Sarnia, ON - A five goal second period was
almost all for not as the Sarnia Legionnaires
managed to hang on to a one goal lead with seconds
to play after giving up four in the third period in
a 6-5 victory over the Leamington Flyers Saturday
night in Jr. B hockey.
the small collapse, Legionnaires Head Coach Dan Rose
was still pleased with the victory.
a great win for our team, we were really short
handed," said Rose. "Guys got hurt during the games,
guys were sick. The players were tired and we were
just a bit out of sync. Tired hockey players make
mistakes and we made mistakes in the third."
lead to open the game as Chris Scott scored on the
power play to make it 1-0. Jesse Drydak, who was
battling sickness all game, scored with a minute
remaining to tie the game and begin the goal streak
the Legionnaires would go on.
Dipaolo would start the scoring in the second
banging home a goal, and he was followed up ten
seconds later by Thomas Moxley for a Sarnia 3-1
Legionnaires kept coming in the period as Evan Dixon
would score on the power play, while Shawn Waldie
would put an excellent stick move on the goalie
heading around the net to make it a 5-1 game. Jason
Teschke would cap off the five goal period scoring
short handed after out working the Flyers in their
own in to dig out a loose puck and score.
third the injuries and short bench of the
Legionnaires began to become a factor. Austin
Mattson would break the goal
and get the Flyers back on the board. Alex Seguin
would score his own short handed goal, slipping a
shot under the pads of Sean Parker.
would pick up his second of the period deflecting a
shot in the goal with under a minute left. Cheyne
Matheson would add the fourth goal of the period for
the Flyers on a cross crease pass that left Parker
out of position.
only 8 seconds remaining, Sarnia would hold on and
earn the two points in a 6-5 victory.
reality was we were exhausted," said Rose. "A win is
a win. We are short handed so we will move forward,
get some guys rested up this week and see what
indicated that despite some injuries in game, that
all the Legionnaires hurt during the game would be
fine and be ready to play again.
back in action on Thursday night at home to St.
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