Sarnia, ON -
The Sarnia Legionnaires are in soul possession of
first place in the Western Conference after a 4-2
victory over the Chatham Maroons Thursday night in
Junior B hockey.
also Woolie Toss night at the Sarnia Arena, and the
fans had to wait till late in the first period for
the Legionnaires to get the hats and gloves on the
ice, as Thomas Moxley got a deflected goal to drop
in, sending bags on to the ice, and giving the
Legionnaires the 1-0 lead after the first period.
second period, Evan Dixon would put the Legionnaires
up 2-0 after getting a pass in the slot from Jason
Teschke. But the Maroons would cut the lead in half
a minute later as Brennan Feasey put a shot on net
that Sean Parker kicked out to Michael Verboom who
immediately put it into the back of the net.
would restore their two goal lead, as Jason Teschke
would get his second point of the game, walking out
front and fighting off a defencemen before
backhanding a shot by Conner MacKinnon for the 3-1
would extend the lead to three goals, as Nathan
Mater would steal the puck in the Chatham zone and
feed Justice Dundas for a wrist shot goal. Chatham
would score one back as Verboom would get his second
of the game on a screened shot.
scoreless third period would give the Legionnaires
the 4-2 victory.
call ups from the Mooretown Flags as they battle
injury and suspensions, but still picked up the
victory to move into first place.
short handed, the kids from Mooretown had some great
shifts for us. Sean Parker is getting better every
game," said Legionnaires Head Coach Dan Rose. "All
and all we had a good effort from a lot of kids."
Legionnaires short on players, others are getting a
chance to step onto the ice more. Thomas Moxley got
a goal and played extra minutes with Anthony Donati
outshot 42-32, but Rose believed the shots were not
a good indication of the action in the game.
got some good scoring chances off 2 or 3 break downs
on our part," said Rose. "They definitely didn't out
play us. We out played them and had some good
Sarnia in first half way through the season, the
Legionnaires are currently just working on bettering
themselves individually, as they wait for their team
to get back to full strength.
want to eliminate the little mistakes," said Rose.
"What we are trying to focus on is if each player
plays the best that he can play and keep working on
helping each player get better and better and some
of them are getting a little more ice right now and
that's a positive thing."
travels to St. Marys on Friday before returning home
next Thursday against Strathroy.
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