By Medicine Hat News on November 5, 2016.
Medicine Hat News
With their starting goalie getting a night off, the Medicine Hat Tigers were unable to keep their road trip momentum.
At Kamloops Friday, the Blazers earned a 5-2 win, never trailing while breaking up a three-game winning streak for the Tabbies.
Duncan McGovern got the start in net instead of Nick Schneider, and was tested early and often. The Blazers fired 43 shots on net, compared to the Tigers’ 38, but importantly got the first three goals of the game while their netminder, Connor Ingram, didn’t let anything past him until Dylan MacPherson’s goal with 8:11 to play.
Mark Rassell potted his 11th on the power play in the final minute, but it was too little too late. Deven Sideroff and Collin Shirley had second-period goals for Kamloops, then Rudolfs Balcers added two 19 seconds apart in the third, the first of those coming just seven seconds after MacPherson’s marker.
Sideroff wound up with four points and Balcers three.
Now 11-5-1-0, the Tigers head to Kelowna Saturday to finish their five-game swing. Kamloops improved to 10-8-1-0.