Sarnia, ON -
Devin Golets was the first star for the St. Marys
Lincolns after a 38 save performance, as well as
three saves in a shootout, helping the Lincolns come
back against the Sarnia Legionnaires for a 4-3
victory Thursday night in Junior B hockey.
well for ten minutes and after that we absolutely
stunk," said Legionnaires Head Coach Dan Rose. "That
might be the most turnovers and the most giveaways
I've seen by one hockey team in one game that I have
ever been involved with."
after the ten minute mark, St. Marys jumped on the
board as Calvin Penney snapped a wrist shot past
Sean Parker. Sarnia outshot the Lincolns 15-7 in the
period, but the exceptional goaltending by Golets
kept the Legionnaires off the board, stopping
multiple scoring chances in close.
would get their chances in the second, and Jesse
Drydak would capitalize on a turnover, keeping on a
2-on-1 and firing a shot past Golets to tie the game
at one. Two minutes later the Lincolns would retake
the lead as Reid Oliver kept the puck on his own
2-on-1 and snapped a shot by Parker.
Legionnaires would throw 17 shots on net in the
period, but wouldn't be able to find the tying goal
until there was 14 seconds remaining in the period,
as Brent Sauve got a pass from Nathan Mater as
he cut across the top of the crease and put it top
corner on Golets.
third Sarnia would take their first lead of the
game, as Drydak would get his second of the game on
a tap in goal after Sarnia moved the puck quickly
around the zone.
minute remaining in the game, St. Marys would pull
the goalie and Sean Consitt would put a shot from
the point on net, redirected in by Mitchell Berzins
to tie the game with 49 seconds remaining.
would prove to solve nothing, leading to shootouts.
Mitch McIntosh was stopped by Parker on the Lincolns
first shot, and so was Jesse Drydak for the
Legionnaires. Park and Golets would each make saves
in round two, but Penney would find the back of the
net on the third shot, beating Parker top corner.
Evan Dixon would go in for the chance to tie the
shootout but his shot would go wide, ending the game
and giving St. Marys the 4-3 victory.
Parker made 24 saves in the loss.
continued to make soft passes. We have to be better
than that, especially in our barn," said Rose. "We
were on our heels the whole game. Every time we got
possession of the puck we turned it over to them."
Legionnaires continue to play short handed,
especially on the blue line as Anthony Donati is
still out of the line up, and Matt Cimetta was
ejected from the game after a hit from behind in the
tired, but the forwards were turning the puck over
to. We got to be better then that tomorrow night in
Strathroy," said Rose. "That was just a sloppy
will play their last game of the season against
Strathroy on Friday, December 23rd, and will return
back in the new year against London.
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