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Amherstburg's Rutckyj deadly on offense in 5-2 win against Blenheim
Story by Narrative Science.
Behind a great game by Blake Rutckyj, who had two goals, the Amherstburg Admirals defeated the Blenheim Blades, 5-2.Rutckyj scored on the power play at 18:06 into the first period to make the score 2-1 Amherstburg and again while 13:58 into the second to make the score 3-1 Amherstburg.
After the loss made the series score 3-0 in the best of seven series, Blenheim faces elimination next time out.
Amherstburg forced the Blades' goalies to work all game long, taking 35 shots and forcing 30 saves. Eric Stewardson made 19 stops and Klinton Kenney made 11. The Admirals excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in five chances.
Amherstburg also got points from Mark Sobocan, who also tallied one goal and two assists and Mark Gangnon, who also registered one goal and two assists to lead the team in points. Chad Copeland also scored for Amherstburg. In addition, Amherstburg received assists from James Brooks, who had two and Curtis Prymack and Marshal Laing, who contributed one each.
Amherstburg was unable to stop Blenheim from sending pucks towards the net, and the Blades eventually piled up 34 shots on goal.
Blenheim was led by Kirk McKillop, who had one goal. McKillop scored 16:08 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Matt Clark provided the assist. Blenheim also got a goal from Dylan Muzzatti as well. More assists for Blenheim came via Derek Muzzatti and Teddy McGeen, who each chipped in one.
Arren Romeril rejected 32 shots on goal for the Admirals. Amherstburg incurred 38 minutes in penalty time with nine minors. The Blades incurred 38 minutes in penalty time with nine minors.