The Sarnia Legionnaires are going to have to find a way to score on the power play if they hope to survive very long in the playoffs.
That was the message head coach Mark Davis had after watching his Jr. ‘B’ hockey club fall 6-3 to the Chatham Maroons Thursday.
The Legion crew was 0-for-7 with the man advantage. If that wasn’t bad enough, it allowed three Chatham shorthanded goals (although in fairness, one was into an empty net).
“Our power play needs work,” Davis said. “We played a period and a half, after that it was garbage. I might change it (the power play) around.”
Playoffs begin next week, with the Legionnaires facing either LaSalle or Chatham. Davis has no preference, saying, “We’re in tough either way.”
Sarnia goals were scored by Brandon Layman, Jarret Marks (who found the back of the net with a shorthanded, unassisted effort) and Eric Marsh.
Midget callup Nash Neinhuis had an assist in the game, which was played before more than 1,400 fans at the Brock Street barn.
Connor Koviak had two goals for the Maroons, with singles going to Steven Beenackers, Teddy McGeen, Devin Panzeca and Ian Faubert.
Chatham outshot Sarnia 41-34. Parker Butler got the win, with Aidan Hughes suffering the loss.
The Legionnaries close out the regular season Saturday when they travel to Forest to take on the Lambton Shores Predators.