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Kamloops trips Chiefs 2-1

 Tim Bozan’s goal a minute into the third period was the difference as the Kamloops Blazers ground out a 2-1 victory over the Spokane Chiefs in a Western Hockey League game Friday night.

The Blazers (14-6-0-0, 28 points) clamped down on the Chiefs (9-5-1-2, 21) after the home team scored less than 5 minutes into the game.

Stars: 3, Valcourt; 2, Cheveldave; 1, Bozon

Long box below


Blazers 2, Chiefs 1

SPOKANE – Friday

First period

1, Spo, Valcourt 5 (Uher, Bardaro) 4:43.

2, Kam, Willick 11 (McVeigh) 9:36, sh.

Penalties – Vandane, Spo (hooking) 2:20; Lipon, Kam (slashing) 7:59; Ranford, Kam (holding opponents stick), Kuhn, Spo (holding) 8:58; Baldwin,Spo (holding) 18:44.

Second period

No scoring.

Penalties – Caron, Kam (fighting major), Kramer, Spo (fighting major) 7:28; Smith, Kam (fighting major), Kuhn, Spo (fighting major) 7:40; Caron, Kam (roughing) 14:32; Valcourt, Spo (charging) 18:39.

Third period

3, Kam, Bozon 7 (Smith) 1:03.

Penalties – Caron, Kam (roughing) 6:57.

Shots on goal by
Kamoops  9-7-5_21

Spokane  10-4-15_29

Goal (shots-saves) — Kamloops: Cheveldave (W, 7-3-0-0) 29-28. Spokane: Engel (L, 7-5-1-1) 21-19.

Power plays (goals-chances) — Kamloops 0-3, Spokane 0-3.

Referees — Trevor Hanson, Jeff Ingram. Linesmen — Jeremi Del Campo, Anthony Guzzo.

Attendance –5,106.

 Scratches – Kamloops: Brady Gaudet, Jordan Depape, Cole Ully, Landon Cross. Spokane: Cole Hamblin, Mitch Holmberg, Cole Wedman, Connor Chartier.


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