The Sarnia Legionnaires pulled one out of the fire Thursday, rallying late in the game to defeat the Strathroy Rockets 3-2.
With the triumph, the Legion crew broke a five-game losing streak and moved out of the cellar in the Western Jr. ‘B’ hockey standings. They are now tied for eighth place with the Komoka Kings.
Trailing 2-0 in the third period, Sarnia stormed back with three goals in three-and-a-half minutes to win the contest.
Joe Ferrera started the comeback at the 12:21 minute mark when he finished off sustained Sarnia pressure with a backhand shot from the lip of the crease. Nolan DeGurse and Captain Ben Schoch drew assists.
Carson Peer got the Legionnaires on even terms less than three minutes later when he swatted the puck into the strings from the side of the net. DeGurse and Brenden Bouvier set the play up.
Less than a minute later, defenceman Brad Sleegers got the winner when he came off the point and fired the rubber over goalie Zion Micheli, who was lying flat on his belly during a mad goal-mouth scramble.