Legionnaires face elimination after double OT loss


The Swift Current Home Hardware Legionnaires will put their season on the line tonight after a 5-4 double overtime loss to the Notre Hounds on Tuesday.

Josselin Dufey scored midway through the second overtime period to lift the visiting Hounds to a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League quarter-final series.

The Legionnaires had held 2-0, 3-1, and 4-2 leads, but the Hounds fought back every time to force overtime. The Hounds had appeared to end the game in the first overtime period before a goal was disallowed for goaltender interference after a lengthy discussion between officials.

Thomas Wardle picked up the win for the Hounds with 40 saves despite the best efforts of the Swift Current fans to throw him off his game. Ethan Hein took the overtime loss with 32 saves.

Kersey Reich led the Legionnaires with a goal and and assist, while Lucas Ochitwa, Riley Dekowny, and Mason Strutt also scored. Chase Gallant, Maguire Scheidt, Reed Jacobson, Rhett Evjen, Boston Bird, and Blake Rasmuson all added assists.

The Legionnaires finished one-for-seven on the power play, including a four-minute power play during overtime. The Hounds scored twice on six man-advantages.

Game three will be tonight in Wilcox.