Blazers rally for 5-3 home ice win

By Tim O'Donovan - Kamloops Blazers
November 23, 2015 - 12:51pm Updated: November 25, 2015 - 1:46am

The Kamloops Blazers (10-8-3-0) rallied from a 3-1 third period deficit to win 5-3 over the Edmonton Oil Kings (8-14-3-0) on home ice Saturday night. 

The two teams traded goals in the first period. 

Deven Sideroff opened the scoring on a shot off the end boards from Ondrej Vala. For Sideroff, it was his 4th goal of the season. 

Davis Koch tied the game up as he found a rebound and popped a puck over goaltenderDylan Ferguson to make it 1-1. 

Shots were tied at 10-10 through the first period. 

In the second period, the Oil Kings played well and were rewarded late in the period. 

Tyler Robertson had a ton of time and rifled a shot past Ferguson on the glove side to make it 2-1 for the Oil Kings with 2:23 to play in the second period. 

Brayden Gorda made it 3-1 for the Oil Kings with his first career WHL goal. He beat Ferguson five-hole with 19.5 seconds to play in the period and the Oil Kings took a 3-1 lead into the final frame. 

The Blazers started the third period on the power play, but did not score. 

Ondrej Vala cut the lead to 3-2 only 4:26 into the period with a blast from the point that beat goaltender Patrick Dea on the stick side. For Vala, it was his first career WHL goal. 

Collin Shirley tied the game up 1:18 later scoring on a rebound off a shot from Gage Quinney. 

Nick Chyzowski then gave the Blazers the lead on a rush, wiring a shot past Dea only 1:17 after Shirley's marker. 

Quinney finished the scoring spree 9:40 into the third period with a hard shot from the slot.

The Blazers scored four times in a span of 5:14 to erase a 3-1 deficit and give the Blazers a 5-3 lead. 

Dylan Ferguson had to be strong in the final 10 minutes of the game and stopped 33 shots to help the Blazers to a 5-3 home ice win. 

For the Blazers, it was their 10th consecutive game where they earned points. The hockey club has gone 7-0-3-0 over their past 10 games. 

The Oil Kings outshot the Blazers 36-30. The Blazers were 0-for-4 on the power play, while the Oil Kings were 0-for-2. 

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