KAMLOOPS, British Columbia -- Justin Feser scored on an unassisted goal with 56 seconds left to help the Tri-City Americans edge the Kamloops Blazers 5-4 on Tuesday night in Kamloops, British Columbia.
Zach Yuen had two goals and an assist, and Drew Owsley stopped 36 shots for the Americans (40-21-2-2, 84 points), who opened their three-game trip with a win.
They will visit B.C. Division leader Kelowna tonight before going to Spokane on Friday.
The Americans got on the board just 38 seconds into the game on Brendan Shinnimin's 30th goal. Yuen added another goal 7:52 into the period.
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The Blazers (29-35-3-1, 62 points), however, roared back with three consecutive goals and took the lead with 1:15 left in the second period.
In the third, Yuen and Tyler Schmidt scored to help put the Americans back on top 4-3.
More than a minute after Schmidt's tally, Kamloops' Bronson Maschmeyer got the puck past Owsley to tie the score with 8:55 remaining, setting the stage for Feser's game winner.
Dylan Willick had a goal and an assist for the Blazers, who have lost four in a row.