The Bellingham Blazers (27-8-1) traveled to Eugene this past weekend for a two game series vs. the Eugene Generals (21-11-1-1). The Blazers came out strong Friday and played a solid road game and backed it up Saturday, to win both games.
Friday was the type of game that may have been hard to watch, but the Blazers played the style of game that was necessary. They were dealing with multiple injuries and players not feeling well and they did what it took to have a solid team win. Saturday was a little different story as the Blazers had some unfortunate penalties called that didn’t allow the boys to settle in to the game plan. Eugene was able to capitalize on some bad mistakes by the Blazers. Karson DeRego and his line mates Justin Sullivan and Brett Hanson were the only line that played well in the second game. DeRego led the way with a hat trick which included the game winning goal with one second remaining in OT.
“We weren’t firing on all cylinders tonight,” remarked Coach Collins. “I was in the hospital with one of our young players until 6am, then we had another had to go Saturday morning. It has been a long 48 hours; we were lucky to come away with the win tonight. Friday I thought we played well, the boys did what I asked and were rewarded with the win.”
For a complete list of Blazers statistics last weekend please visit our stats page.
The Blazers are back in action this weekend at home on Saturday night vs. the Wenatchee Wolves. Game time is 7:35pm (PST) and can be viewed on www.fasthockey.com.
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