Sarnia, ON -
Justice Dundas scored in each period for a
hat-trick, leading the Sarnia Legionnaires to a 7-4
victory over the Strathroy Rockets Thursday night.
"It was a
good win. We were a little sloppy at times
especially just after we scored a goal," said Head
Coach Dan Rose. "We played pretty good 5 on 5. We
got the penalties killed in the second period
mostly. We are just a little bigger and a little
strong then them."
got on the board first after Ryan Field waited out
Kyle Washer on a back hand shot, but that would end
up being the only lead the Rockets would have for
the rest of the game. Three minutes later Nathan
Mater would redirect a Mike Dipaolo shot from the
point to tie it at 1-1.
would put the Legionnaires in front with a quick
moving power play goal, and Dundas would finish the
period off with his first of the night, firing a
wrist shot by Dalen Kuchmey as he stood in the slot
second, Brent Sauve would make it four straight
Sarnia goals, as his back hand would eventually
trickle over the line for the 4-1 lead, but just
over a minute later Nick Boyer would respond for the
Rockets, as quick puck movement in the zone ended
with the Rockets cutting the lead down to two.
Legionnaires short handed, Dundas would pick up his
second of the night on a breakaway goal, spliting
the defence before putting it by Kuchmey. But the
Rockets would keep the lead at two, as 33 seconds
later Field's would get his second of the game,
banking a pass of Kyle Washer.
third with Sarnia leading 5-3, Dundas would pick up
his third of the night much the same as his first,
alone in the slot and wrist shot over Kuchmey's
glove. Jason Teschke would add a quick goal 12
seconds after for the 7-3 lead. The Rockets would
score one more on the power play.
Washer made 31 saves, earning his 13th victory of
the line up was Tyler Cicchini, but Sarnia was
without Anthony Donti, Jesse Drydak and Derek
D'Andrea. But with a five game winning streak, the
team has continued to hit its stride, opening a five
point lead on London for first in the Western
shows our depth," said Rose. "Every single player on
our team contributes something. They are either big
strong, or skill and speed. We have a great
combination. We have been fortunate to see how
everyone can do in different situations and they
have all come through."
off till next Thursday when they welcome St. Marys
and then will head to Strathroy for the final game
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