Blades explode for 11 goals in win over Wallaceburg
Scoring goals has been a problem all season for the Blenheim Blades, however that was not the case Sunday night when the last-place Wallaceburg Thunderhawks paid a visit to the Blenheim Memorial Arena.
The Blades jumped out to a 4-0 first period lead, then saw Wallaceburg get the first tally in the second period, before scoring four more times, then added three more in the final 20 minutes for an 11-1 victory before 325 fans.
The win was the 11th of the season for the Blades, and the two points gained ties them for sixth place with the idle Petrolia Flyers in the Provincial Junior Hockey League’s Stobbs Division.
Both teams have 27 points, and are two up on the eighth-place Dresden Kings.
The Blades will now be idle until Sunday when the Wheatley Sharks come to town for a 7 p.m. contest.
It was a big night for Wallaceburg native resident Tyler Davis as he scored three times for the Blades, with Jackson Boucher adding two goals and Malcolm Campbell, Carter Wright, Ben Barnard, Alex Cunningham, Christian Moccia and Tate Bowden chipping in with a goal each.
Both Boucher’s tallies came on the powerplay.
Barnard had four assists to go with his goal and Carter Wright three. Seth Henderson also had three assists.
Wallaceburg’s lone goal came on powerplay off the stick of Austin Rajsigl.
Caleb Pinsonneault was in goal for Blenheim and faced 23 shots stopping 22 of them, while Nolan Haker played the first 56 minutes and 51 seconds in the Wallaceburg net giving up 10 goals on 31 shots.
Jacob Lister finished the game facing four shots and allowing one to het by him.
BLADES BITS: The Blades Alumni will be hosting a Steak Night Monday, Jan. 29 at 6 p.m. at the Blenheim Legion…Derek Hueni, Connor Wright and Nick Tetreault did not dress for the Blades…The 11 goals scored were the most in one game for a Blades team since they beat the then Wallaceburg Lakers 13-1 on Sept. 17, 2017…The three stars were Davis, Barnard and Boucher.