Hockey Day in Canada concludes, Blazers lose 4-0 on home ice

By Tim O'Donovan - Kamloops Blazers
February 6, 2016 - 9:37pm

KAMLOOPS — It was a great day in Kamloops, but the outcome of Saturday night's game was not what the doctor ordered in a 4-0 home ice loss to the Edmonton Oil Kings.

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The Blazers had the jump early as they wanted to get the sell out crowd of 5,673 fans into the game. 

They had odd man rushes and chances, but could not execute in the early stages of the game. 

The Oil Kings scored first off the rush as a fortunate bounced came to the stick of Dario Meyer for his ninth goal of the season. 

Brett Pollock gave the Oil Kings at 2-0 lead 4:34 into the second period. He lifted a shot over the blocker of goaltender Connor Ingram. 

The Oil Kings took the 2-0 lead into the third period. 

The Blazers ran out of gas in the third period playing their fourth game in five nights in the fourth different city. 

Ben Carroll scored a power play marker and added an empty net goal to make it a 4-0 final for the Oil Kings. 

The Oil Kings outshot the Blazers 34-24 on the night. The Blazers were 0-for-5 with the powerplay and 1-for-2 on the penalty kill. 

The Blazers will get tomorrow off, but will play at home on Family Day Monday, February 8th at 2:00pm against the visiting Calgary Hitmen.

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