Sarnia Legionnaires Edge St. Marys Lincolns
saturday november 14, 2014
By Dan McCaffery
Goalie Hunter Johnson's stellar performance Friday helped the
Sarnia Legionnaires edge the St.
Marys Lincolns 2-1.
Johnson kicked out 33 shots, many of them of the difficult
variety, to pick up his 11th
win of the Western Jr. 'B'
"Johnson played extremely well, assistant coach Bob Farlow
said. He saved us. There were a
lot of tough shots.
Tyler Longo scored the winner, firing home a rebound from the
slot in the second period. For
Longo, it was just his second
tally of the season.
Davis Boyer and Cameron Clarke
drew assists on the play.
Longo's only previous goal came
back on Oct. 1.
"It's been awhile, Longo said. It was good to get the
monkey off my back. Hopefully,
I'll get a few more in the next
couple of games.
Riley Babkirk opened the scoring, getting himself wide open
before burying a shot from the
side of the net. Boyer and Cody
Trowell set the play up. For
Babkirk, it was his 11th
goal of the campaign.
Boyer's two assists on the night brought his points total up
40, tops in the Greater Ontario
Junior Hockey League.
Sean O'Brien blinked the red light for St. Marys early in the
The Legionnaires had 25 shots on the Lincolns cage.
It was a rough game, featuring a fight as well as penalties
for checking from behind,
spearing and head checking.
Farlow said, We were playing
shorthanded but the kids fought
through that and got the two
Players missing included captain Nathan Mater and Ryan
Trottier (both injured) and
Tyler Prong and Jordan Fogarty
With the triumph Sarnia improved its won-lost record to 16-5.
The Legionnaires are in second place in the Western Jr. 'B'
hockey standings, three points
up on the Chatham Maroons and
just two back of the
front-running Leamington Flyers.
Sarnia has a game in hand on the
Tomato Town team.