Blazers Fall 4-3 in Overtime to Giants

By Tim O'Donovan - Kamloops Blazers
January 29, 2016 - 10:48pm Updated: January 29, 2016 - 11:43pm

KAMLOOPS — Ty Ronning was the overtime hero scoring with two seconds left, as the Blazers lost 4-3 to the Giants at home on Friday night. 

The Blazers looked good to start with a few chances in the game's first minute. 

The Giants got the game's first goal as Ben Thomas ripped a shot over the blocker of goaltender Connor Ingram for a 1-0 Giants lead. 

Gage Quinney tied the game up about three minutes after the Giants first goal. He made a great move on the rush and stuffed a puck underneath goaltender Ryan Kubic to make it 1-1. 

The Blazers outshot the Giants 13-11 in the period. 

Connor Ingram was busy in the second period as the Giants put 14 shots on goal. 

Chase Lang gave the Giants the lead with 3:01 left in the period. A shot deflected off of him and underneath an unsuspecting Ingram. 

Dallas Valentine tied the game up collecting his own rebound and scoring his third goal of the season as the two teams went into the second intermission tied at 2-2. 

Trevor Cox gave the Giants the lead only 1:15 into the third period. He deflected a point shot that popped over the blocker of Ingram and the Giants led 3-2. 

Gage Quinney tied the game up with 12:40 to play. He collected a puck in front and scored his second goal of the game and 18th of the season. 

The game headed to overtime tied at 3-3. 

Ty Ronning ended the game with two seconds left in overtime. He took a pass from Ben Thomas and one-timed a shot past Ingram for the win. 

The Blazers finished 0-for-3 on the power play, while the Giants were 0-for-1. Shots were 44-39 in favour of the Giants in the game. 

The Blazers will host the Portland Winterhawks on Saturday night to conclude the weekend and the month of January.


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