Legionnaires anticipated 14 game record was denied
Saturday night in Strathroy after the Rockets shut
the door and took a 3 - 2 win.
"You know we were going to lose eventfully and it
was probably going to be on the road." Head Coach
Dan Rose said "Give them credit they worked hard all
night long and we didn't match them stride for
lopsided and a factor in this outcome as Sarnia was
handed a total of twenty-eight minutes on sixteen
infractions. For the home team the Rockets
were penalized a total of ten minutes on five
"We had to kill penalties all night long." said Rose
"We got to be a little bit more disciplined but you
know what, at the same time we are one of the least
penalized teams in the league and all of a sudden
tonight we're the most penalized team."
Despite having thirteen opportunities Strathroy
scored only two power play goals. Sarnia
scored once on five opportunities.
the lone goal in the first period on a power play by
Brett Dalton. Dalton scored a second power
play goal in the second and Nick Griffin scored
early in the third.
For the Legionnaires in the second period on a power
play Sam McCormack scored his second goal of the
season a rocket launcher from the blue line.
Cody Trowell added his 14th of the season midway in
the third. Kyler Keating, Davis Boyer and
Riley Babkirk picked up one single points on
Penalties handed out in the last minute in the game
denied Sarnia's attempt to tie and the game ended
with Sarnia's win streak ending at thirteen.
Shots on goal recorded shows Strathroy 52 - Sarnia
Cornel Felder who made
many timely saves in net for the Legionnaires turned
away 49 shots. Mat Ouellet made 31 saves for
"Our goaltender played well. They really
worked hard tonight and they won last night so they
were pumped. It's their barn and it's hard to win
here, I give them credit they outworked us tonight."
Sarnia's record is now 13 - 1 in the Greater Ontario
Jr. B Hockey League. Legionnaires
look to begin another win streak in Chatham tonight.
"It's disappointing that we lost but at the same
time its one timely step backwards but we'll move
forward." Rose said "We have a couple of tough games
coming up and we'll be shorthanded."
After the dust
settled three Legionnaires PJ Vandervaart, Tyler
Prong and Captain Nathan Mater were handed GM's and
it's expected that they will not be in today's game
Also not playing is Ryan Trottier and Jorday
Fogarty, both out with injuries.
Sunday's game in Chatham begins at 7:00 pm.
The Legionnaires return home on Tuesday October 28th
at 7:10 when they face off against Leamington.