Oakville Blades win their third Buckland Cup

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Oakville Blades win their third Buckland Cup
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Nicholas Fiore

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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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On Thursday evening, April 18th, the Oakville Blades completed the sweep of the defending champions Wellington Dukes. They’ve now won their third Buckland Cup.

That was the first sweep the Ontario Junior Hockey League Championship Series has witnessed in 21 years.  The last time was in 1998 when the Milton Merchants beat the Trenton Sting in four games.

The Blades started off the series at home with an impressive 6-0 shutout.  Rookie goaltender Will Barber really stepped up.

Then they invaded Lehigh Arena in Wellington for game two to win 4-3. A very close affair but the Blades won the battle.

Next the team came home for game three and were victorious 3-1. The line of Spencer Kersten, Kyle Lewis and Josh Nixon led the game.

Finally Thursday evening the Oakville Blades captured their third Buckland Cup title after defeating the Wellington Dukes 3-2. Harrison Israels scored two goals. During a power play assistant captain, Garrett Pyke scored the winning goal.

Blades reach the OJHL Buckland Cup Final

Future Princeton University man Spencer Kersten finished with 24 points in the entire playoffs as he earned the Buckland Cup finals MVP award.

The Oakville Blades have now earned a berth into the Dudley Hewitt Cup which will be hosted by the Cochrane Crunch in Cochrane, Ontario from April 30 to May 4.

This championship consist of four teams from the Central Canadian Junior A Region.

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