Blenheim Novices Reign At Early Bird Tourney
To open the tournament Friday, Brayden Degelas put up a 5-goal performance, leading his Bleheim team to an 8-0 route of the Windsor Jr. Spitfires. Cam Wellington scored twice, and David Brown had the other goal, while Kalen Turner picked up 3 assists, and Sam Warriner had 2 assists.
In their second game facing the LaSalle Sabres, Degelas matched his opening game, by putting up another 5-goals. David Brown nearly matched Degelas’ scoring pace, popping the twine four times himself, while Brayden Segeren scored twice, and Wellington and Aiden Rigby each scored once as the Blenheim Reps dismantled LaSalle 12-0. Segeren, Degelas, and Remi Steen each added two assists.
Saturday, the Blenheim Blades Novice Reps didn’t give their opponents any easier ride, as they cruised to a 9-0 win over the Tecumseh Eagles. Brown and Degelas each scored hat tricks in the win, while Colby Caughy, Quinn Pickering, and Segeren scored singles. Brown also had two assists.
Facing Erie North Shore in their fourth game, Blenheim continued to pepper their opponents, winning 9-0. Degelas had another multi-goal game, scoring twice, while the rest of the scoring was distributed across their lineup with Brown, Warriner, Aiden Rigby, Pickering, Caughy, Segeren, and Kalen Turner each scoring one goal. Aiden Rigby set up two goals for a three point game.
In the championship game, Blenheim again faced the Windsor Jr. Spitfires, taking home the gold in convincing fashion, with an 11-1 win. Degelas finished the tournament with his largest goal output yet, putting 6-goals behind the Windsor goalie. In five games, Degelas totalled an incredible 21-goals. David Brown also capped off his tournament with his second hat trick of the weekend, while Segeren scored twice.