Legionnaires add three players, lose two defenceman

Winger Josh Barraclough with the Sarnia Legionnaires. (Photo courtesy of the Sarnia Legionnaires)

The Sarnia Legionnaires roster experienced quite the shake-up Tuesday night.

The club welcomed back two former players and added one new face, but they also lost two of their top defencemen.

Offensive-defenceman Matt Stoia and winger Josh Barraclough resigned with Sarnia after spending time with the Shreveport Mudbugs of the NAHL. Sarnia also signed defenceman Max Daerendinger from the Grandview Steelers of the PIJHL.

On the way out will be both Clark and Ethan Allair. The brothers have decided to return home to Temagami, Ontario.

Clark Allair was leading the Legionnaires d-men in points with 14, while his younger brother Ethan had nine assists in 29 games.

As for the additions, Stoia had 9 goals 23 assists in 32 games last season with Sarnia. The Michigan-native was leading GOJHL defenceman in scoring at the time of his departure.

Barraclough, who’s expected to miss the rest of the regular season following hand surgery, had 10 goals and 15 assists in 40 games last season. The Corunna-native also chipped in eight points in 15 games back in the 2016-17 season with Sarnia.

Daerendinger, a 20-year-old native of Vancouver, had 16 points through 31 games this season with both Grandview and the Delta Ice Hawks.

Sarnia hosts Komoka on Thursday night. Both Daerendinger and Stoia may be in the lineup.