Over 1,400 jammed the Brock St. Barn in order to see the Sarnia Legionnaires in their last home game of the season. The Legionnaires have had a great season at home, the last home ice loss was back in October, but that would change.
Blair Coffin would get the call for Sarnia in net, Coffin has been outstanding between the pipes and Coach Mark Davis was looking for another big night from his number one goalie.
Coffin’s night would not start out well as Chatham would get the first goal of the game, Bryce Yetman would put it behind Coffin at 15:38 and the Maroons would go up one nothing.
The Legionnaires would have to wait until the second period in order to get on the scoreboard. Just before the four-minute mark, Jon Sanderson would put one in and then Greg Hay would follow that up with a powerplay goal to put the Legionnaires in the lead. Steven Fowler of Chatham followed Hay’s lead with a powerplay goal of his own and it was all tied up going into the third period.
The third period would see Fowler get his second of the night at just over the five-minute mark. This would lead to good close hockey with only one penalty being called in the period. Coach Davis would pull Coffin from the net for the extra attacker in hopes of tying up the game. With just under a minute left in the game, Josh Supryka would hit the empty net to get the insurance goal and give Chatham a 4-2.
The Legionnaires may have not have won their last home game but they did make winners of the community through donations of bags of clothes given to Goodwill. The Legionnaires have partnered up with a number of charities and they hope to continue those partnerships next season.
The Legionnaires have made the playoffs but do not know who their opponents will be as of yet. Sarnia has two games left in the season. They are in St. Thomas Friday night to play the Stars then go to Strathroy on Saturday night to play the Rockets to close out the season.