In a game delayed due to poor highway conditions on the way to Kamloops, the Seattle Thunderbirds fell to the Blazers 3-2 last night...

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KAMLOOPS, B.C. — In a game delayed due to poor highway conditions on the way to Kamloops, the Seattle Thunderbirds fell to the Blazers 3-2 last night.


The Thunderbirds did not arrive in Kamloops until 8:30 p.m., and the game started at 9:15. The T-birds were kicking off a six-game eastern road swing against the Blazers (11-16-2-2), who are fifth in the B.C. Division.


With the loss, the Thunderbirds (19-8-0-0) fell into second place in the U.S. Division with 38 points, one point behind the Everett Silvertips (17-8-3-2).


Kamloops’ Cam Cunning scored 3:55 into the third period on a power-play goal. Kamloops was 2 of 9 on the power play. Seattle was 1 for 4.


Ryan Gibbons scored for the T-birds in the first period. Chris Durand scored on a power play in the second period, his 11th goal.


Seattle outshot the Blazers 23-17.


The T-birds continue their trip with games in Regina (5 p.m. Saturday) and Brandon (4 p.m. Sunday).


Compiled from team reports