnia travels to Strathroy. Both games begin at 7:30 pm.