The Kamloops Blazers surrendered six goals in the first 28:26 minutes of the game in a 6-2 home ice loss to the Prince George Cougars.
The Cougars jumped out to a 2-0 lead eight minutes into the game. Connor Zary got the Blazers on the scoreboard on the power play. It was the 16-year-olds first career WHL goal.
The Cougars scored the next goal to lead 3-1, but Nic Holowko responded for the Blazers as they trailed 3-2 through the first period.
The Cougars got off to a hot start in the second period as Aaron Boyd, Nikita Popugaev and Josh Maser all tallied to give them a 6-2 lead. Goaltender Dylan Ferguson was pulled after stopping 16 of 22 shots.
Max Palaga came in in relief for the Blazers and was solid in stopping all 20 shots he faced.
The Cougars outshot the Blazers 42-19. The Cougars were 1-for-6 on the power play, while the Blazers were 1-for-4.
The Blazers are back home on Friday, October 6th against the Victoria Royals at 7:00pm at the Sandman Centre.