Oklahoma City Blazers Hockey

Blazers Win Final Regular Season Game

Blazers 11 Dallas 1

The Oklahoma City Blazers figured out the Dallas Snipers in their regular season finale by pounding them 11-1. Dallas managed to upset the Blazers not once but twice and win the 3 game series. Blazers forward Tomas Nemeth recorded a goal and 5 assists on the night making him the first Blazer in franchise history to crack the 100 pt mark. Nemeth finished the regular season with 34 goals and 67 assists for 101 total points.

Although the Blazers won big on Sunday the weekend couldnt have been much worse for OKC as the back to back losses to the Snipers dropped them to 4th overall in the WSHL and 2nd in the Eastern Conference behind the Colorado Eagles who swept the Casper Coyotes to seal up home ice in the Conference finals should they make it.

If potentially losing home ice wasn’t enough, Sundays game cost the Blazers several key players for Game 1 of the Division Semi Finals as Ryan Cagnoni, Roderick Van Den Hout and Pavel Oxiouta were suspended. Oxiouta may be suspended for several games for a major penalty in the second period. Cagnoni and Van Den Hout received 1 game. It didnt stop there either, star forward Kirill Romanov left the game midway through the second period and did not return. The Blazers also lost starting goaltender Filip Kostka who was hit hard and had to leave the game with a lower body injury.

“Kostka was held out for precautionary reasons. He felt like he could have gone back in but it wasn’t worth it at that point,” said head coach Tyler Fleck. “Romanov was more serious, he’s injured. We have the best doctors in the business at OSC and they will do everything they can to get him back as quick as possible. We need him. It’s a good thing we have a bye in the first round. These two weeks will allow him time to heal up hopefully.”

The Blazers are now idle for a weekend awaiting the divison quarter finals to complete. OKC will face either El Paso, Tulsa or Dallas in the divison semifinals in Oklahoma City.

“I can’t even speculate who we might see. Anyone can beat anyone. So we wont know till Sunday night who our opponent will be.”

The El Paso Rhino’s will host the Tulsa Oilers and Dallas will travel to Wichita. Both series are best of three format.

Stay tunded this week for more news about the 2016 Thorne Cup Playoffs and the Blazers first playoff series.