Blazers Open 2019-20 Season With Win

by Eric Rodgers

The Oklahoma City Blazers began their 2019-20 season on Friday on the road, as they traveled to Kansas to take on the Wichita Jr. Thunder, who were also beginning their season at home. The Blazers started goaltender Joel Svensson in net, against Robert Allen for the Thunder.

OKC kicked things off in the 1st period with the first career WSHL goal by Lukas Narovec, set up at the side of the net and sending home a pass from 6-foot-8 Petr Pokorny. A power play later in the period resulted in the second OKC goal, coming from another newcomer in Benjamin St. Onge, assisted by Dominic Loubert and Pokorny. The Thunder got one back before the end of the period, closing out the first 20 minutes with a 2-1 OKC lead.

That would be the only Wichita goal in the game as Svensson made 27 total saves on 28 shots. OKC picked up additional goals from Brig Neuhold, Andrei Vasile, Petr Pokorny, and Jack Stevens, giving OKC the 6-1 win to open up the 2019-20 season.

The Blazers return to action at 4pm Central Saturday against the Thunder at the Wichita Ice Center for their second game of the season.