Kamloops Blazers fall to Vancouver; host Kelowna on Saturday night

The Vancouver Giants defeated the Kamloops Blazers 3-1 on Friday night at Sandman Centre.

The Giants, who sit atop the Western Hockey League’s B.C. Division, outshot the Blazers 34-27.

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Kamloops goaltender Dylan Ferguson turned aside 31 of 34 shots he faced, while Vancouver netminder Trent Miner stopped 26 of 27 shots.

The Giants led 1-0 after the first period behind Lukas Svejkovsky’s goal.

Connor Zary’s power play goal in the second knotted the game at 1-1, but Tristan Nelson’s two goals in a two-minute span midway through the third period led to Vancouver’s victory before 3.537 fans.

The loss left Kamloops at 45 points on the season, third in the Western Conference’s wildcard race, one point behind Seattle, which sits in the second and final wildcard spot.

Kamloops hosts Kelowna on Saturday, Faceoff is 7 p.m. at Sandman Centre.

The Rockets defeated Prince George 4-3 on Friday night to move to 49 points on the year, four points ahead of Kamloops and sitting in third place in the B.C. Division.

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