March 10, 2014

Blazers Repeat Champions

The Bellingham Blazers win their second straight championship title in dramatic fashion against the West Sound Warriors Sunday, March 9, in front of their home crowd at the Sportsplex. Splitting the 5-game series with West Sound, Bellingham had the home-ice advantage heading into Sunday and the fan energy was electric. The Blazers started by aggressively pursuing the puck, firing 18 shots-on-goal in the first period, but the Warriors were able to keep up with the pace shooting 12 of their own. By the end of the second Bellingham had a 3-2 goal lead and looked to run away with the game. West Sound would claw their way back in the third, scoring two unanswered goals. The Warriors tied the game at the end of regulation, sending the championship bought into a sudden-death overtime. Both sides furiously fought for the puck but with the flick of a wrist from Bellingham's Micky Turner, the game was over. The Bellingham Blazers are back to back Cascade Cups Champions! Final score: 6-5. Click here to view photos from the game.

March 6, 2014

Blazers Duke It Out With Warriors

The Bellingham Blazers even the Northern Pacific Hockey League’ Cascade Cup Championship playoff series with the West Sound Warriors Wednesday, March 5th at the Sportsplex. After losing the first game to West Sound 2-4, Bellingham pined their ears back and relentlessly attacked the Warriors' net. Leading with 45 to 33 shots on goal the Blazers' barrage broke through six times. The intensity on the ice showed in the penalty box as well. Both sides saw time in the box with 31 total offenses and 81 total penalty minutes. Final score: 6-2. Click here to view photos from the game.