Blades Dominate Kings In Weekend Matchup
By Wyatt Williams
One constant in the PJHL was you could always count on a Dresden Kings/ vs. Blenheim Blades game to be worth the price of admission.
The rivalry between these two has gone on for decades, and even when one was having a better season than their counterpart, somehow the game would entertain.
Sadly, that was not the case Friday in Dresden, where the Blades soundly trounced the Kings by a 7-2 score. It was not the score that disappointed this fan, but rather the lack of fight in the Dresden team. The Blades had a 2-0 lead after one, on goals by Aiden McKinlay and Connor Roth. Darby Lemieux would score a pair in the second period and Ben Brooks would also score to give the visiting Blades 5-0 lead to start the third. Shortly into
the third Aiden McKinlay would pot his second of the game, with the Blades now up 6-0. It wasn’t until just past the 14:00 mark that the Kings Trent Amaro would score. Blenheim’s Noah Prodhomme would put them up 7-1, with Trent Amaro scoring his second in the final seconds of the game. Let’s hope this was just a one of game, as these two teams have delivered a good game for years.
Pictured Above: Kings goaltender Joseph Malinowski had a long night, giving up 7 goals and facing 43 shots. The Blades would take this one 7-2.