Sarnia Legionnaires defeat Strathroy Rockets

Come behind win is second in as many weeks

The Sarnia Legionnaires registered their second come-from-behind win in as many weeks over the Strathroy Rockets Thursday.

Trailing 2-0 half way through the game, the Legionnaires stormed back for a 4-2 victory. A week earlier, Sarnia overcame a 4-1 deficit to shade the Rockets in overtime.

This time around, Ethan DuPont was the hero, firing a hard drive under the crossbar on goalie Mike Black’s glove side with less than four minutes left in regulation time. Alec Scarsella drew an assist on the play. It was DuPont’s third goal of the season.

Joey Zappa started the rally in the second period, also ripping a blast just under the crossbar. Helpers went to defencemen Sam McCormack and Eric Marsh. For Zappa, it was his second goal of the campaign.

Jarret Marks tied the match early in the final stanza after being set up by captain Hunter Tyczynski and DuPont.

For Marks, it was his fourth of the season.

Justin VanBurskirk hit the open net late in the third period to put the game away. It was his third goal of the year.

Goalie Travis Moore picked up his second victory, kicking out 33 shots. The Legionnaires had 42 drives on the Strathroy cage.

With the victory Sarnia moved into a three-way tie for second place in the Western Ontario Hockey Conference standings with a won-lost record of 6-4.

The Legionnaires return to action next Thursday when they will face the Chatham Maroons. Game time at the Brock Street barn is set for 7:10 p.m.

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