Blazers best GiantsPublished: December 29, 2011 11:00 AM
Updated: December 29, 2011 4:09 PM
The Kamloops Blazers boosted their lead in the WHL's B.C. Division to five points with a 3-1 win over the Vancouver Giants at Interior Savings Centre on Wednesday, Dec. 28.
Austin Madaisky put Kamloops on the board at 12:37 of the first period on a goal assisted by JC Lipon and Colin Smith.
Lipon, Smith and Tim Bozon, a line that has been outstanding for Kamloops all season, was great again last night, and would have racked up more points if it were not for the play of Giants' netminder Jackson Whistle, who got the call over regular starter Adam Morrison.
The score stayed the same until late in the second period, when Nathan burns beat Blazers' netminder Cole Cheveldave to tie the game at 1-1.
It only took 21 seconds for Kamloops to retake the lead.
Blazers' defenceman Bronson Maschmeyer fooled Whistle with a wrist shot. Brendan Ranford and Chase Souto assisted on the goal.
Captain Chase Schaber gave Kamloops a two-goal cushion early in the third period and Cheveldave shut the door the rest of the way.
Lipon and Dylan Willick recorded assists on the Schaber marker.
Cheveldave made 18 saves on 19 shots, while Whistle stopped 31 of the 34 shots that came his way.
The Blue and Orange are hosting two games at ISC this weekend.
Kamloops welcomes the Calgary Hitmen on Friday, Dec. 30, and the Prince George Cougars on Sunday, Jan. 1.