Rookies lead way as Kamloops Blazers put up 10 goals in victory over Kelowna Rockets

For the first time in club history, the Kamloops Blazers scored 10 goals in a road game in Kelowna, accomplishing the feat in a 10-2 shellacking of the Rockets on Monday in WHL action at Prospera Place.

Kamloops came close to that number most recently on Jan. 2, 1998, in an 8-2 win over the Rockets in the Little Apple, according to Blazers’ play-by-play man Jon Keen.

Connor Levis and Fraser Minten led the way for the Blazers (17-4) on Monday, with each 16-year-old forward registering five points.

Levis notched a hat-trick and Minten racked up four assists. Josh Pillar tallied four points, including one goal.

Also notching goals for the Blazers were Matthew Seminoff (2), Inaki Baragano, Caedan Bankier and Orrin Centazzo.

Dylan Ernst stopped 24 shots to pick up the victory between the pipes.

Alex Swetlikoff and Dillon Hamaliuk scored goals for Kelowna.

Goaltender Cole Schwebius started for the Rockets and allowed six goals on 27 shots.

He was replaced after 40 minutes by Roman Basran, who allowed four goals on 17 shots.

Kamloops was 5-for-7 on the power play and outshot Kelowna 44-26.

The Blazers, who have already clinched the B.C. Division championship, will finish the truncated season on Wednesday against the Prince George Cougars, a 7 p.m. start at Sandman Centre.

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