By Dan McCaffery
ST. Thomas — Jason Teschke and Davis Boyer both registered four-point nights here Sunday as the Sarnia Legionnaires crushed the St. Thomas Stars 8-4 for their third straight win.
Teschke scored three goals and added an assist to lead the visitors. He now has eight points in his last two Western Ontario Hockey Conference contests.
Boyer, meanwhile, had a goal and three helpers.
"That was a good road game for us," Sarnia head coach Dan Rose said afterward. "We're going to get stronger."
He added the Stars could only generate sustained offensive when they had the man advantage.
In fact, two of the home team's goals came with the extra man.
Boyer, a former Star, opened the scoring in the first period when he skated out in front and backhanded in a rising shot.
After St. Thomas tied the score, Teschke sent the Legionnaires into the dressing room with a 2-1 lead, roofing a slapshot from the faceoff circle.
In the second frame Brent Sauve gave Sarnia a 3-2 edge, finishing off a two-on-one break by burying a nice cross ice pass from Josh Kestner.
Teschke upped the margin to 4-2 not long after that, scoring on a breakaway.
The Stars scored late in the stanza to make things close, but the Legion crew ran away with the match with four third period goals.
Defenceman Steve Farlow started proceedings with a point shot that caught the top corner, glove side.
Derek D'Andrea notched a powerplay marker to make it 6-3 and defenceman Matt Cimetta made it a four-goal bulge with a blistering drive from the top of the faceoff circle.
Cimetta also had an assist on the night.
Teschke finished off his hat-trick — and the Stars — with the prettiest goal of the night. After taking a pass from Chad Beauchamp, Teschke got in alone, deked the goalie out of position and flipped the rubber into the cage.
Goalie Sean Parker made 38 saves to pick up the win.
The Legionnaires return to action Wednesday in LaSalle.