The Kamloops Blazers (11-11-3-2) were edged 2-1 by the Everett Silvertips (16-4-2-1) on Wednesday night in Everett.
The Blazers dug themselves in a whole early with a poor start to the hockey game. The ‘Tips outcompeted the Blazers in the first period and scored twice.
Carson Stadnyk walked in untouched and snapped a shot past goaltender Connor Ingram on the glove side to make it 1-0 for the ‘Tips.
Brayden Low made it 2-0 on the power play. He dug for a loose puck and pushed it just past the goal line.
Ingram was solid for the Blazers in the first period making a few tremendous saves as the Blazers were outshot 15-7 in the period.
The Blazers woke up in the second period and took the game over. The young line of Nick Chyzowski, Jermaine Loewen and Quinn Benjafield spent a lot of time in the offensive zone cycling the puck
Collin Shirley put the Blazers on the scoreboard on the power play. Cole Ully centered a pass to Shirley as he fired it past goaltender Austin Lotz to make it 2-1 with 10 minutes to play in the second period.
Mike Winther had the best chance for the Blazers in the period, but Lotz was solid for the ‘Tips and made the save.
In the third period, the ‘Tips were hanging on, as the Blazers carried the play. The ‘Tips did a great job defending as they kept the Blazers to the outside and made it tough to garner scoring chances.
The Blazers best chance was on the stick on Deven Sideroff. He received a pass in the offensive zone but zipped a shot wide of the goal.
The Blazers spent the final two minutes of the period in the offensive zone, but the ‘Tips block shots and held on for a narrow 2-1 win.
The ‘Tips outshot the Blazers 27-23 in the game. The Blazers were 1-for-3 on the power play, while the ‘Tips were 1-for-2.
The Blazers return home now for five consecutive home games starting this Friday against the visiting Regina Pats.