A brighter looking Brock St. Barn saw the return of the Sarnia Legionnaires on Thursday night. And with the bright lights came an action packed night of hockey as the Legionnaires hosted the Strathroy Rockets.
Strathroy got things going in the first period with a goal by Liam Israels, and that would be the only marker posted in the first frame. Sarnia would get two powerplay opportunities in the second period. The first powerplay at the seven-minute mark had Sarnia throwing everything but the kitchen sink at Rockets netminder Vince Michelizzi. Michelizzi did everything but stand on his head to keep his team in the lead. Twice the puck was just inches from crossing the goal line, yet no one could tap the biscuit over the line to turn on the red light. The second powerplay would come at 12:06 and this time Sarnia would not squander the opportunity as Jon Sanderson would find the back of the net. Strathroy would again take the lead when Denis Novikov put one past Blair Coffin.
The third period started with a hushed hometown crowd, but they soon came to life as Greg Hay got his first of two on the night at 3:01 of the third period, to tie the game up at 2-2. A little over a minute later Alec DeKoning would get the game winner, with a then 3-2 lead. Sarnia was not done though as Greg Hay would get the insurance goal by putting it in the empty net, to give the Legionnaires a 4-2 win.
The Legionnaires now travel up the 402 to face the London Nationals on Jan. 31.
Legionnaires get set now for a busy Saturday as they help out with a Blood Donor Clinic at Temple Baptist Church