Sarnia Legionnaires defeat St. Marys

Win moves Legionnaires up two positions in standings

It was just one goal but it moved the Sarnia Legionnaires up two positions in the standings.

Alec DeKoning scored on a breakaway in double overtime Thursday to give the Legion crew a 5-4 victory over the St. Marys Lincolns in Jr. ‘B’ hockey action at the Brock Street barn.

With the win the Sarnians moved from fifth place to third in the Western Ontario Hockey conference standings, passing both Leamington and Chatham.

But it’s a razor thing advantage. In fact, the Legionnaires lead both of those clubs by a single point. And Chatham has three games in hand on Sarnia.

Zach Vanderwal with his second goal of the campaign, Jake Vince with his third, Hunter Tyczynski with his third, Justin VanBuskirk with his eighth and DeKoning with his 10th provided the offense for the winners.

Goalie Jorgen Johnson made 40 saves to record his 13thtriumph of the year.

The Legionnaires, who sport a 16-9 won-lost record, travel to Leamington Sunday to face the Flyers.

Sarnia head coach Mark Davis was less than thrilled with his team’s performance Thursday, saying his players took far too many penalties.

“I am not happy, not even close,” he said.

St. Marys took advantage of a rash of Sarnia infractions to stay in the game, scoring three power-play markers.

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