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