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Toporowski of Kamloops Blazers nets game-winning goal in victory over Prince George Cougars

The Blazers will play host to the Vancouver Giants on Wednesday, a 7 p.m. start at Sandman Centre

Luke Toporowski capped his formidable debut weekend for the Kamloops Blazers with the game-winning goal in a 3-2 victory over the visiting Prince George Cougars on Saturday at Sandman Centre.

Toporowski, who was acquired by Kamloops from the Spokane Chiefs on Jan. 17 at the WHL trade deadline, tallied at 4:50 of the third period, with an assist going to captain Logan Stankoven.

Matthew Seminoff opened the scoring in the first frame, finding twine at 5:09 to give the home team a 1-0 lead.

Ethan Samson and Cayden Glover answered for Prince George in the second period in support of netminder Ty Young, who stopped 45 shots and was outstanding in defeat.

Connor Levis tied the game at 2-2 at 4:12 of the third stanza.

Dylan Garand made 23 saves, including some of the highlight-reel variety, to pick up the victory between the pipes.

Toporowski, who notched two goals and three points in a 5-1 triumph over the Cougars on Friday in Prince George, was named first star for the second consecutive night.

The Blazers will play host to the Vancouver Giants on Wednesday, a 7 p.m. start at Sandman Centre.

Kamloops (24-11-1-0) is second in Western Conference standings, nine points behind the Everett Silvertips (27-7-2-2).

Vancouver (16-17-2-0) is seventh in the West, two points back of Prince George (17-19-1-1).