There are no records to check since the Blenheim Blades were formed in 1965,
but there is a good chance three Blades set a team record Saturday night during
the club’s 11-3 pounding of the Dresden Kings on Dave Baldwin Alumni Night
before 315 fans at the Blenheim Memorial Arena.
Seth Henderson, Tate Bowden and Evan Wells each had hat tricks – Henderson
actually scored four times and picked up three assists for a seven point night,
while Wells and Bowden had an assist each as their team cruised to its seventh
victory against eight defeats in this current Provincial Junior Hockey League
Stobbs Division season.
The Blades remain in fifth place with 14 points, one up on the Wheatley Sharks
and three behind the Amherstburg Admirals, who were upset 4-3 by the
Wallaceburg Thunderhawks in Wallaceburg Saturday night.
Blenheim’s other goal came from Trent Amaro, who now has four while
Henderson and Bowden have nine each and Wells also four.
Connor Roth and Tyler Ewald picked up three assists apiece and Amaro had two
along with Zack Van Boxtel.
Sam and Ayden McKinlay had two assists each with single helpers going to Ben
Barnard, Alex Edwards, Evan Minnie, Ian Campbell and Sebastian Stubberfield.
In all 14 players picked up a point.
The Blades led 7-0 before the Kings Ethan Carruthers broke goalie Eric
Pinsonneault’s bid for a shutout with a goal at 3:38 of the second period.
Andrew Earley and Ethan Waddick had the other Dresden goals as the Blades
led 8-3 after 40 minutes.
The third period stayed scoreless until the Blades added three goals in the last
minute and 50 seconds to complete the route.
BLADES BITS: Prior to the game former Blade and current Blades Alumni
president Dave O’Brien was inducted into the Blenheim Blades Hall of Fame…The
Blades outshot the Kings 42-23…The team now have toques and hats for sale at
the admission desk for $15 each…Next game will be Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in
Wheatley against the Sharks…The next Sunday the third-place Mooretown Flags
make their first visit this season to the Blenheim arena for a 7 p.m. game…The
three stars were in order – Henderson, Bowden and Wells…The ice time sponsors
were Century 21 O’Brien Inc. and Art Huffman Jr.