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All Star Game
Tuesday February 3, 2009
by Kyle MacKinnon

It was a change of pace for Legionnaires' head coach Bill Abercrombie.  He is used to standing behind the bench at the Sarnia Arena coaching his Legionnaire team, last night he coached the LSSAA boys hockey all-star game. His Team Micor defeated Dave Hill's Team Outfitters 7-4 in a battle of the best high school hockey players in the county.

photos by Pat Brethauer

"It's always fun coaching a game like this," Abercrombie said. "I do know a lot of the kids from minor hockey."
It was only Abercrombie's second win in seven tries against Hill.   "We used to coach together, so it's fun to compete a little," Hill said.

"We usually have a bet for a dinner but for some reason (Abercrombie) never pays his debt." 

The teams were tied 1-1 after 20 minutes.  Starting goaltenders Brandon Campbell and Sean Parker were the story the first half of the game.  They thwarted many opportunities by the opposition.  The one goal that Campbell allowed was the first goal he has let in all season.  The LCCVI goal had started three games for his undefeated team (posting three shut outs).

But after Joel Parker (LCCVI) scored his second goal of the game to give Team Outfitters a 2-1 lead, Team Micor exploded for three quick goals.

They took a 4-3 lead into the dressing room after 40 minutes.  They never took their foot off the gas peddle.

The line of Codie Curtis (NLSS), Brodie Balcom (NLSS) and Colin Epps (NCIV) dominated play, scoring four of the Team Micor goals. The non-hit game went end-to-end for most of the game.  "I think eventually we will be beating store for store," Hill joked.

To that Abercrombie laughed and replied "Well that would be a great way to retire."

Action will continue today as the second place Northern Vikings travel to Petrolia to take on the LCCVI Lancers, in hopes of upsetting the undefeated team.

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