After a two-week layoff, the Oklahoma City Blazers returned to action at Arctic Edge Ice Arena as they took on the Mid-Cities Jr. Stars for the first time in franchise history.
With Jacob Ahl in net, the Blazers started things off early on the scoreboard with three goals in the first 3:30 of the game. Artem Korolev picked up a pair of goals, while Tommy Duren netted his second goal of the season to make it a 3-0 OKC lead early. Sam Miller picked up his fourth of the season midway through the period to jump out to a 4-0 lead. The Stars hit the board late in the 1st, sending the game to the locker room at the 4-1 OKC lead.
The 2nd period was comparatively slower, with only a single goal in the frame, as Korolev picked up the hat trick to make it a 5-1 game after forty minutes of play.
Oklahoma City opened the floodgates in the 3rd period however, picking up seven goals in the period. Korolev and Noah Henslee combined for a pair, with additional goals from Patrick Wyers, a second from Duren, and Tyler Larsen picking up his first goal of the season as well. After 60 minutes, the Blazers completed the 12-1 win, in their return from the two-week layoff.
Jacob Ahl picked up the win in net to improve to 7-0-1 on the season, stopping 14 of 15 shots against. Nahuel Veyan picked up the loss, falling to 3-7-0, stopping 37 shots in 44:25 played. Sean Guerin came in on relief for the Stars, stopping 9 of 14.
The Blazers and Stars complete their two-game weekend set on Saturday at Arctic Edge, puck drops at 7:05! Grab your tickets at okcityhockey.tix.com!