Blazers fall fifth in a row
Photo: Mark Peterson/Prince Albert Raiders
It was too little too late for the Kamloops Blazers on Tuesday in Prince Albert, where they extended their losing streak to five with a 3-1 loss to the Raiders.
Jordan Keller scored the Blazers' only goal. Luke Moroz, Eric Johnston and Sloan Stanick scored for the Raiders.
The Blazers surrendered goals early in each period and were down 3-0 when Keller beat Prince Albert goalie Max Hildebrand with 67 seconds remaining.
Hildebrand stopped 37 of Kamloops' 38 shots to earn the victory in net. Dylan Ernst made 30 saves on 33 shots in one missed attempt.
The Blazers were scoreless on five power play opportunities. The Raiders scored once in five chances.
Announced attendance at the Art Hauser Center was 2,118.
With the loss, the Blazers drop to 7-19-3-2 on the season – last in the WHL's Western Conference and two points ahead of the Edmonton Oil Kings (8-19-0-1), who are currently in the league. basement.
The win moves the Raiders to 17-14-0-2. They are fourth in the WHL Eastern Conference.
The Blazers return to action on Wednesday in Saskatoon, where they face the sizzling Blades (22-8-1-0), the WHL's leading team. After that, a game on Friday against the Warriors (17-13-0-2) in Moose Jaw will round out the club's pre-Christmas schedule.
The next home game will be on December 27th when the Kelowna Rockets (13-14-2-0) visit the Sandman Center for the first game of the season between the Interior rivals.