OKLAHOMA CITY BLAZERS @ DALLAS SNIPERS
Blazers post sweep in Dallas, but are still 10 points behind El Paso
01.19.18 – Oklahoma City 8, Dallas 1
01.20.18 – Oklahoma City 10, Dallas 2
01.21.18 – Oklahoma City 13, Dallas 2
The Oklahoma City Blazers out-scored the Dallas Snipers, 31-5, in a three-game sweep as they try to keep the first-place El Paso Rhinos in their sights.
Four unanswered goals allowed the Blazers to pull away for an 8-1 win on Friday.
Griffin Wiencek was the only player to score twice for OKC, as the Blazers spread the offense around, and Bobby Cloutier allowed just one goal on 23 shots.
Brady Weiss made 58 saves for Dallas – 23 of the in the third period.
The Blazers continued their domination on Saturday, building a 3-0 lead in the first period and winning 10-2.
Ivan Bondarenko (3-3-6) and Wiencek (2-3-5) were the top producers for OKC. Joshua Chamberlain (2-2-4) and Semen Stolyarov each scored a pair of goals.
Emanuel Hertel-Bauman was in the Oklahoma City crease and faced 27 shots, stopping 25.
Rafael Gonclaves went the distance in the Dallas net, making 53 saves. Sterling Cooper and Jaroslav Vasicek scored for the Snipers.
Oklahoma City seemed to gain strength as the weekend progressed, winning each game by a bigger margin. Viktor Ekk (3-3-6), Ivan Bondarenko (3-2-5) and Drake Johnson all had hat tricks in a 13-2 Blazers win on Sunday.
by Scott Harrington/Harrington Sports Media