Logo for the Wheatley Omstead Sharks Jr. C hockey team. (Courtesy of Brad Hyatt & the Wheatley Sharks)

Wheatley Dominates Blenheim 7-3

The Wheatley Omstead Sharks scored four straight goals on their way to a 7-3 home win over the Blenheim Blades Monday night.

With the victory, the Sharks move into a seventh-place tie with the Blades in the PJHL Stobbs Division. Each has 19 points.

Bryce Broad overcame his game misconduct from Sunday’s game against Mooretown to open the scoring for the Blades at 1:17 in the first period.  Near the midway point of the frame, the Sharks scored the first of two straight goals, this one from Cole Butler on the power play to tie it up. Cam Pickersgill scored the other goal soon after for a 2-1 Wheatley lead. Both teams exchanged a goal each before the first intermission. Dede Cato tied the game for Blenheim on the power play, but Antonio Ciampa responded for Wheatley to give his team the lead 3-2.

In the second period, the Blades tied the game once more when Brayden Seliga scored at 7:56. Dawson Iles scored for the Sharks later in the stanza to take the lead for good. It was also a wild period during which Blenheim’s John Montgomery received a game misconduct for checking from behind. Teammate Nick Delyzer ended the period with a spearing double-minor and a discriminatory slur gross misconduct, ending his night.

Cam Pickersgill scored his second goal of the game at 1:54 in the third. This was followed by lamplighters from teammates Alexe Saliba and the other Pickersgill, Jake.

Daniel Tonietto was the winning goalie for the Sharks with 22 saves out of 25 shots. Eric Stewardson had 30 saves for the Blades.

The Sharks host the Lakeshore Canadiens Saturday night. Blenheim welcomes Amherstburg Sunday night.