Buzzers Best Blades 3-2 on Saturday

Drew Worrad skates in the defensive zone

In a battle to see who would take over the lead in the south division, the Oakville Blades lost a 3-2 decision for the St. Michael’s Buzzers on Saturday night.

It took almost no time for the Blades to take the lead. At around 2:30, Ryan Foss sent the puck over to Jackson Bales, who then fed Bryce Misley in front. Misley didn’t get a good first chance at the puck, but made no mistake on the second go around as Oakville was able to take the 1-0 lead early.

But at 4:05, the Buzzers struck back. Cameron Wright was in all alone in the slot, rushing in on net. After getting a good grip on the puck, Wright flicked it over Brendan McGlynn’s glove and in for the 1-1 tie early in the contest.

With 1:13 left in the period, the Blades found themselves trailing. Finn Evans would break the tie, skating in and firing a hard wrist shot from the slot, giving the visitors the 2-1 lead.

The second period saw Oakville with the better puck control, but the Buzzers would be the next one to score. With 6:04 left in the second, Drake LaFontaine took a pass in front of the net and sent a hard wrist shot into the back of the net, putting the Blades behind by two goals in the game.

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Oakville had their fair share of chances, and with seven minutes to go, they finally found themselves within one. After a great pass from Christian Rajic, Foss found himself with a chance to score. He didn’t waste any effort, taking a wild one-timer to the right of Cosmin Lazzarino and scoring to make it 3-2 late in the contest. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to change the winner on Saturday, with the Blades splitting the weekend with a win and a loss.

The Blades will be back at home next Saturday when the Mississauga Chargers come to town at 7:30 PM. Hope to see you there!

 

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