Oakville Blades split pair of weekend road games

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Published October 18, 2021 at 12:02 pm

The Oakville Blades sit in third places in OJHL's West Division after splitting a pair of weekend games on the road. OJHL PHOTO

The Oakville Blades grabbed three out of a possible four points available on the road this weekend in Ontario Junior Hockey League action.

The Blades opened the weekend with a 2-1 win over the Collingwood Blues on Friday, before dropping a 3-2 overtime decision to the Georgetown Raiders on Saturday night.

Oakville (4-1-0-1) sits in third place in a competitive West Division, trailing the first-place Raiders (6-0-0-0) and the Burlington Cougars (5-0-0-1).

In Collingwood, the Blades were outshot 39-23 but still managed to come away with the win thanks to a power-play goal by Parker Murray at 5:36 of the third period. Ethan Sullivan and Brendan Bowie earned the assists.

The two teams traded first-period goals in what would be a tight game. Oakille’s Michael Tiveron, with helpers from Andrew Brown and Bowie, opened the scoring at 14:36. The Blues didn’t take long to respond with Adam Murray beating Blades goaltender Cole DeFazio a little more than a minute later to even the score.

❗️GOAL CALL❗️

The @OakvilleBlades opened the scoring on the night of Friday, October 15, 2021, in Collingwood against the @CwoodBluesJrA, courtesy of beauty one-timer snipe by Brampton native, Michael Tiveron (@Mtiv888)…in @OJHLOfficial action!#GoBladesGo #MammaMia 🎙🔥🏒💯 pic.twitter.com/FhHHlcXLre

— Nicholas Fiore (@iitsFIORE) October 17, 2021

In Georgetown on Saturday, the Blades found themselves trailing 2-0 heading into the third, before rallying to force overtime.

Chase Strychaluk cut the lead in half at 7:46, with Owen Wilson and Sullivan drawing assists. Josh Kudo would then even things up at 12:26, with assists going to Mason Zebeski and Cole Weinger.

The rally fell short when Rhys Chiddenton scored the winner for Georgetown just 38 seconds into overtime.

DeFazio was strong in net for Oakville, turning aside 27 of the 30 shots he faced. The Blades held the Raiders scoreless on seven power-play chances.

The Blades continue their stretch of road games Tuesday night when they take on the Milton Menace. Game time is 7 p.m.

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