Blenheim Blades Hand Wallaceburg 7th Straight Loss
All the Wallaceburg Lakers want for Christmas is to get back in the win column as the Blenheim Blades handed Wallaceburg their 7th straight loss. Facing Essex and Belle River, the top two teams in the league, on December 27 and 28, the Lakers could potentially go 0-9 in December.
Although Wallaceburg put on a late game charge, the Blenheim Blades would take home a 4-3 win.
Peppering new Wallaceburg goaltender with 21 shots in the first period, Andrew France was able to put one to the back of the net only 28 seconds into the game to give Blenheim the 1-0 lead. Taylor Phillips picked up an assist on the play.
Heading into the second period, Blenheim struck again early on a goal from Tyler Clarke, assisted by Phillips and Neven Wiebenga. On their first shot of the period, Wallaceburg’s Jeff Nolfo struck back only 34 seconds later.
In the third, Clarke scored his second of the game from Phillips and Wiebenga. Matt Speed, who started this season with the Chatham Maroons, made it 4-1, putting another dagger in the Lakers comeback hopes.
Nolfo would score again for the Lakers, followed by Joe Allison as the home team feverishly pushed to tie the game, but time was not on their side as the final buzzer sounded with a score of
Wallaceburg goaltender Devin Cove was shelled with 54 shots while the Lakers only managed to fire 28 on Blenheim goalie Brandon Cowell.
Wallaceburg is now off until December 27 when they face the Essex 73s, while Blenheim waits until December 30 when they face the Dresden Kings.