Valentine scores winner in 2-1 win in Moose Jaw

By Tim O'Donovan - Kamloops Blazers
December 19, 2015 - 12:14am

MOOSE JAW - Dallas Valentine haunted his old team scoring the game winning goal with 5:10 to play as the Kamloops Blazers (16-11-3-1) beat the Moose Jaw Warriors (16-12-4-1) on Friday night. 

The first period was back and forth as both team's had their chances in the period. 

The Warriors scored the game's first goal. Landon Quinney stole a puck from behind the Blazers' net and centered it to Tyler Jeannot for his fourth goal of the season.

The Blazers outshot the Warriors 15-13 in the period, but trailed 2-1. 

Deven Sideroff tied the game up 44 seconds into the second period. 

He made a nice play off the rush and snapped a shot past goaltender Brody Willms to make it 1-1. 

The Blazers had some great chances to tie the game, but Nolan Kneen hit the post and Matt Revelmissed on a couple of close chances. 

Connor Ingram faced 11 shots in the second period and stopped all of them, including robbing Nikita Popugaev with his glove. 

The Blazers played a strong third period allowing only three shots on goal. 

They got a break late in the period as Dallas Valentine put a shot on goal and it glanced off the goaltender's mask and behind him to give the Blazers a 2-1 lead with 5:10 to play. 

The Blazers were forced to kill a penatly late in the game and Matt Needham and Ryan Rehill both came up with some big shot blocks to perserve the win. 

With the victory, the Blazers improved to 4-1-0-0 on their six-game East Division road trip. 

Both teams finished 0-for-2 on the power play, while the Blazers outshot the Warriors 34-27 on the night. 

Connor Ingram was the game's first star with 26 saves. 

The Blazers conclude their trip in Swift Current on Saturday night against the Broncos.

Blazers defeat Swift Current 3 - 0

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