Blades Drop Kings For The Win
It was just over a week ago when the Blades squandered a three goal lead to the Dresden Kings for a loss. Last night in Blenheim when they got a two goal lead in the second they were able to withstand Dresden’s pressure and get the
The Kings got the early lead when Geoffrey Vandenboorn playing in his first game of the season scored at the 5:36 mark. Less than three minutes later former King, Kyle Hachey scored for the Blades to tie things up. Spencer Chatel scored at the 11:00 mark to give the Blades a lead. That would be all the scoring in the first.
Dresden pushed back and tied the game up when Matt Gaudrault scored at 4:03 of the second. The Blades regained the lead at 11:47 when their leading scorer potted his 16 th goal of the season. Ian Campbell gave the home team a two goal less than three minutes later, and that is how it would stay to finish the second.
In the third the Kings pushed hard and starting Blades goaltender Caleb Pinsonneault was tested several times making several good blocker and glove saves. Pinsonneault, playing his first game in three weeks due to injury got stronger as the game progressed and was selected as the 2nd game star. Dresden in need of a couple goals, pulled their goaltender Aiden Lucyk with over three minutes to play. The plan didn’t work and at 17:34, Blades Christian Moccia scored an empty net goal, to put his team up 5-2. With Lucyk back in goal, the Blades Nick Tetreault scored at 19:18 to put the final nail in the coffin and give his team a 6-4 win.
The game was very fun to watch, with several stretch passes getting through and producing scoring chances for both teams. Not a lot of penalties as the teams must have had the Christmas spirit. These two teams face off again next Friday in Dresden, and I predict a very exciting game, so try to get out for a view.