Legionnaires Gain Tie on the Road

October 8, 2015

By Dan McCaffery

Sixteen-year-old goalie Aidan Hughes helped the Sarnia Legionnaires gain a valuable point on the road Wednesday.

The big netminder kicked out 29 shots as the Legion crew skated to a 1-1 tie with the LaSalle Vipers.

With the deadlock the Legionnaires find themselves with a 3-3-1-1 record, good enough for eight points in the Western Jr. 'B' hockey standings. That, in turn, leaves them in sixth place in the nine-team conference, just one point behind both Strathroy and LaSalle. The Sarnians, who play Strathroy tonight (Thursday, Oct. 8) at the Brock Street Barn, have two games in hand on the Vipers.

Wednesday's game was hard-fought from start to finish, with the teams entering the third period in a scoreless tie.

LaSalle finally broke the stalemate half way through the final stanza with Tyler Russell blinking the red light.

But Sarnia's Jordan Fogarty answered just minutes later, scoring on a power-play to send the game into extra time. Ryan Trottier and Brandon Layman drew assists on the tally, which was Fogarty's third of the campaign.

The Legionnaires pressed the issue in the first OT session, outshooting the home team 6-2.

After five minutes of four-on-four hockey failed to settle matters, the clubs played another five minutes of three-on-three. In that period, both squads had two shots on net.

For the game as a whole, the teams finished with 31 shots apiece.

The Legionnaires got into extra time thanks to some great penalty killing late in the third period. Specifically, they killed off a two-man disadvantage.

In OT, Sarnia came the closest to winning, with Captain Hunter Tyczynski just missing on a breakaway.







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