There is seems to be something the Blenheim Blades like about
overtime as they are now 4-0 in OT games this year thanks to Brett
Wegrzyn’s goal at 3:59 of the first sudden-death period that gave the
Blades a 5-4 come-from-behind victory over the Petrolia Flyers Sunday
night at the Blenheim arena.
The victory ties the best-of-seven PJHL Western Conference final
series 1-1 with Game 3 set for Petrolia Thursday night at 7:30.
Game 4 will be Easter Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Blenheim arena.
The victory was a huge come-from-behind effort for the Blades who
trailed 4-1 with less than five minutes to go in the second period.
From then on it was all Blenheim as Seth Henderson scored his
second of the night at 16:11, with assists going to Alec Webster and
The goal was the second of the night for Henderson, who had not
scored in the playoffs going 10 games without a goal after getting 19
during the regular season.
AP callup Austin Drew, who plays with the Chatham ‘AA’ Midget
Cobras, then went to work in the third period to force overtime
scoring a pair of goals with Colton Shoemaker and Jared Delaey
assisting on the first, and Connor Roth and Delaey on the second.
The only other game Drew played for the Blades was the season
opener in Dresden against the Kings in which he also scored twice
giving him four goals in two PJHL games.
Sam Warriner, an AP from the South-Kent Midgets, and Sam
McKinlay assisted on Henderson’s first goal at 1:34 of the second
Andrew Jaques, Clay Dolbear, Landon Marcy and Nathan Clatworthy
had the Petrolia tallies.
BLADES BITS: In their three previous OT games this season the
Blades beat the Dresden Kings twice and the Wallaceburg
Thunderhawks once…Blenheim was once again missing six regulars –
Tate Bowden, Trent Amaro, Evan Wells, Ryan Terry, Sebastian
Stubberfield and Connor Hazzard – necessitating the call up of Drew,
Warriner and defenceman Owen Reeve…Caleb Pinsonneault was in
goal for Blenheim stopping 29 of 33 shots, while Tyler Richardson
turned away 29 of 34 fired on the Petrolia net…Attendance was
351…The ice time sponsor was Ridge Landfill Community Trust.