Better effort doesn't translate into a win

By Earl Seitz
October 8, 2017 - 8:18pm Updated: October 10, 2017 - 6:40pm

KAMLOOPS — It was one of their best efforts of the season, but it did'nt translate into a win.

The Blazers lost 4-3 to the Seattle Thunderbirds to fall to 0-an-8.

For the first time this season they took a lead when Jackson Shepard tipped in a Nolan Kneen point shot five and a half minutes into the first.

Noah Pilip scored on the Thunderbirds second shot of the game to tie it 1-1 after the first.

Then four goals in just under ten minutes in the second.

Auston Strand scored on a power play to put Seattle in front after the Blazers were called for too many men for the second time in this game and the fourth time in the last three games.

Brodi Stuart scored on a rebound to tie it, but less than a minute after the Stuart goal Reece Hersch put Seattle back in the lead.

That lasted for 28 seconds, until Nick Chyzowski on a breakaway scored his second of the season.

At 11:22 Sami Moilanen beat Max Palaga through traffic for the game winner ahead of a scoreless third.

The Blazers outshot Seattle with Matt Berlin stopping 32 of 35 while Max Palaga, in his second career start, stopped 11 of 15.

Overage defenceman Brady Reagan, acquired off waivers from Calgary on Saturday, made his Blazers debut.

With Nic Holowko retiring to go to university the Blazers have three 20-year olds --- Brady Reagan, Nick Chyzowski and Joe Gatenby.

The Calgary Hitmean are here on Wednesday.

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