Horon, Wedman, Bruggen-Cate, and Jeri-Leon score in 7-4 loss to Kamloops
KENT, November 8, 2019 — The Kamloops Blazers defeated the Seattle Thunderbirds 7-4 Friday night at accesso ShoWare Center.
The T-Birds play the Everett Silvertips on Saturday at accesso ShoWare Center at 6:05pm. Single game tickets are on sale online on the T-Birds website and at the accesso ShoWare Center box office.
Matthew Rempe made his T-Birds debut in the game. He missed the first 15 games of the season due to a lower body injury.
Kamloops had a 3-0 lead after one period on goals from Martin Lang at 6:32, Ryley Appelt at 6:50 and Connor Zary shorthanded at 15:53.
Luke Zazula scored at 1:55 of the second period to give the Blazers a 4-0 lead.
Seattle got on the board at 6:57 of the second with a four-on-four goal. Michael Horon came out of the penalty box and took a pass from Conner Bruggen-Cate for a breakaway. Horon came down on Kamloops goalie Dylan Garand and tried to beat him five-hole. Garand made the save but Horon got the rebound to the right of the goalie and slammed it into the net for his first goal in the WHL.
The T-Birds are now taking orders for Flex-24 Ticket packages. Fans that purchase the 24-Flex Ticket Package will be able to select any available premium seat for any game, in any ticket combination, during the 2019-20 season.
First period – 1, Kamloops, Lang 5 (Hughes, Pillar), 6:32. 2, Kamloops, Appelt 1 (Sopotyk, Stuart), 6:50. 3, Kamloops, Zary 9 (Stuart, Strange), 15:53 (sh). Penalties – Strange, Kam (holding opponents stick), 7:12. Kukuca, Sea (interference), 10:51. Sopotyk, Kam (hooking), 15:26.
Second period – 4, Kamloops, Zazula 1 (Stuart, Appelt), 1:55. 5, Seattle, Horon 1 (Bruggen-Cate), 6:57. 6, Seattle, Wedman 6 (Horon, Williams), 19:13. Penalties – Bauer, Sea (major-fighting), 2:28. Onyebuchi, Kam (major-fighting), 2:28. Rempe, Sea (elbowing, roughing), 4:49. Appelt, Kam (roughing), 4:49. Hughes, Kam (tripping), 5:19. Kuefler, Kam (tripping), 12:49.