Sarnia, ON - The Sarnia Legionnaires scored five in
the second period against the LaSalle Vipers as part
of a 9-3 victory in Junior B hockey Thursday night.
Teschke had two goals for the Legionnaires, both
coming in the second period, and one short handed as
Teschke got in on a breakaway and beat Vipers goalie
Andrew Polkosnik who came in for relief for Jordan
Dekort, who was pulled after the first five Sarnia
Parker made 23 stops for the Legionnaires and earned
his seventh win of the season, as the Legionnaires
out shot the Vipers 30-26.
had the original lead, opening with a goal from
Dylan Denomme who would beat Parker at the side of
the net. Derek D'Andrea would tie, as a rebound
would come out onto his stick and find its way into
the back of the net, making it 1-1 after the first
period started with Daniel Nikandrov picking up a
loose puck put out front by Teschke, and getting it
by Dekort for Sarnia's first lead of the game. But
the Vipers would reply as Eric Noel would get a shot
past Parker from the slot, tying it at 2-2.
tie game lasted 31 seconds, as Brent Sauve put a
shot from a top of the circle and over the shoulder
of Dekort for the 3-2 Sarnia lead, in which they
would never look back.
would get his first goal of the game in what would
prove to be the game winner, followed by Justice
Dundas whose goal brought in the Vipers back up
after his charge to the net result in the puck
slipping into the back of the net. Teschke would
finish off the period with his short handed goal, as
the Legionnaires took a 6-2 lead into the third.
continued the Legionnaires score 1:32 into the
period, but the Vipers would get a response on the
power play, as Dylan Seguin would get a shot by
would go on to add two more goals, as Shawn Waldie
would get a fluke goal, as Polkosnik mishandled the
puck and pushed it into his own net, and Nikandrov
would score his second of the game off a block shot
rebound that he back handed for the Legionnaires
ninth goal of the game.
players back in the line up which is huge," said
Assistant Coach Bob Farlow. "For the most part we
played a good game, kept it simple."
only had three chances on the power play, but their
penalty kill has been a bright spot, killing off 4
of the 5 penalties including a short handed goal,
and not allowing a single goal during a 3 minute
span of 5 on 3 hockey.
"5 on 5,
when we get rolling we are a tough team," said
Farlow. "5 on 5, stay out of the box, keep the game
moves into top spot in the Western Conference, tied
with London in points at 35, but the Legionnaires
have played one less game. They will travel to
Lambton Shores on Friday against the Predators whom
they have a 1-2 record against, with both losses
coming at home, and their only victory against them
in Lambton Shores. Kyle Washer will get the start in
net for Sarnia.
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