WALLACEBURG – The Blenheim Blades made their second visit this season Wednesday night to Wallaceburg to play the Thunderhawks, and came home with an impressive 12-3 victory over the home squad, to go with a 5-3 Sept. 14 win in the season opener in Wallaceburg for both squads.
The win gives Blenheim a 3-2-0-0 record, and six points in their Provincial Junior Hockey League Stobbs Division. The six points are good for a share of third place with the Lakeshore Canadiens and the Mooretown Flags.
It didn’t take long for Wednesday’s game to be decided as the Blades scored at 1:28 and 1:50 of the opening period, and added a third goal at 6:37.
By the time the first 20 minutes ended the Blades were up 5-0.
Three more goals in the second period, and four in the third, proved more than enough for the victory.
Noah Prudhomme and Connor Wright each scored twice for Blenheim, as did Austin Drew and Brad McAlpine.
Ben Barnard, Zach Van Boxtel, Ian Campbell and Alec Webster had the others.
Daniel Norton, Connor Roth, and Campbell picked up two assists each, with singles going to Wright, Tate Bowden, Webster, Barnard, Adam Enwright, Drew and McAlpine.
Blenheim’s Josh Remsik, Ridgetown’s Jeremy Vandenboorn and Logan Peltier scored for the Thunderhawks in the second period.
Wallaceburg is now 1-5-0-0 on the season.
BLADES BITS: Rookie forward Drew continued his hot point-getting pace, and now has five goals and seven assists for 12 points in five games…His 12 points leads the Stobbs Division in scoring…Rookie Massimo Agostini got his second start in goal for the Blades, and picked up his first victory…Blenheim outshot Wallaceburg 57-16 including 25-6 in the first period…The Blades do not have a home game this Thanksgiving weekend, and will hit the road to Essex to play the first-place ’73s Tuesday at 7 p.m.…The Blades next home game will be Sunday, Oct. 16 when Lakeshore is in town for a 7 p.m. contest…Attendance Wednesday was 180