Blazers host Rockets at ISC
The Kamloops Blazers (8-7-0-1) finished the month of October in style, knocking off the Seattle Thunderbirds 3-2 in overtime on Saturday, Oct. 30, at Interior Savings Centre.
A win tonight against the struggling Kelowna Rockets would mark the first time the Blazers have won two straight home games this season.
The usually strong Rockets are off to their worst start in recent history and sit at the bottom of the Western Hockey League’s B.C. Division.
Blazers goaltender Jeff Bosch, who earned the W against Seattle, will likely start between the pipes tonight.
Bosch was in net for Kamloops during a three-game winning streak in Alberta last month before returning home to Kamloops, where he was lit up for four goals and pulled after the first period against Brandon on Oct. 27.
It’s no secret the Blazer brass is looking for more consistency from its goaltenders.
Two recent roster moves left the Blazers with 23 players (14 forwards, seven defencemen and two goaltenders).
Jesse Sinatynski, an 18-year-old forward, was reassigned to the Alberta Junior Hockey League.
Blazers defenceman Linden Saip decided to leave the team to “contemplate his hockey future,” according to a club press release.
Leading the way in Blazers’ scoring is forward Brendan Ranford, who has notched 13 goals and 22 points on the season.
He was tied for 10th in WHL scoring as of KTW’s press deadline on Tuesday, Nov. 2.
Captain Chase Schaber is two points back of his linemate Ranford, with six goals and 20 points this season.
Ryan Hanes leads Kamloops in penalty minutes with 42.