Blades Back up to Number 3 in the Country

Blades Back up to Number 3 in the Country
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Nicholas Fiore

Nicholas Fiore

Nicholas Fiore is the Play by Play Broadcaster for the Oakville Blades Junior A Hockey Club in the Ontario Junior Hockey League.

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The Blades have won 4 of their last 7 games. They fell short by a goal against Cobourg to close out the month of January. The other two losses were in sudden death overtime against Wellington and St. Michael’s. The Blades sport a: 39-5-1-4 record good for 83 points.Now, the Blades rank third in the Canadian Junior Hockey League. Only Oakville clinched a West Division playoff spot. Currently, the Buffalo Jr. Sabres are in second place.

As the 54 game season draws close to an end, the Blades are four points ahead of the second place North York Rangers for the league lead with two games in-hand. They have five games left in the regular season. The team look to win all of them, tying their franchise’s best record.

OJHL Division Leaders

  1. North Division: Markham with 58 points
  2. West Division: Oakville with 83 points
  3. South Division: North York with 79 points
  4. East Division: Cobourg with 69

West Division Rankings

  1. Oakville: 83 points
  2. Buffalo: 69 points
  3. Burlington: 53 points
  4. Brampton: 52 points
  5. Georgetown: 49 points
  6. Brantford: 37 points

Josh Leblanc #67 of the Burlington Cougars battle for the puck with Ryan O’Hara #25 of the Oakville Blades on February 2, 2019 at Sixteen Mile Sports Complex in Oakville, Ontario, Canada.
(Photo by Spencer Smye / OJHL Images)

They will hit the ice this Friday taking on the Georgetown Raiders at the Sixteen Mile Sports Complex.

Saturday afternoon the Blades are in Brampton at Memorial Arena against the Admirals for a 3 pm matinée game.

Monday, February 18th the Blades host their rivals the Burlington Cougars. This is an annual Family Day Game. Come out with your entire family for a 1:30 PM puck drop at the Sixteen Mile Sports Complex. Admission is FREE!

Then the Blades will end the regular season on a two game road trip. Thursday, February 21st they travel to Kingston to take on the Voyagers. On February 22nd they close the season with another game against their West Division rivals the Burlington Cougars.

Can’t make it to a Blades’ game? Watch games on hockeyTV.com or listen on OakvilleBlades.com.

Upcoming Oakville Blades Schedule

  1. Friday, February 15th at 7:00 PM vs Georgetown Raiders at 16 Mile Creek
  2. Saturday, February 16th at 3:00 PM vs Brampton Admirals at Brampton Memorial
  3. Monday, February 18th at 1:30 PM vs Burlington Cougars at 16 Mile Creek
  4. Thursday, February 21st at 7:00 PM vs Kingston Admirals at INVISTA Centre
  5. Friday, February 22nd at 7:30 vs Burlington Cougars at Appleby Arena

Nicholas Fiore’s twitter handle is @iitsFIORE. Additional stories by Nicholas are available on OakvilleNews.Org.


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