Blades Advance, Oust The Kings
In front of 657 people in Dresden, the Blades ended up on the winning end of a 5-3 decision.
To open the game Dresden’s Ryan Malott got the Kings on the board. Blenheim responded quickly with goals from Drew Marlatt and Kier Cumming to take a 2-1 lead heading into the first intermission.
In the second, the Kings took the lead with goals by Kevin Ritzer and Geoffry VandenBoorn.
Bryce Broad tied it up at 3-3, scoring for the Blades midway through the frame.
The second period also saw a moment Kings fans will still be talking about for some time, the Kings scored to take a a 4-3 lead, only to have the goal called off as the referee ruled the net was off before the puck crossed the line. During moments of pressure, it was a common occurrence to see the Blenheim net dislodged throughout this series, angering Kings fans.
Instead, the game headed to the third period tied 3-3.
Less than three minutes into the final period, Kier Cumming created a turnover at his own blueline, beat another Kings defender, and streaked in along the goal line, burying a bad angle shot, which would stand as the series clinching goal. Cumming finished the night with 3-points.
Carter Wright would later score an empty net goal to secure the 5-3 victory.
Blenheim will not face the top ranked Lakeshore Canadiens.