Le­gion­naires sweep Stars

The Southwest Booster - - OBITUARIES/SPORTS -

T he Swift Cur­rent Home Hard­ware AAA Midget Le­gion­naires picked up a badly needed sweep of the Bat­tle­fords Stars over the week­end in a pair of close games.

Satur­day the Le­gion­naires and Stars com­bined for a score­less open­ing 40 min­utes fol­lowed by an eight-goal third pe­riod.

The Le­gion­naires out-shot the Stars 19-7 through 40 min­utes be­fore outscor­ing the Stars 5-3 for the win. Jeff Ol­son broke a 3-3 tie with 5:04 re­main­ing in reg­u­la­tion and Brett Pen­ner scored into an empty net to seal the win.

Day­ton Rein­boldt, Austin Con­nor, and Pavlo Zere­becky all added sin­gles.

Con­nor, Trent Winzer, Rei­ley Grose, Matthew Audette, and Alex Laird added helpers in the win.

Chad Tichkowsky replied with a pair of goals for the Stars, while Dy­lan Fluter added a sin­gle. Lukas MacDon­ald made 17 saves in the win. Re­gan San­toro took the loss with 27 saves on 31 shots. Sun­day the Le­gion­naires fell be­hind 2-0 on goals from Justin Lund and Jesse Ger­big 10:24 into the first pe­riod.

Rein­boldt cut the lead to 2-1 min­utes later with a pow­er­play goal from Pen­ner and Con­nor.

Tan­ner Froese scored his sev­enth goal of the sea­son in the sec­ond pe­riod to tie the game 2-2 with an as­sist from Winzer.

25 sec­onds into the third pe­riod Dyson Steven­son scored an unas­sisted pow­er­play goal to put the vis­i­tors ahead for good as the Le­gion­naires fin­ished two for eight on the pow­er­play, while hold­ing the Stars score­less on six man-ad­van­tages.

MacDon­ald picked up his sec­ond win in as many games with 34 saves to im­prove to 4-6-0 with a 4.44 goals against av­er­age and a .891 save per­cent­age. Blair Mahon made 21 saves in the loss The Le­gion­naires im­proved to 9-16-1-0 as they con­tinue to chase the eighth and fi­nal play­off spot.

The Stars dropped to 5-14-1-1 as they re­main 11th in the SMAAAHL.

Wed­nes­day the Le­gion­naires were in Regina to face the Pat Cana­di­ans, check sw­booster.com for full re­sults.

Tonight they will host the Saskatoon Con­tacts at 8 p.m. at the Credit Union iplex be­fore re­turn­ing to Regina on Sun­day to face the Pat Cana­di­ans again.

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