Blades Bounce Back With Win Over Thunderhawks
After suffering an overtime loss to the Dresden Kings Friday nights, they were able to leave Wallaceburg with a win tonight. The Thunderhawks were in the game right up to the final buzzer, but were not able to get the tying goal to force overtime. The Blades left town with a 4-3 win, and now are in sole possession of third place in the West division.
The game was a penalty plagued, which took the flow away, but helped the Thunderhawks stay close. Blenheim scored first, when Seth Henderson scored 6:27 into the game while on a power play. The Blades would go up by two when Christian Moccia scored his first of two goals at the 9:48 mark. Wallaceburg bounced back with a power play goal by Jake Vancoillie at the 13:37 mark.
In the second, Thunderhawks Blake Doe scored while on a power play. The teams would go to the dressing rooms, tied at 2-2.
In the third, Christian Moccia found himself on a breakaway after a nice pass. He was able to beat Wallaceburg goaltender Jacob Lister, for his second of the night. At the 13:41 mark and short handed, the Blades struck again, when Alex Cunningham found the back of the net to make it 4-2. The Thunderhawks kept pushing, and with the Blades down a man, Jake Vancoillie scored his second of the night, with less than six minutes remaining. That would round out the scoring and the game ended with Wallaceburg one short.
Wallaceburg’s goaltender Jacob Lister had a very solid outing helping his team stay in contact. Blenheim’s Seth Henderson had a three point night with a goal and two assists.