Zane Franklin had a hat trick and Dylan Garand recorded a 23-save shutout as the Kamloops Blazers blanked the visiting Vancouver Giants 6-0 at Sandman Centre on Friday night.
The win propelled the red-hot Blazers to the top of the B.C. Division in the Western Hockey League with 14 points (7-4), one point ahead of Kelowna (6-3-1) and two points in front of Vancouver (6-6).
In other B.C. Division games on Friday, Prince George edged visiting Spokane 2-1 and the hometown Victoria Royals defeated the Swift Current Broncos 4-0.
Kamloops is tied with U.S. Division-leading Everett for top spot in the Western Conference and is tied for fifth overall in the 22-team WHL.
Following a three-game losing streak to open the season, the Blazers are 7-1 as they welcome the Kelowna Rockets to Sandman Centre on Saturday night. Faceoff is 7 p.m.