BLAZERS WIN ON LATE HEROICS
Matt Revel haunted his former team on Tuesday night. He scored two goals, including the game winner with 19.8 seconds left, to lift the Blazers (12-13-3-2) to a 4-3 win over the Saskatoon Blades (7-19-2-0).
For the fourth straight game, the Blazers had a rough first period allowing three goals on nine shots.
Alex Forsberg created a turnover and put a shot just under the crossbar to make it 1-0 for the Blades 1:47 into the game.
The Blades added to lead as Landon Welykholowa scored on a rebound on the power play as the Blades had a 2-0 lead 2:37 into the game.
Cameron Hebig made it 3-0 as he had some puck luck to score on a 5-on-3 power play.
The Blazers played well despite the deficit as they outshot the Blades 15-9 in the period.
The second period was another strong period for the Blazers as they had the puck most of the game.
The Blazers got one back in the second period as Logan McVeigh centered a pass to Luke Harrison for his sixth goal of the season.
The Blazers trailed 3-1 going into the third period.
In the third period, the Blazers pressed hard and fired a season high 24 shots on goal.
Credit to 17-year-old Blades goaltender Nik Amundrud who was outstanding on the night as he faced 49 shots.
The Blazers cut into the lead with 6:24 to go as Matt Revel scored his eighth goal of the season against his former team to make it a 3-2 deficit.
The Blazers continued to press and finally with 36.8 seconds left were rewarded.
Michael Fora’s point shot hit off a shin pad, then a Blades player’s helmet, before landing over the Blades goaltender and in the net to tie the game up at 3-3.
The Blazers weren’t done, as Cole Ully chipped a puck forward to send Matt Needham and Matt Revel on a 2-on-1 break.
Needham put a shot off Amundrud’s far pad and Revel was there to score his ninth goal of the season and the game winner with 19.8 seconds left.
The Blazers fired a season high 49 shots on goal and outshot the Blades 49-18 in the game.
With the dramatic win, the Blazers ended a three game losing streak and improved to 12-13-3-2.
The Blazers will host two more games before the Christmas break as the Prince Albert Raiders are in town on Friday night and the Prince George Cougars are here on Saturday.