Sarnia, On - Fast, Exciting, Action packed,
Entertaining are just a few words you could use to
describe Thursday night game in front of 1,014
Sarnia Legionnaires and the Lambton Shores Predators
fans in the Greater Ontario Junior B Hockey league
"That was a good Jr.
B game especially at this time of year." said
Legionnaire Coach Dan Rose "With both teams playing
that hard at this time of year your going to see
some good hockey at the end of the year too."
After three periods of play both sides were even
with 2 goals each sending the game into overtime.
With :28 seconds left in the period Kyle Brothers
from Adam Arsenault scored the game
winning goal for the Predators.
after the first shorthanded goal, but we came back
working and working." said Pred's Coach Mark Davis "
I'm happy with everything. Our young guys scored the
tying goal they showed confidence and played lots in
the third and Campbell played amazing in net."
"The fans got to love that, it was like a
Sarnia scored the first
and only goal in the first period shorthanded after
Pred's netminder Brandon Campbell got caught trying
to clear a loose puck outside the crease and left
the opening wide opened for Josh Kestner to dump it
in. Chad Beauchamp assisted on the goal.
In the second period the
Legionnaires took a 2 - 0 lead when Jason Teschke
came from behind the net and found the corner.
Newly acquired Davis Boyer earned his first point as
a Legionnaire with an assist. Derek D'Andrea
also assisted on the Teschke goal. Midway in
the period Lambton Shores found the back of the net
when Adam Arseneault scored assisted by Kyler
Keating and Kyle Brothers. Dillon Liberty came
up with the puck in a scramble in front of the net
and scored the tying goal. Connor Annett and
Matteo Ciccarelli earned the assist.
Both teams were even
with 34 shots on goal. Brandon Campbell earned
the overtime win for the Predators, Sean Parker was
in net for the Legionnaires taking the overtime
"That was a fun game to watch as both goalies played
well" said Rose "that was our best effort from start
to finish this year. Other than that we are
disappointed in the loss but at the same time that
was a step forward for our team."
Both sides went
scoreless in power play opportunities.
Lambton Shores had 9 opportunities, Sarnia had
Former Sarnia Sting
player Nathan Mater from Watford was back in the
Legionnaire lineup. Coach Rose reported that
it was Mater's decision to leave the Sting and is
now a permanent fixture with the Legionnaires.
Mater took a hit in the knee late in the first
period, briefly came back in the second and went off
for the remainder of the game. Rose reported
it was just a bruise.
Legionnaires Josh Kestner
earned the 1st star of the night, Pred's Dillon Liberty
earned 2nd star and Legionnaire Jason Teschke was 3rd.
Legionnaires are now 0 wins - 2
losses - 2OTL - Predators now have 2 wins (1 in SO, 1 in OT)
- 3 losses.
Legionnaires travel to London on
Wednesday Sept 26 and back home on Thursday Sept 27 when they
host the Chatham Maroons. Game time 7:10pm.
Predators will host Chatham on Saturday
September 22 at the Shores Rec Centre, game time 7:30pm.