Blades Swept By Lakeshore
The Blenheim Blades made a go of it through four games, but find themselves on the outside looking in after a 2-1 loss on home ice, swept by the top seeded Lakeshore Canadiens.
Nick Delyzer scored the long Blenheim goal on Sunday night, with assists to senior players John Montgomery and Bryce Broad.
The Blades made it a much more interesting opening round than many expected, with three of the four games decided by one goal. Game 2 was also a one-goal game before an empty netter put things on ice.
Kyle Brothers (no, not THAT Kyle Brothers) opened the scoring for Lakeshore. Colin Sartor’s second period power play goal proved to be the game-winner.
Blenheim’s Eric Stewardson turned away 22 of the 24 shots he faced in his final game at the PJHL level.
Stewardson, Montgomery, Broad and Brayden Seliga, all over-agers, suited up for the final time as members of the Blades. Blenheim team executives and coaching staff thank them for their service and wish them the very best.
The Essex 73’s also advanced to the second round of the post-season after sweeping Petrolia on Sunday night.
— Lonnie Hamilton (@jlh2hamilton) February 12, 2018
Words can not express how much these 4 have ment to the team. Thank you doesn’t seem like enough. @Yawnny6 @EricStewardson_ @Bryce_Broad_17 @BraydenSeliga #overagers #bladesfamily #alwaysablade #BlenheimBlades pic.twitter.com/Jzdkh1AD5C
— Blenheim Blades (@BlenheimBlades) February 12, 2018
It has been a journey that went by way to fast. Thanks for the opportunity to represent a great town and organization for the past 5 years. Going to miss it
— Brayden Seliga (@BraydenSeliga) February 12, 2018