The Kamloops Blazers played a solid road game in a 6-3 victory over the Saskatoon Blades. The Blades scored first in this one as a terrific individual play by Ryan Graham who scored his first WHL goal. The Blazers struck back though as Colin Smith set up Tim Bozon on the power play to make it 1-1. The Blades made it 2-1 when Matej Stransky’s shot was blocked, but the puck ended up back on his stick and a quick shot beat goaltender Cole Cheveldave for a 2-1 lead through the first period.
The Blazers took the game over in the second period. Bronson Maschmeyer tied the game up sneaking in and scoring a power play goal to make it 2-2. The Blazers took the lead when Tyler Hansen fired a shot on net and Logan McVeigh tipped it past goaltender Andrey Makarov for a 3-2 lead. Aspen Sterzer made it 4-2 when he intercepted a pass, deked out a defenseman and scored his third goal of the season shorthanded. The Blades got one back when Ryan Olsen walked in the slot to cut the lead to 4-3. Ryan Hanes extended the lead when he snapped a shot by Makarov for a 5-3 Blazers lead through two periods.
The line of Aspen Sterzer, Chase Souto and Ryan Hanes played well and scored the final goal of the third period. Sterzer had his first two goal game of his WHL career and the Blazers went on to win the game 6-3. Aspen Sterzer was named the game’s first star as he scored the winning goal. Cole Cheveldave earned his 15th win of the season.
The Blazers improved to 2-2-0-0 on their six game Eastern Division road trip. Next up for the Blazers will be a date in Brandon on Friday, December 16th and will finish the trip in Moose Jaw on Saturday, December 17th.