Matthew Seminoff led the way offensively and Dylan Garand was formidable between the pipes for the Kamloops Blazers in a 5-1 victory over the Seattle Thunderbirds on Saturday in Kent, Wash.
Seminoff scored a hat-trick, with Daylan Kuefler and Reese Belton adding singles in support of Garand, who stopped 29 shots to pick up his 12th victory of the season.
Jared Davidson scored for Seattle on the power play at 18:25 of the third period to ruin Garand’s shutout bid.
The Thunderbirds will play host to the rematch on Wednesday.
B.C. Division standings: Kamloops (14-2), Kelowna (8-4-0-1), Vancouver (7-7-1-0), Prince George (7-10-0-0) and Victoria (2-11-2-0).