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Jr. Hockey Wrap Up for January 7, 2018

Tyler Ryan stopped all 19 shots he faced as the Essex 73s shut out the Amherstburg Integrity Admirals 5-0 Sunday at the Libro Centre.

The 73s cling to a one-point lead in the PJHL Stobbs Division standings with 47 points. The Admirals are in fourth place, but have 44 points.

Essex put up two goals in the first period. Riley Meyerink and Anthony Cristofaro each lit the lamp on the power play.

The remaining three goals came in the middle frame for the 73s. William Stadder, Quinn Fazekas and Luke Gecse were the scorers. A brawl late in the second period resulted in a game misconduct for the Addys’ Michael Hatch, plus misconducts for Amherstburg’s Ryan Alexander and Dylan Muzzatti and Essex’s Stadder and Wyatt O’Neill.

There was no scoring in the third period, but misconducts were issued to Amherstburg’s Zach Yott and Essex’s Sylvano Valente.

Ben Larder stopped 27 shots for the Admirals before being pulled after the second period for Jared Ratko, who stopped all seven shots he faced.

The 73s host Wallaceburg Tuesday night while Amherstburg travels to Mooretown Saturday.

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Bryce Broad scored twice as the Blenheim Blades beat the Wheatley Omstead Sharks 6-2 at home.

The Blades are in seventh place in the Stobbs Division with 26 points. The Sharks are right behind with 24 points.

Parker Boyle’s goal at 1:42 in the first period put Wheatley on the board first. Michael Vanek tied the game for the Blades less than three minutes later.

Blenheim scored two back-to-back goals in the second period. Carter Wright put the Blades in the lead at 55 seconds into the frame, then Drew Marlatt scored on the power play. Jake Pickersgill then got a goal back for Wheatley, but Broad’s first goal of the night late in the period gave the Blades a 4-2 lead after 40 minutes of play.

Lucas Fancy and Broad added two more unanswered goals for the Blades in the third period.

Chris DeWulf had 26 saves in the net for Blenheim. Daniel Tonietto took the loss for Wheatley, stopping 25 shots.

Wheatley hosts Mooretown Monday night. The Blades travel to Lakeshore Friday.