Oklahoma City Blazers Hockey

Blazers On Top

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The Oklahoma City Blazers completed the weekend sweep of the Tulsa Oilers Sunday with a hard fought 3-2 victory. Once again it was Kirill Romanov who had 2 goals including the game winner, that gave the hometown team the victory. After a scoreless first, the Blazers and Oilkers traded a pair of goals in the second before Romanov banged home the winner midway throughout the third period. Oklahoma City’s Colton Nelson continues his solid play chipping in his 3 goal in 3 games.

Arguably the story of the night was Tulsa net minder Colter Pritchard, who made 43 saves on 46 shots including 17 in the first, that gave the Oilers an opportunity to win the game.  Not to be outdone be  his Blazer counterpart, 16 year old Braden Lajoie was absolutely solid in net for the B’s slamming the door in the 3rd and finishing the night with 26 saves.  The phenomenal rookie goaltender for the Blazers improves his record to a perfect 4 an 0.

The Oilers received both goals off the stick of forward Sam Mancini.

“Overall I was happy with how the guys played today. It is never easy to beat anyone 3 games in a row. I thought Tulsa was very good today, it was a battle. Hats off to the Oilers and their goaltender, we threw everything at him and he made save after save,” explained coach Tyler Fleck. “Romy had another solid game, he’s so talented. The kid has a bright future ahead of him.”

Fleck was once again very impressed with rookie goaltender Braden Lajoie.

“Braden was outstanding tonight as well, he made 2 ridiculous glove saves when we were ahead in the third to seal it. One of the saves, I believe off  (Andrew) Wyrrick, he had no stick and it was labelled. He has such composure for a young guy. The sky is the limit for him.”

The Blazers are now 15 and 2 and sit alone in first place in the midwest division.

Next up for Oklahoma City is a 3 game set at home next weekend vs the Dallas Snipers. Gametimes are 8:30 Friday, 5 PM Saturday and 11 AM Sunday. All games at the Blazers Ice Center.