The Blenheim Blades fired 50 shots over 60 minutes at Mooretown Flags goal John Chartrand, while the Flags had 25 on Blenheim netminder Owen Lemieux, but not one of the 75 shots total found the back of a net Sunday night at the Blenheim Memorial Arena.
The teams then went into overtime with the Blades on a powerplay, and it only took 57 second for defenceman Craig Spence to send the Blades fans home happy as he scored the 1-0 winner with assists going to Tate Bowden and Justin Ewald.
The victory gives the Blades 14 points, and sole possession of second place in the PJHL Stobbs Division, four behind the unbeaten Essex ’73s who are 9-0-0-0, and one up on the third-place Wheatley Sharks who have also played nine games.
Wednesday the Blades travel to Wheatley for a 7:30 p.m. game before returning home Sunday to host the fourth-place Lakeshore Canadiens at 7 p.m.
BLADES BITS: The Blades have only allowed 10 goals in their seven games, while scoring 33, and outshooting the opposition 325 to 173…Lemieux’s goals against average it 1.25, while his netminding partner Jake Vancoillie is at 1.65…Breck Rainey sat out the first of his six-game suspension, and Ryan Hayter wasn’t available to play, so the Blades called up Dominic Gore, an AP from the Chatham 18U A team…The game was a tame affair with each team taking three minor penalties…The first star of the game was Chartrand, the second Lemieux and the third Spence…Attendance was 301…Ice sponsor was Henry Heyink Construction of Chatham.