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Sarnia Legionnaires Remain Undefeated
friday september 26, 2014


 

The Sarnia Legionnaires remain undefeated as they took a 7 - 4 win against County rivals Lambton Shores Predators in Greater Ontario Hockey League action Thursday night before 1,350 hockey fans.

"The boys played well." Head Coach Dan Rose said "Lambton Shores played hard and their goalie kept them in. He was standing on his head in the first period but we pretty much controlled the play from start to finish."

The first period both sides played solid hockey with Sarnia scoring the only goal on the power play on the only penalty called on Lambton Shores in the period.  Sarnia also took just one penalty in the period.  Ryan Trottier standing in perfect position in front of the net received a pass from Nathan Mater and fired it in. Cody Trowell earned the assist on the play.

In the second period the Predators Ty Jackson was awarded a penalty shot and made good on it to even the score.  Sarnia added two more goals in the period and Lambton Shores scored their second power play goal to end the period with Sarnia leading 3 - 2. 

Scoring in the second were Riley Babkirk from Jordan Fogarty and Cameron Clarke and Cody Trowell from Davis Boyer and Tyler Longo scored for Sarnia.  Lambton Shores power play goal was scored by Sean Ross from Ryan Fraser and Ethan Sarfati.

In the third period another penalty shot was award this time to the Legionnaires to Jordan Fogarty who found his mark over the left pad. 

Forgarty went on and scored the second goal in the period with Riley Babkirk and Kyler Keating assisting.

"He was all over the night tonight and he can fire a puck." Rose said about Fogarty "He showed tonight he's a natural goal scorer, he works hard but he's got a nose for the net and he buried it."

"I'm pretty happy, we all came out playing good." Fogarty said after the game.  "I'm just the benefactor on my line.  I didn't have that many at the start of the season its good that I finally broke out of the slump there.

Brad Campbell gave the Legionnaires a 6 - 2 lead at 5:56 with an unassisted goal.

Brenden Trottier playing in his first game of the season for the Predators scored midway in the third with two former Lambton AAA Major Midget players Calvin Hughson and Brett Corrigan assisting. Cameron Clarke scored the final goal for the Legionnaires on the power play with Riley Babkirk and Fogarty earning his fourth point of the night.  Trottier scored the final goal of the night and his second for the Predators on a five on three power play with Ethan Sarfati and Drew Marlatt assisting.

Lambton Shores tallied a total of ten minutes on five infractions in penalty time, the Legionnaires took twenty-two minutes on eleven infractions.
The Predators scored twice on ten power play opportunities, Sarnia scored twice on three.

"They got a couple of goals at the end on the back to back five on threes almost the exact same thing happened in St. Thomas." Rose said  "Our PK wasn't bad I thought the guys were doing a good job but getting them back to back like that is hard to not let them score one. Other than that our guys played really, really well."

The Predators were outshot 39 - 18.   Cornel Felder also played well killing off the power plays and earning the win with 14 saves. Predators goalie Anthony Hurtubise despite the loss played an outstanding game and was named first star of the night made a total of 32 saves.

The Legionnaires are now 5 - 0 for the season and tonight the team travels to St. Mary's who's record stands at 0-3-1. 

"There are two other teams that haven't lost a game yet." warned Rose "We haven't played them yet so it's a just a matter that every night we go out and play as hard as we can try and improve.

LaSalle (5-0) and Chatham (3-0) are the two teams undefeated in the Western Conference and the Legionnaires will be meet play in Chatham on Sunday September 28 and LaSalle on Wednesday Oct 1 before retuning home on Oct 2 hosting Strathroy.

  • Anthony Hurtubise, Cody Trowell and Jordan Fogarty were the three stars selected.

  • Next home game set for Oct 2 is Food Drive for St Vincent De Paul, bring a Non -Perishable food and receive a ticket on a chance to win a Legionnaires Jersey.



 





 

 

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