Quick scored at 1:46 into the third period to make the score 4-0 Wheatley and again while 19:51 into the third to make the score 7-3 Wheatley.
Referees had their hands full with a major incident at 8:25 into the third period. Four fighting penalties were dished out along with two game misconducts.
Wheatley’s penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on five Blenheim power plays. The Sharks outdid their season average for goals scored. Wheatley has scored at the pace of 3.8 goals per game during the current campaign.
Wheatley additionally got points from Riley Babkirk, who also tallied one goal and two assists. Wheatley also got a goal from Brett Bowman as well. Other players who recorded assists for Wheatley were Eric Rivard, who had two and Kurtis Ouellette, Brett Babkirk, Kevin Sawatzky, Brian Johnson, Dan Matoski, and Jon Woelk, who each chipped in one.
Blenheim was helped by Trevor Sparks, who grabbed one goal. Zach Mailloux also scored for Blenheim. More assists for Blenheim came via Zack Horvath, who had two and Jordan Durston, Matt Speed, Aaron Pastorius, and Tyler Oglan, who contributed one a piece.
The Sharks’ Marc Tremblay stopped 20 shots out of the 23 that he faced. Wheatley totaled 22 minutes in penalty time with six minors and two majors and went 1-for-4 on the power play. Team’s Zach Wilson and Luke Gagnon were slapped with misconducts and ejected from the game. The Blades’ starting goalie, Dylan Vanderpol, made 17 saves and finished with the loss before he was taken out in favor of Justin Pratt, who stopped six shots. Blenheim ended with 20 minutes in penalty time with five minors and two majors. For the Blades, Jake ONeil and Pastorius were ejected from the contest.
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