Over 1,000 people watched the Legionnaires return to the Sarnia Arena on Tuesday to face the London Nationals. The Nationals are sitting a top the division and the Legionnaires along with Leamington, Chatham, La Salle, St Thomas and London have all secured playoff spots.
Will Barber would get the call in net, Blair Coffin had been doing most of the duty between the pipes but Head Coach Mark Davis decided to switch things up a bit and it certainly paid off.
The Legionnaires would start the game rolling with a goal by Alec DeKoning at just over two minutes into the game. Jake Vince would take the hometown team up by two at just over the halfway point in the period. The Nationals would get their chances in the first frame as Cameron Hough would get called for interference and put London on the powerplay. Sarnia’s penalty kill was excellent all night long. The Legionnaires killed off every penalty on the night.
Very tight action in the second period with no goals scored. London would start a comeback in the third period as Carson Brookshaw would score for London at just over three minutes into the period and that would be followed by a goal from Mitchell Webb just two minutes later. The crowd was on edge until Greg Hay would get the game-winner at 15:26. London would pull their goalie, David Ovsjannikov, for the extra attacker, good idea but sometimes it does not go in your favour as Jon Sanderson would get the empty net goal to lock up the game, and get a 4-2 win.
The Legionnaires get the night off and then it is back to the Brock Street Barn for a game against St Marys on Thursday night. Game time is 7:10.