Powerplay Helps Thunderhawks Top Blades

Wallaceburg Thunderhawks

Wallaceburg Thunderhawks goaltender Nolan Hakr tracks the puck, as teammate Joe Betterley ties up Blades forward Connor Wright. Hakr and his team collected their third win of the season at home Saturday night – Photo by Wyatt Williams / CKSN.ca

By Wyatt Williams

In a game that referee Chris Harwood was trying to keep the teams on a tight lease, the Thunderhawks played with discipline and found themselves with the man advantage frequently. Wallaceburg was on the powerplay fourteen times compared to Blenheim’s six. The Blades struggled to stay out of the box, and that allowed Wallaceburg to pick up their third win of the season with a 4-1 victory.

Wallaceburg’s Jeremy Oriet scored at the 5:38 mark of the 1st, while on a power play to give his team an early lead. At 16:06 of the first, Myles Fraser put the Thunderhawks up by two.

​8:15 into the second, Oriet picked up his second power play goal of the game to put the Thunderhawks up by a 3-0 score. Five minutes later Jake Vancoillie gave the home team a 4-0 lead. The Blades finally got on the scoreboard when their leading scorer Seth Henderson potted his 14th goal of the season with 59 seconds left in the second. Neither team was able to score in the third, and the score stood at 4-1 for the Thunderhawks win. Wallaceburg’s goaltender Nolan Hakr was solid, turning away 16 shots, and picked up an assist to help his cause. Since joining the Thunderhawks on a deal with Lakeshore, Hakr has 2 wins, and 3 loses and a 3.24 GAA.

​The Thunderhawks are now off till Tuesday, when they travel to Essex to take on the 73’s. Blenheim on the other hand plays a tough home game Sunday, against the league leading Lakeshore Canadiens.

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