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Legionnaires Suffer First Loss
saturday September 7, 2013

Greater Ontario Jr B Hockey

By Dan McCaffery

The Sarnia Legionnaires played a hockey game in Leamington Friday night that they'd probably just as soon forget.

Coach Dan Rose's squad was whipped 7-2 by the Leamington Flyers.

"We just got taught a lesson by a really good hockey team," Rose said afterward. "Some of our kids were a little overwhelmed tonight. But it's a long season and we'll get better. I told the kids to stick together. We've got really good hockey players but we're still in the process of becoming a team."
Leamington, which most experts believe will be one of the top teams in the Western Ontario Hockey Conference this winter, never trailed in the contest.

In fact, it was 3-0 for the home team at the end of the first period and 5-2 after 40 minutes of play.

Rookie Jordan Fogarty got the first Sarnia goal, charging the net just in time to backhand home a loose puck. The marker, which was unassisted, was a shorthanded effort.

Riley Roberts got the other Legion goal with a low wrist shot from the faceoff circle. Hunter Tyczynski and Riley Babkirk set the play up.

But the Flyers snuffed out any hope of a comeback, blinking the red light twice in what Rose said was a "stinker" of a final stanza for the Legionnaires.

Officially, Leamington outshot Sarnia 58-28, although Rose felt the Flyers were credited with several more shots than they actually fired on goal.
Sean Parker took the loss in net.

Kyle Shaw and Kyle Quick had two goals each for the winners with single markers going to David Dalby, Nathan Opblinger and Colin Moore.

The Legionnaires, who are now 1-1 on the season, return home Thursday when they face the St. Marys Lincolns. Game time at the Brock Street rink is set for 7:10 p.m.









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