Oklahoma City Blazers Hockey

Blazers Beat Thunder

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The Oklahahoma City Blazer’s rallied from two, 1 goal deficets in the third period to beat the visiting Wichita Thunder 6-5 last night. Adam Skutchan’s powerplay goal with 1:39 left in the third period blew the roof off the Blazers Ice Centre and lifted the Blazers to their league leading 38th win of the year. Blazers forward Kyle Cagnoni continues his red hot play adding another 2 goals including 1 just 43 seconds into the game. The guy they call “Little Cags” has 6 goals in his last 4 games and 7 on the year. Other Blazers scoring came from the usual suspects, point leader Tomas Nemeth who had a goal and an assist including the tying goal with under 3 minutes to go, Kirill Romanov who has a powerplay goal and a pair of assists and Ryan Cagnoni, older brother of “Little Cags”, had a first period goal. Filip Kostka stood tall in goal for the Blazers and picked up the win making 30 saves.

Although the score was a 6-5 final, Oklahoma City dominated the Thunder for the majority of the game firing a record high in shots on goal with 79.

Thunder goaltender Erik Spath was sensational between the pipes giving his team an opportunity to win.

But in the end OKC was too much for the Thunder.

“I was happy with how our guys never quit and stuck with the gameplan. I felt we carried the play but it wasnt reflected on the scoreboard which is hard sometimes. Both goals they scored in the first period were off broken plays that bounced right to open guys with an open net, ” said head coach Tyler Fleck.  “I thought our leaders showed through tonight, in the dressing room and on the bench. We were a team. Guys stepped up and grabbed the bull by the horns, Nemeth, Cags (Cagnoni’s), Romy (Romanov), Johan Sorkin and Skutchy (Skutchan)….everybody really, not just goal scorers,  identified the situation we were in and executed when we had to.  Sorkin’s blocked shot with 2 seconds to go was in my opinion the biggest play of the game, he sacrificed his body for his teammates. As a coach that’s all you can ask for.”

Oklahoma City and Wichita go at it again today at 6PM.