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Legionnaires start week off with loss in London
andrew brethauer February 2nd, 2012

London, ON - With a three game week on their schedule, the Sarnia Legionnaires started off on the wrong track, dropping a 4-1 decision to the London Nationals Wednesday night in Junior B hockey.

After a scoreless first period, London would get n the board first as Aaron Dartch scored three minutes into the second period for a 1-0 London lead.

It would take the Legionnaires the rest of the period to find the equalizer, and with the man-advantage, Jesse Drydak scored his 31st of the season with 33 seconds remaining in the second period to tie it at 1-1.

Unfortunately for Sarnia there was still time on the clock in the second, and with 9 seconds remaining, Paul Hopkins would put London back in front with a late period goal to make it a 2-1 game heading into the third.

London would cement their victory early in the third period as Ryan Davidson scored 1:20 into the third period for a two goal Nationals lead. At the 2:58 mark of the third, Paul Hopkins would get his second of the game and third point of the game, putting the Nationals in front by three, and taking the victory 4-1.

Sean Parker got the start for the Legionnaires and made 17 saves in the loss. Sarnia out shot the Nationals 33-21.

Sarnia takes on St. Thomas Thursday night at home, and then heads back out to Leamington on Saturday for their third game of the week.


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