ST. THOMAS – The Sarnia Legionnaires lost a tense goaltenders’ duel here Friday.
The St. Thomas Stars upended the Legion crew 2-0 with the second goal going into an empty net during the final minute of play.
Dan Black got the shutout, turning aside all 29 shots he faced.
The Stars had 24 shots on Sarnia netminder Aidan Hughes, who also had an outstanding game.
“Aidan played a really good game,” Farlow said. “He didn’t have much of a chance on the one goal that did beat him.”
Farlow added the Legionnaires were a little unlucky at times. “In the third period we rang a shot off both goal posts and out. We had some good chances.”
He added the Sarnians played a solid defensive game and worked hard all night long.
“The work ethic was there,” he said.
Adam Truax scored the winning goal at the 6:59 mark of the first period, with Ethan Nother bagging the empty netter.
Both teams were 0-for-3 with the man advantage.
With the setback Sarnia’s record fell to 16-12-1-3, leaving them in sixth place in the Western Ontario Hockey Conference standings, two points back of the fifth ranked LaSalle Vipers. The Legionnaires have two games in hand on the Vipers.
Sarnia returns to action Sunday when it travels to Leamington to face the first place Flyers.
Their next home game is next Thursday, when they host the London Nationals. Puck drop at Sarnia Arena is set for 7:10 p.m.