After ending a four-game losing streak with a 3-1 win in Wheatley Wednesday,
and a 6-5 overtime victory Saturday in Wallaceburg, the fourth-place Blenheim
Blades played host to the first-place undefeated Lakeshore Canadiens Sunday
night and dropped a 5-2 decision to the Provincial Junior Hockey League Stobbs
Division leaders before 327 fans at the Blenheim Memorial Arena.
The Blades now have a 5-5-0-0 record for 10 points, and remain one point up of
the fifth-place Wheatley Sharks.
Thursday the Blades will host the sixth-place Amherstburg Admirals at 7 p.m.,
and then be home again Sunday to the last place Wallaceburg Thunderhawks at 7
The Blades opened the scoring Sunday thanks to a goal at 1:42 of the first
period by veteran defenceman Sebastian Stubberfield, with assists going to
Connor Roth and Trent Amaro.
The Canadiens tied things on a goal by Eric Bisson at 7:36, and it stayed that
way until 10:08 of the middle 20 minutes when Dylan Weston scored on a
powerplay to put Lakeshore up 2-1
The Blades’ Barnard, with his four tally of the year, scored with 36 seconds left
in the period to send the teams to their dressing room tied 2-2 after 40 minutes.
Colton Shoemaker and Ayden McKinlay set up Barnard’s goal.
At nine seconds of the third period Shoemaker took a minor slashing penalty
and Josh Cyrenne scored at 42 seconds to give the Canadiens the lead for good.
Just 27 seconds later Eric Laure made it 4-2 Lakeshore, with Adam Pizzo scoring
shorthanded, empty net tally with a minute to play.
BADES BITS: Lakeshore outshot the Blades 27-26 with the Blenheim holding the
edge in shots in the first period (11-10) and the third (7-6)…Not dressed for the
Blades were Brett Wegrzyn, Jeff Carey and Jared Delaey…The young Blades in 10
games have scored 31 goals and given up 31, while the Canadiens in nine games
have scored 47 and allowed just 15.…The Blades continue to be tied for second in
penalty minutes with the Petrolia Flyers with a 193 minutes, while the Canadiens
have a division low 100…Essex 73s lead the way with 273…Sunday’s ice sponsor
was Leighton Rumble Memorial Night.