Blazers give up 56 shots, lose to Calgary

By Earl Seitz
October 11, 2017 - 10:14pm Updated: October 12, 2017 - 6:22pm

KAMLOOPS — The losses keep mounting for the Kamloops Blazers.

A 4-2 loss to the Calgary Hitmen Wednesday night was their ninth in a row.

The Hitmen took a 1-0 lead in the first period on goal by Andrew Fyten.

It stayed 1-0 until three goals in a minute and 31 seconds in the second.

Luc Smith tied it with his first of the season, but Calgary was quick to regain and increase its lead.

First Luke Coleman on a breakaway, and then Canucks prospect Jakob Stukel.

The Hitmen went up 4-1 midway through the third when Hunter Campbell was given credit for the goal after a video review.

The Blazers pulled back to within two with just over five minutes left on Quinn Benjefield's first of the season.

Any hope of completing a comeback was dashed when the Blazers took back-to-back penalties in the final four minutes.

Dylan Ferguson kept it as close as it was, giving his team a chance in stopped 52 of 56 shots.

But the Calgary Hitmen skate out of town with a 4-2 and the Blazers drop to 0-and-9.

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