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Series tied with Rockets victory at home
andrew brethauer March 20th, 2012

Strathroy, ON - It is now a best of five, as the Sarnia Legionnaires dropped a 6-4 decision Tuesday night in Strathroy as part of their second round playoff match up with the Rockets.

Sarnia held the early lead as Brent Sauve scored to open the first period, but the Rockets would keep in pace as Justin Thomas would tie the game midway through the first.

Strathroy would take their first lead on the power play in the second period as Derek Nap put the Rockets up 2-1. Daniel Nikandrov returned from injury to score for the Legionnaires to tie the game back up at 2-2, but Nap would score his second of the period to put Strathroy back in front.

The seesaw battle continued as Anthony Donti answered for the Legionnaires on the power play, but under a minute later, Strathroy would claim the lead again as Brian Brosnan put the Rockets up 4-3 at the end of the second.

In the third, Strathroy would add an insurance goal as Ryan Field made it a two goal game. Michael Sollazzo would cut the lead back down to one a minute later, but the power play would do in the Legionnaires again as Greg Milner scored, putting Strathroy back in front 6-4 which would be the final.

Kyle Washer made 29 saves on 33 shots in 40 minutes of work, while Sean Parker would make 13 saves in 15 shots, as the Legionnaires were out shot 48-38.

With the series tied at 2-2, game five goes Thursday night in Sarnia.


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