Flags Move Into First After Beating Blades

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Blades forwards David Cooke (24) and Ben Barnard (34) watch for the point shot, in front of Flags goaltender Jake Wilkens. Wilkens and his teammates handed the Blades a 5-1 loss Sunday night in Blenheim – Photo by Wyatt Williams / CKSN.ca

By Wyatt Williams ​

The Blenheim Blades dropped their game to the Mooretown Flags by a score of 5-1. The win moved the Flags into the top spot in the division, but the second place Lakeshore Canadiens have played two fewer games.

​In Blenheim Sunday night the Blades learned that they have some work to do in order to run with the top dogs. With the Blades on a power play, Mooretown’s Greg Hay broke in to score a shorthanded goal. The Blades had moments when they competed well with the Flags, and were only down by a goal after twenty minutes.

The second period saw only one goal scored, and again it was Hay. This would send the Blades to the dressing room, down by a 2-0 score. Early in the third, the Flags would score again to go up by three. This time it was Max Steeves with the goal. Blenheim finally got on the scoreboard when Seth Henderson notched his tenth, and team leading goal of the season. At about the halfway mark of the third, Flags Hay scored again to complete his hat trick. The Blades then took the next three penalties and Mooretown made them pay when Garrett Miller scored on their first power play to make it 5-1 .

Flags goaltender Jake Wilkens played a strong game stopping 27 of 28 shots. Blades goaltender Chris Dewulf also had solid game, facing 40 shots.

​Blenheim will next travel to Lakeshore Friday, Oct 25 to play the always strong Canadiens.

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