Legionnaires Fall to Vipers
October 15, 2015
By Dan McCaffery
The Sarnia Legionnaires fell
back to the .500 mark Wednesday
after dropping a 4-1 decision to
the LaSalle Vipers.
With the setback Sarnia's record
falls to 4-4-1-1. That leaves
them in sixth place in the
Western Ontario Hockey
Conference standings, one point
behind the fifth ranked
The Legionnaires play the
Rockets tonight (Thursday, Oct.
15) at the Brock Street barn,
with the puck drop set for 7:10
Coach Mark Davis's Jr. 'B'
hockey probably deserved a
better fate in Wednesday's game,
which was played in LaSalle.
"We didn't get any breaks and
they did,” Davis said. “The boys
played a fairly good game. We
outshot them and we had some
great chances. We just can't
score goals right now.”
In fact, the Legionnaires fired
32 pucks on the Vipers cage
while allowing only 25 drives on
their own net. And, for the most
part, Sarnia's defence did a
good job of keeping LaSalle's
forwards to the outside.
On top of that, the Legion crew
hit a couple of goal posts.
The score was only 2-1 heading
into the last half of the third
period. But the Essex County
squad scored twice in the final
10 minutes, with the second goal
going into an empty net.
Ryan Trottier had the lone
Sarnia goal, which came in the
second period on a power-play.
Brandon Layman and Brad Yowart
had assists on the play.
Tyler Russell had two goals for
the victors, with single markers
being credited to Manny Silverio
and Liam MacDougall.
Goalie Shayne Battler was tagged
with the loss after stopping 21
of 24 shots directed his way.