Blazers belittle Giants 3-0, Ingram earns first shutout

By Tim O'Donovan - Kamloops Blazers
October 28, 2016 - 9:45pm Updated: October 28, 2016 - 10:44pm

KAMLOOPS — Connor Ingram stopped all 30 shots he faced for his first shutout of the season in a 3-0 home ice win over the Vancouver Giants on Friday night. 

Nick Chyzowski had the game’s first goal 6:33 into the first period. Collin Shirley found him in the high slot and Chyzowski snapped a shot past goaltender Ryan Kubic on the blocker side for a 1-0 lead.

The Blazers thought they had a 2-0 lead late in the period, but the goal was disallowed. It was ruled that Quinn Benjafield used his glove to direct the puck in the net. 

In the second period, the Blazers recorded 20 shots on goal but Kubic stopped all of them. The Blazers had some quality chances as Deven Sideroff hit Kubic in the head on a shot, Chyzowski was robbed by a pad. The Blazers held the 1-0 lead going into the third period. 

The Blazers got their insurance goal on the power play midway through the period. Dawson Davidson's shot was tipped by Garrett Pilon for a 2-0 Blazers lead. 

Rudolfs Balcers iced the game with an empty net goal in the final minute as the Blazers cruised to a 3-0 win to improve to 6-1-0-0 on home ice. 

Connor Ingram recorded his eighth career shutout, which is fourth in franchise history, with 30 saves. 

The Blazers outshot the Giants 43-30 in the game. The Blazers were 1-for-2 on the power play, while the Giants finished 0-for-4. 

These two teams will meet again on Saturday nightin Langley.

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