Saturday, 27 October 2012

Wheat Kings No Match for Blazers

The scoreboard more than told the story on Friday night
 The Brandon Wheat Kings proved to be no match for the top-ranked team in the Canadian Hockey League on Friday night, falling 8-1 to the Kamloops Blazers.

Tim Bozon and Dylan Willick had two goals and an assist each for the Blazers, who jumped out to a 5-0 first period lead and never looked back.

“We came in and we thought it was going to be easy and we got a lesson learned in how to complete, how to want pucks more and, basically, a lesson on hockey tonight,” said Brandon coach Dwayne Gylywoychuk on CKLQ’s post-game show.

Colin Smith added a goal and three assists for the Blazers, who scored three power-play goals in the first period.

“We talked about it (Friday) afternoon, we talked about it before the game that we can’t give them opportunities on the power-play early in the game,” added Gylywoychuk, “We’re got to play a certain way against them and we just let them come in, state the way they wanted to play and we basically got our lunch fed to us.”

Alessio Bertaggia scored the lone goal for the Wheat Kings, his team-leading 10th goal of the season.

It came on a 5-on-3 power-play chance with just 4:08 left in the third period.

The loss drops Brandon’s overall record to 7-6-2-0 including a 2-3-1-0 mark on their current road trip.

They’ll conclude that trip Saturday night in Prince George (8:35 p.m., 880 CKLQ).

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