Kamloops Blazers are back-to-back B.C. Division champions

The Kamloops Blazers are B.C. Division champions for the second consecutive season.

Kamloops earned a 3-1 victory over the Vancouver Giants on Saturday at Sandman Centre, the win pushing the Blazers’ record to 16-4.

No team in the division can catch the Blazers in win percentage, which is being used to determine standings during the truncated pandemic season.

B.C. Division standings: Kamloops (16-4, .800 win percentage), Kelowna (8-4-1-0, .654), Prince George (9-8-2-1, .525), Vancouver (11-10, .524) and Victoria (3-15-1-1, .200).

Kamloops has two games remaining on its schedule — on Monday against the Rockets in Kelowna, a 7:05 p.m. start, and on Wednesday versus Prince George, a 7 p.m. start at Sandman Centre.

Fraser Minten, Dylan Sydor and Caedan Bankier scored on Saturday in support of Dylan Garand, who made 20 saves to pick up the victory between the pipes.

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Sydor's marker is the first goal of his WHL career.

Justin Sourdif tallied for the Giants, whose goaltender, Trent Miner, stopped 30 shots in a losing effort.

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