Blazers sweep Kelowna in weekend pre-season play

Kamloops has one game remaining in its Western Hockey League exhibition schedule — a Sept. 15 contest in Prince George. The Blazers will open the regular season at home on Sept. 21 against Kelowna

The Kamloops Blazers swept the Kelowna Rockets in Western Hockey League pre-season action on the weekend.

The Blazers won 4-3 in overtime on home ice on Friday and 5-3 in Kelowna on Saturday.

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On Friday, Nolan Kneen scored the winner at 3:36 of overtime, with Brodi Stuart adding two goals and Connor Zary potting a goal. Max Palaga recorded the win in net, turning aside 37 shots.

On Saturday, Kamloops was paced by five scorers: Daylan Kueffler, Carson Denomie, Martin Lang, Luc Smith and Zane Franklin. Dylan Garand and Rayce Ramsay shared goaltending duties, collectively stopping 22 of 25 shots faced.

The Blazers are now 3-1 in exhibition play, while the Rockets are 0-4.

Kamloops has one last pre-season game to play, in Prince George on Saturday, Sept. 15.

The Blazers will open the regular season on Friday, Sept. 21, when the Kelowna Rockets visit Sandman Centre for a 7 p.m. game.

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