Recap: Blazers bounce Rockets 6-1
The Kamloops Blazers dropped the Kelowna Rockets 6-1 on Saturday night at the Sandman Centre in Kamloops, BC.
The 2023 Memorial Cup host Blazers jumped out to a 4-0 lead while holding the Rockets to just three shots in the opening twenty minutes.
Kamloops took advantage of their power play chances, netting three of their goals on the man advantage.
After the Rockets killed off back-to-back penalties, Logan Stankoven (11) finally got the Blazers on the board just before the ten-minute mark of the period. Twenty seconds later Fraser Minten (4) added another Blazer goal. Aapo Sarell (1) and Matthew Seminoff (6) pushed Kamloops out to a 4-0 lead by the end of the first.
Kelowna started the second period with 1:27 of five-on-three power play time, but the Blazers were able to kill off both penalties.
Kyle Masters (3) notched the Blazers second power play goal of the game early in the third period. Andrew Cristall (12) broke the Blazers shutout bid weaving from the right wing to unleash a shot at the top of the left faceoff circle. Connor Levis (5) capitalized on another power play before the end of the game.
- Kamloops outshot Kelowna 28 to 14
- The Rockets were 0/4 on the power play while the Blazers were 2/5
- Matthew Seminoff was the game’s first star, Kyle Masters was the second and Drew Englot was the third
- The Rockets record moves to 6-8-1-0
- Talyn Boyko stopped 32 of the 38 shots fired on him, his record is now 3-3-0-0
- It was Turner McMillen’s 100th regular season game
- The ten-game season series between the Blazers and Rockets now sits at 1-1
- The two will meet next on December 27th at Prospera Place
The Rockets are now off until next weekend, when they’ll host the Spokane Chiefs Friday, November 18th and the Tri-City Americans on Saturday, November 19th.
Prospera Place will play host to the Rivalry Series game between the Canadian and American National Women’s Teams on Tuesday, November 15th.
Single-game tickets for the Rivalry Series game and all Rockets home games are on sale at Select Your Tickets. Tickets can be purchased online through www.selectyourtickets.com, at the Prospera Place box office, or by phone at 250-762-5050.
Mini Packs are now on sale for the 2022-23 season, pick from between a six or twelve-game pack. Click here to learn more about Mini Packs.