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Sarnia Legionnaires Win in Exciting OT

Friday February 8, 2013

Brent Sauve scored an overtime goal at :45 seconds into the period to give the Legionnaires the 5 - 4 win over the London Nationals in the Greater Ontario Hockey League.

The final play of the night started deep in their own end.  Matt Cimetta was taken down but the referee's didn't call the stoppage of play and Sauve went in with Teschke and took the pass and put it in.

"Teschke and I had a nice two on two play, dropped it back to him and I drove through the guys took the pass and just tipped it in." said Sauve about the winning goal


Leading up to the final goal Josh Kestner, Derek D'Andrea and Brent Sauve each scored in the first period for Sarnia and Blake Thomas scored for London giving Sarnia the 3 - 1 lead.  In the first minute of play in the second period Jonathan Sims scored the only goal of the period that narrowed Sarnia's lead to 3 - 2 heading into the third.  Third period former Legionnaire Jeff Bauer tied the game on a power play at 10:04.  Nathan Mater regained the lead after a taking a pass in front of the net from Josh Kestner and made no mistake and slammed it in.  London scored the equalizer at 15:05 with Ryan Wells scoring.



London outshot Sarnia 40 - 21.  Sean Parker earned the win with 36 saves.  Taylor Edwards took the loss making 16 saves.


London had six opportunities on the power play and scored one goal.  Sarnia went scoreless on three opportunities.


"That was a good Jr B hockey game." said Coach Dan Rose "We outplayed them in the first period they must of had a little chat in between periods as they came out and took it to us in the second period. I thought that we had a playoff atmosphere and it was a good crowd here tonight, "


Sarnia is in sixth place in the standings race with 48 points, one point ahead of Strathroy who has one game back.



The Legionnaires are back in action on Saturday when they host the LaSalle Vipers at 7:10 pm.  Leading up to the game the Legionnaires will be hosting Hockey Day in Sarnia with activities being planned during the day and after the game.  for more information click here


  • Tyler Prong was not in the line up, he is at home with the flu. Davis Boyer will be back in the line up Saturday night.

  • 1,063 fans were in attendance

  • Jason Teschke earned 1st star of the night with three assists, second star went to London's Blake Thomas and Derek D'Andrea was selected third star with a goal and assist.










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