Hitmen take care of Blazers
The Kamloops Blazers could not make it seven straight home wins, dropping a 6-3 decision to the Calgary Hitmen on Friday, Dec. 30, at Interior Savings Centre.
Cam Lanigan started in net for Kamloops, but the 19-year-old from Calgary was yanked after the first period, in which he allowed three goals on 10 shots.
Cole Cheveldave took over between the pipes, stopping 16 of the 19 shots he faced.
Austin Madaisky opened the scoring 5:40 into the first period, but Calgary scored the next three goals, including one from Calder Brooks with 14 seconds to play in the first frame.
The Hitmen tacked two more goals on in the second period, including one from former Blazer Jimmy Bubnick.
Tim Bozon scored early in the third period and Jordan Thomson, the Blazers' first-round pick in last year's bantam draft, notched his first WHL goal to bring Kamloops within two of the Hitmen at 5-3.
Alex Gogolev of Calgary put the nail in Kamloops' coffin nine minutes into the third period.
The Blazers host the Prince George Cougars at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 1, at ISC.