PETROLIA – The Petrolia Flyers broke a 2-2 first period tie
with three second period tallies, and went on to defeat the
Blenheim Blades 6-2 in a penalty-filled Provincial Junior
Hockey League Tier 2 round-robin play Thursday night in
Both the Flyers and the Blades have now played three games
in the round-robin series with Petrolia winning two and
The Dresden Kings, the other team in the series, have just
play twice and have a win and a loss, and will hit the ice Friday
in Dresden to tangle with the Flyers who they beat 6-4 last
week before losing the Blade Blades 4-3 in overtime last
Should the Flyers win tonight they will be three and one,
and clinch one of the two stops in the upcoming best-of-seven
final series. A Dresden win would put both teams at 2-2.
The Blades host the Kings Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Blenheim
arena in a game that will likely decide which team moves on.
Thursday the Blades fell behind 2-0 early in the first period,
but came back to even things at 2-2 on goals by Brett Wegrzyn
and Evan Wells to send the teams to their dressing rooms
even after 20 minutes.
Zach Van Boxtel assisted on Wegrzyn’s goal and Jeff Carey
set up Wells.
From then on it was all Petrolia as Keegan Watson scored
twice and Landon Marcy once to put the Flyers up 5-2 after
The first period Petrolia tallies went to Andrew Jaques and
Tanner Hull, with a third-period goal by Clay Dolbear
wrapping up the scoring for the night.
BLADES BITS: The Blades were once again shorthanded six
regulars – Tate Bowden (game three of a seven-game
suspension), Seth Henderson (work commitment), Ryan Terry
and Sebastian Stubberfield (injuries), Jared Delaey (college
exam) and Cameron Hazzard (elected not to play in the round-
robin)…Trent Amaro picked up a match head-checking penalty
at 20 minutes of the third period, and will likely be suspended
for four games…Petrolia held a 31-30 edge in shots after two
periods, but outshot Blenheim 19-5 in the final 20 minutes for
a 51-36 edge overall…Jake Vancoillie was in net for the
Blades…The game was a penalty filled contest with the Flyers
taking 58 minutes and the Blades 44.