KAMLOOPS — Nick Chyzowski and Collin Shirley combined for four goals and seven points in a 5-4 win over the Swift Current Broncos on Wednesday night.
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Collin Shirley scored the game's first goal on a rush. He showed patience before firing a shot past Travis Child on the shortside for a 1-0 lead late in the first period.
Chyzowski gave the Blazers a 2-0 lead at the end of a power play early in the second period. He jammed home a puck in front of the net 1:11 into the period.
The Blazers had momentum and missed an open net about five minutes later. The Broncos came down the ice on an odd man rush and Cole Johnson scored to turn a potential 3-0 Blazers lead into a 2-1 deficit.
Glenn Gawdin tied things midway through the period. Max Lajoie's shot was tipped by a few sticks in front and bounced over goaltender Connor Ingram to make it 2-2.
The tie didn't worry the Blazers as they came through with a goal a minute into the third period. A tic-tac-toe play from Chyzowski to Quinn Benjafield to Shirley for a 3-2 Blazers lead.
Deven Sideroff made it 4-2 shortly after with some great forechecking by Jermaine Loewen.
The Broncos enjoyed three power plays in the third period and made the Blazers pay as Aleksi Heponiemi made a great pass to Calvin Spencer to make it 4-3 with just over six minutes to play.
Nick Chyzowski came through with 1:05 to play forcing the puck to the net for his second goal of the game.
The Broncos came right back to cut the Blazers lead to 5-4 with 48 seconds to play.
The Blazers preserved the lead as they went on to a 5-4 win over the Broncos.
The Blazers outshot the Broncos 40-31 on the night. The Blazers were 0-for-3 on the power play, while the Broncos finished 1-for-6.
Next up for the Blazers is a home date with the Saskatoon Blades on Friday, October 21st.
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