Canadiens Power Play Too Much For Blades

By Wyatt Williams

Photo by Wyatt Williams

The Blenheim Blades came very close to getting a win against the always powerful Lakeshore Canadiens Sunday night at home. The Blades had the lead two times in the game, but penalties in the third cost them two goals and the win.

Lakeshore’s Spencer Higginbottom got the first goal of the game at 12:49 of the first, but 5 minutes later on the power play Ethan Waddick would reply for the Blades. The second period would remain scoreless until Tate Bowden would give the Blades lead with less than three minutes remaining in the period.

Lakeshore would tie the game at 2-2 five minutes into the 3rd period on a goal by Neil Garvey. The Blades regained the lead on a goal by Ian Campbell at 7:47. Unfortunately a tripping penalty on the Blades allowed the Canadiens to tie the game up at 9:57 on a power play goal by Bradin Metcalfe. Another penalty by the Blades put Lakeshore on the power play, and at 14:24 Eric Bisson scored to put Lakeshore into the lead with a 4-3 score. The Canadiens took a late penalty, but Blenheim was unable to take advantage. The Blades were forced to pull goaltender Owen Lemieux for the extra attacker and Lakeshore’s Marco Sladoje iced the game on an empty net at 19:10.

Pictured Aboce: Blades Brad McAlpine has the puck deflected off his
stick by Canadiens goaltender Romano Liburdi. Lakeshore
would go on to win the game 5-3.

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