PETROLIA – The Blenheim Blades wrapped up the away portion of
their Provincial Junior Hockey League Stobbs Division 2021-22 season
Thursday night when they travelled to Petrolia to play the Flyers and
came home with a 6-4 win.
The sixth-place Blades are now 14-17-0-0 to date and will wrap up the
home portion of the season Sunday night when they host the Wheatley
Sharks at 7 p.m. at the Blenheim Memorial Arena.
Their best-of-seven Stobbs Division quarter-final playoff series with
the third-place finishing Mooretown Flags will kick off Wednesday in
Mooretown at 7:30 p.m.
Game 2 will be Thursday at the Blenheim Memorial Arena at 7, with
Game 3 in Mooretown Saturday, Mar. 12 at 7:30, and Game 4 back in
Blenheim Sunday, Mar. 13 at 7.
Thursday’s win was decided early as the Blades had a 3-0 lead by the
8:56 mark of the first period, and a 4-2 edge after 20 minutes.
Six different players had goals for Blenheim – Connor Roth (5th), Brett
Wegrzyn (2nd), Jeff Carey (2nd), Seth Henderson (19th), Zach Van
Boxtel (5th) and Ian Campbell (5th).
Campbell, Wegrzyn, Alex Webster, Tyler Ewald, Trent Amaro, Ben
Barnard, Alec Edwards and Evan Wells had an assist each for the
Andrew Jaques, Bailey Moffatt, Tanner Hull and Clay Dolbear scored
Jake Vancoillie was in net for Blenheim and made 30 saves while his
teammates fired 38 shots at Petrolia netminder Cole Irwin.
BLADES BITS: Not dressed for the Blades were Sebastian Stubberfield,
Jared Delaey, Ayden McKinlay and Connor Wright…The Blades and
Flyers played against each other four times with Blenheim winning
three of the games…Seven of eight quarter-final playoff spots have
been decided with only the eighth and final one to go…The Wallaceburg
Thunderhawks and the Dresden Kings have 11 points each and play
Friday night in Dresden…It will be Dresden’s final regular season
contest, while Wallaceburg wraps things up Sunday in
Amherstburg…Whichever teams finished eighth will then play the first-
place Lakeshore Canadiens, while second-place Essex 73’s will meet
Petrolia and Wheatley will open up against Amherstburg…Attendance