KAMLOOPS, B.C. (from Kamloops Blazers) — The Kamloops Blazers were stopped by the bars as they hit four crossbars or posts and ended up falling 4-1 to the Edmonton Oil Kings on Monday at the Sandman Centre.
The Blazers scored first as Sean Strange’s shot glanced off Jackson Shepard to make it 1-0 after the first period.
The Oil Kings replied with two goals early in the second period. Colton Kehler deflected a shot in to make it 1-1 just 1:20 into the second frame. Brendan Semchuk then gave the Oil Kings the lead 22 seconds later.
Kehler added another goal in the second to make it a 3-1 Oil Kings lead.
Ethan Cap added an empty-net goal for Edmonton with 31 seconds left in the third period.
The Blazers had their chances in the third period but goaltender Josh Dechaine came up big in a 4-1 Blazer loss.
The Blazers were 0-for-3 on the power play, while the Oil Kings were 1-for-1 on the night. Dylan Ferguson took the loss with 19 saves and Dechaine had the win with 29 saves.