First-place Lakeshore too much for Blades

BELLE RIVER – Tuesday night the then unbeaten (23-0-0-0) Lakeshore
Canadiens travelled down the road to Essex to play the second-place
Essex 73’s in Provincial Junior Hockey League Stobbs Division action,
and in the process lost their first game on the year – 6-4 – to the 73’s.
Friday night the Blenheim Blades travelled to Belle River and found
out that the Canadiens probably weren’t really pleased about losing as
the now 24-1-0-0 club handed the Blades an 8-1 defeat.
Blenheim remains in fifth place in the division with an 11-14-0-0
record, one point up on the sixth-place Wheatley Sharks who beat the
Dresden Kings 4-3 in overtime Friday in Dresden.
Blenheim will now be idle until Saturday, Feb. 19 when they travel to
Wallaceburg to play the ninth-place Thunderhawks at 7:30 p.m., with
the Petrolia Flyers coming to Blenheim Sunday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m.
Friday Lakeshore scored a pair of goals 29 seconds apart (7:52 and
8:21) in the first period to start their scoring.
The Canadiens added four more in the middle 20 minutes, and a pair
in the third period, while the lone Blenheim tally came off the stick of
Trent Amaro at 4:33 of the third period.
Alex Webster and Connor Wright assisted on Amaro’s seven goal of
the year.
Trevor Larue netted two tallies for Lakeshore, with Jake Nimmo, Kyle
Walker, Luka Mesic, Dylan Weston, Marco Sladojie and Bryce Scarlett
adding on each.
BLADES BITS: Caleb Pinsonneault was in net the entire game for the
Blades and faced 42 shots, while his teammates managed on 14 on the
Lakeshore netminder Romano Liburdi…Not dressed for the Blades were
Ben Barnard, Jared Delaey, Cameron Hazzard and Jeff Carey…The

Blades have seven games remaining – four at home (Petrolia, Essex,
Lakeshore and Wheatley), and three on the road (Wallaceburg,
Mooretown and Petrolia)…Attendance was 398.