By Rob Benneian
(SARNIA, ON) – The LaSalle Vipers held off a Legionnaires squad that would not go away quietly, taking a 5-3 decision Thursday night in Sarnia. LaSalle forward Nathan Savage opened the scoring with a power play goal and Dalton Langlois scored 35 seconds later to give the Vipers a 2-0 advantage after the first period.
Sarnia would rally three times to cut the Vipers lead to a single goal, but each time LaSalle found a response. After Ryan Vendramin got the Legionnaires on the board, Nikko Sablone scored unassisted for LaSalle.
Sarnia’s Jordan Fogarty and Vipers forward Connor Rosaasen traded third period goals, before Connor Andersen scored with the goaltender pulled and Nicolas Crescenzi found the empty net, to close out the scoring.
LaSalle, who have won seven of their last eight and three in a row, improved to 20-16-0 with the win, while the Legionnaires fell to 24-11-0.
The Vipers next home game is Sunday afternoon, at the Vollmer Centre, with faceoff at 2:30 pm.
During the game, the Vipers will be drawing for prizes provided by game night sponsor LaSalle Travel, including a $200 (US) gift certificate from Apple Vacations and LaSalle Travel.
Immediately after the game, join the team for a meet and greet at Joe Schmoe’s, located at 5881 Malden Road. Kids under 10 eat free with the purchase of an adult entree.