The Sarnia Legionnaires defeated the Leamington Flyers 3 - 2 in double overtime before 940 hometown fans in Greater Ontario Jr B Hockey Playoffs.
#22 Bobby King skates in and set's up #6 Josh Kestner
Bobby King was the unsung hero of the game setting up the winning goal that was scored by Josh Kestner.
"The puck bounced off me when the Leamington defence tried to put it back down ice." King said "I heard Kestner yelling I'm with ya, I'm with ya and I carried it and when I saw the defenceman lay down I just slid it over to him and he banged it in."
King was shifted to the second line after Nathan Mater took three stick related penalties.
"Anything to help the team. I just chip pucks out and chip pucks in and try to play and kept up with them, Boyer and Kestner really helped me out with that and I ended up having a good game."
Leading up to the overtime period Tyler Prong scored the only goal in the first period after slapping one in just inside the blue line give Sarnia the lead. Kyle Shaw intercepted a pass inside the Legionnaires zone and went in and scored to even the score. The score remained tied 1 - 1 heading into the third.
In the third period both sides shared power play goals. Matt Cimetta scored the first at :23 second into the period and at 4:40 Tony Spidalieri scored the equalizer. Action continued and the score remained the same sending the game into overtime.
Leamington outshot the Legionnaires 46 - 40. Outstanding performances by both net minders. Sean Parker earned the win for the Legionnaires, Austyn Roudebush took the loss.
Both teams went one for three on power play opportunities.
"That was fun, that was a great Jr. B hockey game." said Coach Dan Rose "Both teams played well, the ref's let them play hockey."
The two teams are back in action on Sunday in Leamington for game three of the best of seven series. Game time 8:00 pm.
"It's a huge win to tie the series up 1 - 1 going back to Leamington, it takes a little bit of their steam away" King said