Mooretown eliminates Blades from playoffs in five games

MOORETOWN – The Blenheim Blades travelled to Mooretown
Wednesday night for Game 5 of their Provincial Junior Hockey League
Stobbs Division quarter-final series hoping for a repeat of their Game
4 victory Sunday in Blenheim, but that was not the case as the
Mooretown Flags beat the Blades 8-1 to win the best-of-seven series
in five games.
The Flags will now go on to a best-of-seven semi-final against the
Essex 73’s, while the other semi-final will see the Lakeshore
Canadiens play the Wheatley Sharks, as Lakeshore eliminated the
Wallaceburg Thunderhawks in four straight games Wednesday as
As for the Blades it appears they will now play a PJHL Tier 2 best-of-
seven series with the Dresden Kings. An announcement on Tier 2 play
will likely be made Saturday or Sunday with game dates to come later.
The Blades were the only team of the bottom three playoff clubs to
beat one of the top three finishing teams – Mooretown, Essex and
Lakeshore – to win a series game taking Game 4 3-2 in Blenheim.
Wednesday night the Blades were in the game trailing 2-1 with just
a little over five minutes left in the second period, however the Flags
scored three powerplay goals – one at 15:39 of the middle 20
minutes, and two more in the third period enroute to the win.
Jake Vince and Brock Barber netted two tallies each for Mooretown,
with singles going to Tristen Konrad, Logan Gardner, Brodie Conlon
and Nolan Farr.
Evan Wells had the Blades lone tally at 12:22 of the second period to
make the score 2-1, with assists going to Alex Edwards and Connor

Referee Kyle Mallor assessed the Blades 15 penalties, while just
calling just six on the Flags. In one stretch he gave the Blades six in a
BLADES BITS: Caleb Pinsonneault was in goal for Blenheim, and
faced 56 shots, while the Blades had 31 on Mooretown netminder
Nathan King…Blades forward Tate Bowden was assessed a
discrimination penalty at 15:08 of the third period, and could face a
lengthy suspension when the PJHL looks at the case…Bowden and
Seth Henderson, the leading goal scorers during the regular season
with 19 each, were held scoreless in the series…Not dressed for the
Blades were Evan Minnie, Jared Delaey, Ryan Terry, Tyler Ewald and
Connor Roth…AP Sam Warriner was in the lineup…Attendance was