Sarnia Legionnaires Down 3 - 1 in Quarter final Series Tuesday march 5, 2013
The Sarnia Legionnaires took a 6 - 4 loss against the Leamington Flyers in game four in Western Conference quarter final playoff action.
Power plays was a factor in this game as Leamington score four on six opportunities.
Leamington took a 2 - 1 lead after the first period. Alex Sequin opened the scoring at 9:59, scoring the first power play goal for the Flyers. Donnie Nagle scored the second for the Flyers.
Derek D'Andrea scored the lone goal for Sarnia tapping in a loose puck.
Leamington widened their lead early in the second on a power play by Chris Lugosi at 2:16.
Sarnia came back and fired in three goals and took the lead for the first and only time of the game.
The first goal was scored the only power play goal for Sarnia by Jason Teschke at 12:04. Nathan Mater scored the second at 19:09 and Derek D'Andrea scored his second and the third at 19:09.
Forty four seconds later Leamington scored their third power play to even the score at 4 apiece heading into the third.
Third period saw Jared Dennis regain Leamington's lead at 12:31 after Tyler Prong broke his stick on a point shot and Chris Lugosi turned around and made the play to Dennis. Nearing the end of the game Sarnia's Nathan Mater took a 5 minute major at 15:27 and the Legionnaires had to play the rest of the game short handed.
"That's just frustration on part of the player, he got mobbed all night long" Rose said "He was getting the crap kicked out of him, he was getting hauled down, getting hooked, he got head checked, he got punched in the face and there was no call."
In an attempt to even the score Sarnia pulled netminder Sean Parker in the last minute to even the numbers but Kyle Bowman broke free and shot it into the empty net to secure the Flyers win.
"We didn't get any breaks tonight. The kids battled hard and with the game winning goal scored with a broken stick there is nothing you can do. about that, that happens in hockey." Rose said
Leamington outshout Sarnia 38 - 29. Austyn Roudebush took the win for the Flyers, Parker took the loss.
Leamington now leads the series three games to one. The two teams are back in action on Thursday March 7 in Leamington at 7:10. Sarnia is now in a must win situation. Sarnia has yet to win a game in Leamington this season.
"It's one game at a time. We have to win one on the road so it better be Thursday and then we'll start over and see if we can get it to game seven." said Rose
Rose announced that Team Captain Jeff Paulley will not be playing in game five. Paulley was expected to return after a four game suspension but the league reviewed all incidents and decided to extend the suspension to two more games to deter future incidents and to set an example.