11/07/2012 12:30 EST | Updated 01/06/2013 05:12 EST

Edmonton Oil Kings use early lead to hold off Kamloops Blazers 2-1

KAMLOOPS, B.C. - The Edmonton Oil Kings scored two first-period goals and went on to beat the Kamloops Blazers 2-1 in the Western Hockey League on Tuesday.

Mitchell Moroz, 21 seconds into the game, and Henrik Samuelsson, at 13:58 on a power play, had the goals for Edmonton (11-4-3).

Brendan Ranford scored at 12:53 of the third period for Kamloops (17-2-2).

Kamloops goaltender Cole Cheveldave stopped 24 shots, while Laurent Brossoit of the Oil Kings turned aside 31.