The Kamloops Blazers (12-14-3-2) were done in by a goal with 25.9 seconds left as they fell 5-4 on home ice to the Prince Albert Raiders (15-14-0-0) on Friday night.
The Blazers had another tough first period as they were outshot 16-3 and outscored 2-0.
The Raiders put the pressure on and spent a lot of time in the Blazers zone in the first period.
Dylan Stewart put the Raiders on the scoreboard with a shot from the slot that beat goaltender Connor Ingram on the glove side to make it 1-0 for the Raiders.
Gage Quinney added to the lead as he walked out from behind the net and roofed a backhand to make it a 2-0 lead for the Raiders through one period.
The Blazers came out with more fire in the second period and got a goal back. Matt Revel backhanded a blocked shot past goaltender Rylan Parenteau to make it 2-1.
Matt Needham had a chance to put the Blazers up on a power play, but his shot was kicked out by Parenteau and then hit the post to keep it a 2-1 game for the Raiders through two periods.
Logan McVeigh tied the game up 44 seconds into the third period. He got his own rebound and drove to the net scoring his fifth goal of the year to make it 2-2.
The Raiders took the lead back 1:02 later as Reid Gardiner wired a shot off the post and in to make it 3-2 for the Raiders.
The Blazers tied it up on a goal by Matt Revel and then took the lead on the power play as Cole Ully roofed a shot to make it 4-3 for the Blazers with just under 12 minutes to play.
The Raiders stuck with it and Simon Stransky’s shot beat Ingram on the glove side to make it 4-4 with just over eight minutes to play.
The Blazers took a late penalty and the Raiders made them pay as Jayden Hart scored with 25.9 seconds left to lift the Raiders to a 5-4 victory.