By DAN McCAFFERY
Three unanswered third period goals gave the Sarnia Legionnaires a 5-3 win over the Strathroy Rockets Saturday.
The victory gives Sarnia a five-point lead over the second ranked London Nationals in the battle for first place in the Western Ontario Hockey Conference.
Daniel Nikandrov had two goals for the winners, while single markers were scored by Jason Teschke, Thomas Moxley and Shawn Waldie.
The Legionnaires, who trailed 3-2 at the end of the second farme, managed three powerplay goals.
Sean Parker got the win in net.
Strathoy, which was playing at home, outshot the Legionnaires 41-40.
Sarnia returns to action Wednesday with a showdown in London.
Its next home game is the day after that, when Sarnia hosts St. Thomas.