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Kamloops Blazers climbing CHL rankings, WHL standings, post second consecutive win over Seattle

The Blazers, 15-2 and pegged third in KIA CHL Top-10 Rankings, will be looking for their third consecutive victory over a U.S. Division squad and fifth straight win on Friday in Portland against the Winterhawks (7-9-2-1)
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Nick McCarry helped pace the Kamloops Blazers to a 4-1 victory over the Seattle Thunderbirds on Wednesday in Kent, Wash., registering one goal and three points in support of goaltender Dylan Garand.

The Blazers, 15-2 and pegged third in KIA CHL Top-10 Rankings, will be looking for their third consecutive victory over a U.S. Division squad and fifth straight win on Friday in Portland against the Winterhawks (7-9-2-1).

Kamloops earned a 5-1 victory over Seattle (11-6-1-0) last Saturday.

Reese Belton, Quinn Schmiemann and Logan Stankoven rounded out the goal scoring for Kamloops on Wednesday.

Garand stopped 35 shots to pick up his 13th victory of the campaign.

Jordan Gustafson tallied for the T-Birds in support of netminder Thomas Milic, who made 32 saves in a losing effort.

Kamloops will cap its U.S. Division swing on Saturday in Everett with a game against the Silvertips, who are the CHL’s second-ranked club and have a three-point lead on the Blazers atop the Western Conference.

The Silvertips have lost once in 17 games, with the defeat coming in a shootout.

Winnipeg sits atop CHL rankings and WHL standings with a record of 20-1-0-0.

B.C. Division standings: Kamloops (15-2), Kelowna (8-5-0-2), Vancouver (8-7-1-0), Prince George (7-10-0-0) and Victoria (2-11-2-0).