Sarnia, ON - A
shot from centre ice got past Kyle Washer and would
end up being the game winner as the St. Thomas Stars
hand the Sarnia Legionnaires their second loss in as
a really good junior B hockey game," said
Legionnaires Head Coach Dan Rose. "Very typical of
what the playoffs are going to be like."
held the lead after the first period as Justin Clark
redirected a pass past Washer's glove for the first
goal of the game.
would score a pair in the early half of the first
period to take the lead, as Tyler Cicchini opened
the scoring for Sarnia as his shot flopped over
Stars goalie Michael Slaats to tie the game. Steve
Farlow would pick up the go ahead goal, stealing a
turnover in the Stars zone and putting a wrist shot
past Slaats for a 2-1 lead.
would only allowed the lead to last just over a
minute, as Alex Cremasco would get would get two
chances at a rebound and finally beat a sprawling
Washer to tie the game back at 2-2. The Stars would
go ahead again as Mac Wood would again pick up a
rebound off Washer before the puck slid into the
back of the net.
Legionnaires would look for the equalizer and Evan
Dixon would find it, getting a shot past Slaats to
score the third goal of the period for Sarnia, and
tying the game at 3-3 heading into the third.
playoff atmosphere picked up in the third, as Sarnia
would spend the the better half on the power play.
With under three mintues remaining, the Stars would
win a faceoff back to Thomas Kohler on the far side
of the red line where he would throw a shot on net
and beat Washer. The fluke goal would be the game
winner in a 4-3 loss.
made 26 saves in the loss for Sarnia.
not lost their second in a row but still remain in
first place in the Western Conference and have lost
both games by one goal.
two shots away those two games," said Rose. "A shot
away last night and a shot away tonight. We just
came up on the wrong end of the score and we played
pretty well. That happens from time to time. We're
still in first place."
will be back in action at home on Saturday night as
they host the Leamington Flyers.
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