Legionnaires Lose in Chatham
monday january 27, 2014
By Dan McCaffery
The Sarnia Legionnaires fell 5-1 to the Chatham Maroons in Jr. 'B' hockey action Sunday, putting an end to their modest five-game winning streak.
The loss was the first Sarnia has suffered since before Christmas.
Ryan Vendramin scored his 20th of the season for the Legionnaires in the first period, roofing a cross-ice pass from Jay Clarke. Cody Trowell also picked up an assist on the play.
Maroons goalie Jacob Keough made 30 saves to puck up the win. At the other end, Legionnaires netminder Hunter Johnson made 49 saves, including a number of splendid glove stops.
"Johnson played solid, he was probably our best player,” assistant coach Bob Farlow said.
With the setback, Sarnia's record dropped to 22-16-1.
The loss leaves the Legionnaires in sixth place in the GOJHL's nine-team Western conference, just one point back of fifth ranked Strathroy and five behind fourth place London. The top four teams get home-ice advantage in the playoffs.
The Legionnaires have two games in hand in London and one in Strathroy.
Trevor Richardson, James McEwan, Charlie Izaguirre, Adam Arseneault and Kyle Brothers scored for the winners.
The Legionnaires will try to get back on track Thursday when they host the Lambton Shores Predators.
Game time at the Brock Street Barn is set for 7:10 p.m.