The Sarnia Legionnaires took their third loss on Thursday night against the London Nationals before the home crowd of 889 fans. The Legionnaires took a 2 - 0 lead in the first period with a shorthanded goal by Brent Sauve at 2:56 with Jeff Bauer and Tyler Prong assisting on the play. The second goal by Davis Boyer with Derek D'Andrea and Jason Teschke assisting at 9:10.
In the second London answered back with just :43 seconds off the clock on a power play. At 1:34 Ryan Tuffin went in and scored an unassisted goal and with :54 seconds left in the period London scored their second power play and the eventual game winner by Noah Schwartz.
"Their power play is better than our power play right now that's all it is. said Legionnaires Head Coach Dan Rose "They have a mature power play unit and they kept it simple and got pucks on the net."
"We have a lot of skill and they are over thinking it. We are going to work on it on our power play on Tuesday. We just put those units together this week with all the new guys we want to try a couple of units but we'll work on it."
Third period action saw Connor Allison give London the two point spread and action continued and Sarnia could not come back. Final score London 4 - Sarnia 2.
Despite the loss Legionnaires netminder Sean Parker made several outstanding saves in the game, including a diving glove stop in the second period.
London outshout Sarnia 34 - 30. Taylor Edwards earned the win in net for London.
London scored two goals on five power play opportunities. Sarnia went zero on eleven opportunities that included a two-man advantage for a full four minutes that London killed off.
"I thought we played well we took the first period, they took it to us in the second on two power
play goals I thought we competed hard in the third period." said Rose.
The Legionnaires are back in action on Wednesday Oct 24 when they travel to LaSalle, then the next night the team is back at home hosting the St. Thomas Stars. Game time 7:10 pm at the Sarnia Arena.