DRESDEN – The Blenheim Blades outshot the Dresden Kings 54-20,
and outscored them 3-0 in Dresden Friday night, to remain unbeaten
this season in the PJHL’s Stobbs Division with six victories to date.
Sunday night at the Blenheim arena the club will try to increase their
win total to seven when they host the Mooretown Flags at 7 p.m.
The Blades now have 12 points and are in second place, four points
behind the also unbeaten division-leading Essex ’73s, who are now 8-
0 after nipping the Lakeshore Canadiens 2-1 in Lakeshore Friday night.
The Wheatley Sharks, who the Blades will play Wednesday night in
Wheatley at 7:30, are third with 11 points. Next Sunday the Canadiens
will be in town for a 7 p.m. game.
Jake Vancoillie was between the pipes for the Blades and picked up
his third victory, and dropped his goals against average to 1.65.
In total the Blades have only allowed 10 goals in six starts while
scoring 33 times
Darby Lemieux opened the scoring on a powerplay with just 30
seconds remaining in the first period. The goal was Lemieux’s fourth
of the season, with assists going to Craig Spence and Justin Ewald.
There was no scoring in the second period, with Andrew Goulet
scoring his first of the year making it 2-0 Blenheim on a powerplay at
4:05 of the final 20 minutes, assisted by Matt Hayter, and Brad
McAlpine rounding out the scoring for the Blades at 9:27 with an even
Ewald had the lone helper on McAlpine’s first tally of the season to
give the rookie eight through the first six games.
BLADES BIT: The Blades took eight of 17 penalties called in the
game, including two minors at 2:31 of the second period to Breck
Rainey, along with a physical abuse of an official call, that will see
Rainey sitting out a likely lengthy suspension…Jason Malinowsky was
between the pipes for the Kings, and played well enough to keep his
team in the game as he stopped 51 of 54 Blenheim shots…On the year
Blenheim has outshot the opposition 272 to 148…Quinn Pickering did
not dress for the Blades…Attendance was 282.