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Legionnaires and Pred's Wowed the Crowd

September 21, 2012


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 game. 
 
"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 g
ame winning goal for the Predators.
 "I was disappointed after the first shorthanded goal, but we came back and kept 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 playoff game."
 

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 loss.
 

"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."

 

 

Notes:

  • Both sides went scoreless  in power play opportunities.  Lambton Shores had 9 opportunities, Sarnia had 7.

  • 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.


 

 

 

 





 

 

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