Blades Holding Strong at Halfway Point

Although the puck has yet to drop on the NHL season, the Great Lakes Junior C schedule has reached the halfway mark.

As they have in recent seasons, the Essex 73s and Belle River Canadiens have a firm grasp on first and second overall in the league. With the new standings format, which has eliminated the use of a North and South division in the league, the Blenheim Blades are the third place team.

The Blades sit three points ahead of the Wheatley Sharks with a 11-7-0-1 record through 19 games.

Blenheim products Tyler Clarke and Cam Aitken are pacing Blenheim’s scorers with 14 and 11 points respectively. Goaltender Dylan Vanderpol helped the Blades to a strong September, winning player of the month honours.

The Dresden Kings currently sit sixth, but are only a point behind Alvinston and two points behind Wheatley.

After a strong first month to the season, the Wallaceburg Lakers floundered in October, dropping to eighth in the nine team league. Wallaceburg recently had their top defenseman from last season, Jordan Durston, rejoin their roster. Durston made an instant impact scoring 4 points in his second game back.

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