Some might have called it an omen. A power outage delayed the start of game one in the series between the Sarnia Legionnaires and the St. Thomas Stars. The over 560 fans who did wait to get in to see the game were treated to a good ole’ fashioned, hard-hitting, end to end hockey game.
It would take until the second period before St. Thomas would open up the scoring on the powerplay Adam Keyes would put one behind Will Barber to give the Stars the lead. Sarnia would answer right back, again on the powerplay with a goal from Sam McCormack. A great pass that went right across the crease of Stars goaltender Jesse Hodgson, onto McCormack’s stick and the game was all tied up. St. Thomas would again take the lead before the end of the period as Peter Fleming would score for the Stars, again on the powerplay.
Things were getting rough as a few times the fans thought they were going to see the gloves hit the ice. St Thomas would get 12 minutes on six infractions, where as Sarnia would get 28 minutes on six infractions. Both Joey Zappa and Jake Vince would get 10-minute misconducts during the course of the game.
Head Coach Mark Davis would pull Barber for the extra attacker late in the game but that also gave Brett Fisher an open net and he did not waste his opportunity. The Stars win 3-1 to take an early one game to nothing lead in the series. The series will continue tomorrow night in St. Thomas at the Timkin Center. Game three is set for Sunday night back at the Sarnia arena.