Kamloops Blazers lose 3-2 to Portland Winterhawks in a shootout

By Tim O'Donovan - Kamloops Blazers
December 4, 2015 - 11:45pm Updated: December 5, 2015 - 2:02pm

KAMLOOPS — The Portland Winterhawks (13-13-0-0) scored late to tie the game, and won it in a shootout as they beat the Kamloops Blazers (12-9-3-1) on Friday night.

The Blazers got the game's first goal on a power play. Nick Chyzowski created havoc in front of the net and Matt Revel put a backhand in to make it 1-0 Blazers 6:05 into the game. 

Cody Glass tied the game up 12 seconds later. He tipped a shot from Jackson Caller underneath goaltender Connor Ingram as it was 1-1 through one period. 

The two teams traded chances in an entertaining second period. The Blazers outshot the Winterhawks 16-13 in the period, but both goaltenders stood their ground. 

Matt Revel gave the Blazers the lead with 4:46 left in the second period. Defenseman Nolan Kneenmade a great play from the point to get the puck toCollin Shirley. Shirley slid a pass over the Revel for his second of the game and a 2-1 lead through two periods. 

The Winterhawks came out with a vengeance. They outshot the Blazers 16-3 in the period, but Ingram was sharp in goal. 

Rihards Bukarts tied the game up on a power play with 55 seconds left in the game. 

His shot slipped through Ingram as the game went to overtime. 

The Winterhawks had a power play in overtime, but couldn't score and the game went to a shootout. 

Rihards Bukarts and Jack Dougherty both scored for the Winterhawks to start the shootout. The Blazers got goals from Deven Sideroff and Matt Revel in the third round to keep the shootout going.

Rodrigo Abols ended the game in the fifth round with a goal, as the Winterhawks beat the Blazers 3-2. 

The Blazers finished 1-for-3 on the power play, while the Winterhawks were 1-for-5 on the night. 

The Blazers will host the Medicine Hat Tigers on Saturday night for their annual Teddy Bear Toss Game.

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