Blazers beat Americans 5-2

By Tim O'Donovan - Kamloops Blazers
January 3, 2017 - 9:36pm Updated: January 3, 2017 - 10:57pm

KAMLOOPS — The Kamloops Blazers got another stellar performance from Dylan Ferguson, who made 36 saves to help the Blazers to a 5-2 win over the Tri-City Americans. Earlier in the day, Ferguson was named WHL Goaltender of the Month of December.

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The Blazers got off to a quick start scoring three times in the first 8:22 of the game. Travis Walton opened the scoring 2:05 into the game on a nice feed from Nic Holowko. 

Collin Shirley followed Walton's goal up and Jermaine Loewen made it 3-0 tipping a puck home on the power play. 

The Americans battled back to make it 3-1 by the end of the first period. 

The Blazers and Americans traded second period goals as Nick Chyzowski scored his 11th goal of the season and the Blazers led 4-2 going into the third period. 

Dylan Ferguson was at his best in the third period as he stopped all 15 shots he faced and Deven Sideroff scored an empty net goal to make it a 5-2 final for the Blazers. 

The Blazers were 1-for-1 on the power play, while the Americans finished 0-for-2. The Americans outshot the Blazers 38-24. 

The Blazers are back at home on Friday night as they host the Kelowna Rockets. 

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