Blades complete a two-win weekend; beat Petrolia 6-4

Saturday night the Blenheim Blades travelled to Wallaceburg and
came home with a 5-2 win over the Wallaceburg Thunderhawks, and
then wrapped up a successful weekend with a come-from-behind 6-4
victory over the Petrolia Flyers Sunday evening at the Blenheim
Memorial Arena.
The four points gained moved the Blades into fifth place in the nine
team Provincial Junior Hockey League’s Stobbs division. The club now
has a 13-14-0-0 record and 26 points – one up on the sixth-place
Wheatley Sharks and five behind the fourth-place Amherstburg
The Blades next two games will both be at the Blenheim Memorial
Arena with the Essex 73’s in town Thursday, followed by the
Lakeshore Canadiens Sunday. Starting time for both games is 7 p.m.
Sunday’s win did not start on a good note for Blenheim as the
Blades fell behind 3-0 by the 12-minute mark of the first period as
Clay Dolbear and former Blade Michael Vanek netted even strength
goals, and Andrew Jaques a shorthanded tally for the Flyers.
Rookie Jake Vancoillie started in net for Blenheim, but was replaced
by veteran Caleb Pinsonneault after Jaques’ goal.
That seemed to get the Blades going as Seth Henderson began his
three-goal night at 17:02, and then Ian Campbell netted a powerplay
marker at 18:27 leaving the Blades down by a goal after 20 minutes.
Evan Wells assisted on Henderson’s 16th goal of the season, and
Sebastian Stubberfield and Henderson helped out on Campbell’s
Peyton Armitage put the Flyers up 4-2 with a powerplay tally early in
the middle period, but from then on it was all Blenheim.

Wells netted his 10th of the season, Tyler Ewald his 11th and
Henderson his 17th before the period ended to put the Blades up 5-4.
Ewald and Henderson’s goals both came on powerplays.
Assists on the three scores went to Tate Bowden two, Campbell,
Ewald, Henderson and Trent Amaro.
Henderson completed his three-goal night when he scored his 18th
at 8:23 of the third period with assists going to Bowden and
BLADES BITS: Referee Derek Harvey kept his whistle blowing all
night calling 18 penalties…The Blades outshot Petrolia 49-37…Not
dressed for the Blades were Ben Barnard, Jared Delaey, Connor Roth
and Jeff Carey…Fans are reminded that for the next two games QR
codes will still be required to enter the arena…Masks must also be
worn at all times…Sunday’s ice time sponsors were The Bottled Grape
and Zimmer Security & Cabling Solutions…The three stars were
Henderson, Pinsonneault and Ewald.