Legionnaires redeem themselves with win over Komoka

Over 1,300 fans cheer the hometown team to victory

Sarnia Legionnaires double up the London Nationals 4-2 on home ice.

The Brock St. Barn was rocking Thursday night as the Sarnia Legionnaires faced the Komoka Kings in a return match from last Saturday night.  The Kings edged out Sarnia 6-5 in that one and the Legionnaires were looking for revenge.

Things did not look good as Komoka started the scoring off in the first period with a goal by Isaac McLean but less than a minute later Sarnia would answer back as Cameron Hough would find the back of the net to tie things up.

The second period would be the Sarnia show as the Legionnaires would turn the red light on three times in a row.  Trevor Bogaert would get the first of those three and then Hough would get his second of the night, Greg Hey would make it a trifecta on the powerplay.  This would be the only powerplay goal for the Legionnaires on six opportunities.  Komoka would get one back in the second period as Wes Dobbin would score on the powerplay.  The Kings would capitalize on two of their four powerplay opportunities.

Komoka would come within one as Alex Cunningham would score.  There was a bit of a mix up as both teams would get called for too many men on the ice and that confusion would give Joey Zappa the opportunity to set up Joel Pavey for the game-winner.  Joel Mazzilli would hit the back of the net on a powerplay goal for the Kings, but it would not be enough as the Legionnaires would hang on for the win.

Blair Coffin would turn away 20 of the 24 shots he faced for the win while the Legionnaires peppered Avery Hartwick with 34 shots.  Head Coach Brian Dobbin extremely happy with the grit his team showed in staying out there and grinding it out for the win over a tough Kings team.

The Legionnaires are in Chatham Sunday night to face their arch-rival Chatham Maroons.  They will go to LaSalle on Wednesday to face the Vipers and then it is back home to the Sarnia Arena Thursday night to host the Strathroy Rockets.

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