Kamloops This Week
With the first two games of their WHL pre-season in the books, the Kamloops Blazers have posted a .500 record.
On Friday, Aug. 29, the club recorded a 5-4 shootout victory over the Vancouver Giants.
Facing his former club of the first time, Don Hay and his charges battled back from a 3-1 deficit at Interior Savings Centre. Eric Krienke, Cole Ully, Matt Bellerive and Jesse Zaharichuk scored the goals in regulation, while Ully and Jesse Shynkaruk added shootout markers.
Connor Ingram and Bolton Pouliot split time in goal. The Blazers went 0-for-5 on the power play, but posted a 48-24 lead in shots.
The team was less fortunate on Saturday, losing 5-0 to the Kelowna Rockets.
Ingram played the full 60 minutes, surrendering five goals on 37 shots. Jackson Whistle stopped 24 of 24 to post the shut out for Kelowna.
The next action for the Blazers will come on Saturday, Sept. 6 as they visit the Victoria Royals. The team’s next home game will be Friday, Sept. 12 against the Prince George Cougars.