Vancouver Giants, Kamloops Blazers trade wins
The regular season is winding down, and both Vancouver and Kamloops are guaranteed playoff spots. It's now about jostling for position, padding the stats, and figuring out the kinks.
That said, the Blazers and the Giants enjoyed a spirited weekend, with each team picking up a W in the other's barn. Kamloops beat Vancouver on Friday, 6-2, at the Pacific Coliseum. The Giants answered back, downing the Blazers 5-3 in Kamloops on Saturday.
The Blazers 43-15-1, 90) are currently in second in the WHL and the Western Conference. They trail the Tri-City Americans (44-15-1, 91) by one point, and are tied with the Portland Winterhawks (43-15-3, 90) for second.
The Giants (36-23-1, 76), meanwhile, are in fourth and are five points ahead of fifth-place Spokane 32-22-4, 71). They are still 14 points behind the Blazers, but are almost assured of a first-round matchup with the Chiefs. The Kelowna Rockets (26-29-3, 61) are in sixth, but are 10 points behind Spokane.