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Legionnaires are smokin’ hot

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Dan McCaffery

Special to The Journal

The Sarnia Legionnaires are chasing history.

Coach Dan Rose’s Western Jr. ‘B’ hockey club is creeping up on the franchise record for fastest start to a season.

But the Legion crew, which has won nine in a row since the start of the current campaign, still has a long way to go if it hopes to make it into the record books. That’s because the 1989/90 squad (which was known as the Bees) came out of the gate with 18 consecutive conquests.

The most successful start by a Sarnia Jr. ‘B’ club wearing Legionnaire colours was the 1958/59 outfit, which won 12 straight to start the year. Sixty-five years ago, when the team’s moniker was the Sailors, it won all 16 regular season games.

The Legionnaires will try for their 10th straight triumph Thursday, Oct. 9 when they host the LaSalle Vipers.

Rose said his players are determined to keep rolling. “These kids are excited about the streak, they don’t want it to end.”

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