Blazers blast Giants with solid effort

By Earl Seitz
March 2, 2018 - 10:12pm Updated: March 2, 2018 - 11:18pm

KAMLOOPS — The Blazers got a solid effort from all four lines and goaltender Dylan Ferguson in a 5-1 win over the Vancouver Giants.

They came out strong with the fourth line scoring first on a play-of-the-week type goal with Ryley Appelt notching his 4th of the season from Travis Walton and Justin Sigrist.

The Blazers went in front 2-0 at 5:42 of the second with Nolan Kneen shooting through traffic on the power play and Connor Zary finishing at the net.

Forty-seconds in to the third Brady Reagan made some nice moves to keep the puck in deep and passed out from behind the goal line to Luc Smith to make it 3-0.

The Giants cut the margin to 3-1 on Ty Ronnings 55th of the season.

But the Blazers put it away with goals just over two minutes apart.

First Luc Smith with his second of the game on a setup from Orrin Centazzo on a two-on-one, and then after a Giants turnover Carson Denomie set up Brady Reagan for his second of the season and second point of the night.

The Blazers win 5-1, but remain six points behind Seattle for the second wild card, after the Thunderbirds won in a shootout over Portland.

Kamloops has six games left to nine remaining for Seattle.

 

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