Kamloops Blazers trump Tri-City Americans 4-3 in overtime

By Tim O'Donovan - Kamloops Blazers
October 22, 2016 - 9:41pm Updated: October 22, 2016 - 10:59pm

KAMLOOPS — Deven Sideroff and Collin Shirley each scored twice to help the Blazers to a 4-3 win in overtime over the Tri-City Americans Saturday night.

The Blazers had a great first period, but didn't score. They outshot the Americans 16-4 in the period and really dominated the play in the offensive zone.

The Americans opened the scoring midway through the second period. A turnover led to a goal from Morgan Geekie on a great pass from Vladislav Lukin. It was 1-0 Americans with just under eight minutes left in the second period.

The Blazers were dinged with a 5-minute major to Joe Gatenby late in the second period.

Despite being shorthanded, the Blazers tied the game. Danny Gatenby put Matt Revel in on a breakaway and Collin Shirley cleaned it up for his fifth goal of the season to make it 1-1.

The Blazers killed off the penalty and took the lead 5:17 into the second period. Garrett Pilon made a play to Deven Sideroff and he used his speed to go to the net and score his sixth goal of the season.

The Americans came right back to tie it up on the power play. Parker Wotherspoon made a great rush and snuck one past goaltender Dylan Ferguson to make it 2-2.

Collin Shirley gave the Blazers the lead on a breakaway. He took a saucer pass from Quinn Benjafield and went in alone making a terrific move to give the Blazers a 3-2 lead.

Once again, the Americans came back and tied it up as Kyle Olson tied it up on a rebound to make it 3-3.

The game remained tied and overtime was needed.

In the extra frame, Rudolfs Balcers won a battle and gave the puck to Deven Sideroff. Sideroff kept it and rifled a shot past goaltender Rylan Parenteau for a 4-3 Blazers win!

Dylan Ferguson earned the win in goal with 21 saves on the night, while Rylan Parenteau took the loss with 33 saves in goal.

The Blazers have now won three in a row and improved to 7-6-0-0 on the season.

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