WHEATLEY – The Blenheim Blades hit the mid-way point in their shortened
Provincial Junior Hockey League Stobbs Division season Wednesday night in
Wheatley and continued their goal-scoring spree by beating the Sharks 7-2 before
The goal-scoring explosion followed the 11 they netted in Saturday’s 11-3 wipe
out of the Dresden Kings on Dave Baldwin Alumni Night, and moved the fifth-
place Blades to within a point of the fourth-place Amherstburg Admirals, and
three ahead of the sixth-place Sharks.
The victory gives the Blades, the youngest team in the division, an 8-8-0-0
record, and the 18 goals scored are six more than they had netted in their five
games previous to Wednesday night.
The teams were tied 2-2 after the first period with the Blades finding the back of
the net five times in the middle 20 minutes to wrap up the scoring.
Veteran Seth Henderson was red-hot again scoring his 10th and 11th goals of
the season. The two tallies followed the four he got Saturday against the Kings.
Rookie Tyler Ewald scored his fourth and fifth, with Tate Bowden adding his
11th, and fourth in the last two games, and defenceman Colton Shoemaker got
his first of the season – a shorthanded effort.
Bowden also added three assists for a four-point night, with Henderson,
Shoemaker, Alec Webster and Evan Wells adding one assist each.
Dallas and Ashton Anderson had the Wheatley goals.
Caleb Pinsonneault started in goal for the Blades but was shaken up in a collision
with a Wheatley player and left after the first period. Jake Vancoillie came on in
the second period and shutout the Sharks the rest of the way.
Vancoillie had had eight stitches removed earlier in the day from a skate cut
above a knee that he picked up when he was run over by a Wheatley player 11
BLADES BITS: The Blades were without Ian Campbell (school), Connor Wright
(suspension) and Jared Delaey (injury)…Wright was sitting out his third of a four
game-suspension…Referee Shawn Hamlin gave the Blades seven straight minor
penalties in the second half of the game and Wheatley none…The Blades were
one-for-four on the powerplay, and Wheatley did not score on eight powerplay
chances…The Blades have now won two of three meetings with the Sharks, with
both victories coming in Wheatley…Next action for the Blades will be Sunday
when the third-place Mooretown Flags come to town for a 7 p.m. game…The first
star of the game was Bowden, with the second star going to Ewald and the third