Blades beat Admirals 6-2 in penalty filled game

AMHERSTBURG – The Blenheim Blades outscored the Amherstburg Admirals 6-2 in a penalty filled Provincial Junior Hockey League Stobbs Division game Saturday night in Amherstburg. The win gives the third-place Blades a 13-8-1-0 record to date with 27 points, one up on the fourth-place Wheatley Sharks, and four
ahead of the fifth-place Mooretown Flags. The meeting was the fifth of the year between the Blades and the
Admirals, with Blenheim winning all five, and outscoring Amherstburg 29-11.

In total in the game there were 158 minutes in penalties, with theBlades getting 64 of them.
It took Blenheim just 54 seconds to take a 1-0 lead when Noah Prudhomme scored on a powerplay. It was Prudhomme’s 11th goal of the year, and was assisted by Sam Warriner.

Before the period was over the Blades were up 3-0 with Connor Roth netting his fifth of the season, assisted by Ethan Waddick and Ian Campbell, and Tate Bowden scoring his 13th, with an assist going to
Darby Lemieux. Daniel Norton’s fifth of the year at 1:45 of the middle 20 minutes, with assists going to Brad McAlpine and Ryan Sanders, made it 4-0 Blenheim before the Admirals Mitchell Demelo got his team on the
scoresheet at 5:19.

Lemieux scored his fourth of the year less than a minute later, with Bowden assisting to round out the scoring in the second period. Connor Demelo scored just 18 seconds into the third period to cut the Blenheim lead to 5-2, with Lemieux putting the lead back to four goals again with his fifth 40 seconds later to end the scoring for the

BLADES BITS: Former Chatham Maroon defenceman Craig Spence made his Blenheim debut Saturday since being obtained in November…He had not played until Saturday because of an injury…Jake Vancoillie was in net for Blenheim and stopped 34 of 36 Amherstburg shots, while his teammates fired 45 on the Admirals
net…Since Nov. 6 the Blades the Blades have played nine games, winning six, losing two in regulation time and once in overtime…They outscored their opposition 36-17…The next action for the Blades will be
Sunday when the second-place Lakeshore Canadiens come to town for a 7 p.m. game.