WALLACEBURG – After not playing since Feb. 6 the Blenheim Blades
returned to Provincial Junior Hockey League Stobbs Division action
Saturday night by travelling to Wallaceburg and defeating the
The win ended a three-game losing streak for the Blades, who now
have a 12-14-0-0 record good for 24 points. Blenheim sits in sixth place
in the nine-team division, eight points ahead of the seventh-place
Petrolia Flyers and one point behind the fifth-place Wheatley Sharks.
The Blades return to action Sunday night when they host the Flyers at
7 p.m. at the Blenheim Memorial Arena.
Tyler Ewald scored at 19:59 of the first period to give the Blades a 1-0
lead after 20 minutes. The goal was his ninth of the season with assists
going to Seth Henderson and Jeff Carey.
Aaron Rice, on a powerplay, evened the score for the Thunderhawks
when he put a puck past Blades netminder Caleb Pinsonneault with
4:30 gone in the second period.
Just under two minutes later Tate Bowden put the Blades ahead to
stay with his 17th goal of the season. It was set up by Evan Wells and
Ewald then upped the Blades lead to 3-1 with his second goal of the
night at 15:02, with assists going to Henderson and Colton Shoemaker.
Wallaceburg’s Blade Doe cut the Blenheim margin to 3-2 with a
powerplay tally at 9:19 of the final 20 minutes.
Wells then rounded out the scoring with his eighth goal of the year at
10:58, and his ninth on a powerplay at 12:57.
Alex Webster and Ewald assisted on the first goal and Alec Webster
and Trent Amaro did the same on the second.
BLADES BITS: Not dressed for Blenheim were Ben Barnard, Jared
Delaey, Connor Roth, Brett Wegrzyn and Zach Van Boxtel…Sam
Warriner played his second game for the Blades as a callup, and was
ejected in the third period when he was assessed a five-minute fighting
penalty, an instigator major and an aggressor major…He will have to
serve a three-game suspension with his minor hockey team, and will
not be able to play with the Blades again until those three games are
served…The Blades outshot Wallaceburg 49-33.