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Undisciplined Legionnaires Suffer Loss

saturday october 5, 2013


By Dan McCaffrey

ST. MARYS  - The Sarnia Legionnaires played an undisciplined game Friday and it cost them.

Coach Dan Rose's Western Jr. 'B' squad took a rash of second period penalties and the last place St. Marys Lincolns capitalized with four powerplay goals to post a 5-3 upset victory.

The Lincs, who had an 0-7 won loss record heading into the contest, were also helped when Sarnia lost two major stars (Curtis Crombeen and Captain Davis Boyer) to game misconducts.

Making matters worse was the fact that Nathan Mater was missing with the flu.

"They completely outworked us for two periods," Rose said. "We were undisciplined. We've been the best disciplined team in the league up until now."

He added the Lincolns "were dying for a win. They came out flying. They wanted to win. We reached for pucks and they had us on our heels for two periods."

Sarnia took a 1-0 lead early in the first period when Riley Babkirk scored his first of the season from close range while standing directly in front of the net.

After a terrible second stanza, the Legionnaires played hard in the final 20 minutes, outshooting the Lincolns 16-3 and outscoring then 2-1.
Thomas Moxley and Ryan Vendramin blinked the red light for the visitors, but it was too little, too late.

Mike Siddall, Cody Filson, Ria Diloreto, Ocean Check and Braydon Blight scored for the winners.

St. Marys outshot Sarnia 33-30. with Nikolas Dampier picking up the victory in net. Sarnia backup goalie Braden Palocz took the loss.

The Legionnaires, who are now 5-4, return to action Tuesday when they host the Leamington Flyers at the Brock Street Barn. Game time is set for 7:10 p.m.

 


 

 

 

 









 

 

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