Blazers 2, Hitmen 1.
Calgary, AB - Luc Smith and Quinn Benjafield scored 1:45 apart late in the second period to push the Kamloops Blazers past the Calgary Hitmen 2-1 Friday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
The Blazers withstood a third period surge by Calgary which saw the home side fire 20 shots on net. Vladislav Yeryomenko authored the lone Hitmen marker to extend Calgary's power play goal-scoring streak to 11 games.
Blazers goaltender Dylan Ferguson was named the first star for making 32 saves while Hitmen goalie Nick Schneider was the second star after a 34 save performance.
Calgary wraps up their three-game home stand on Sunday, Jan. 21, against the Prince Albert Raiders. The 4:00 p.m. start at the 'Dome is presented by Edward Jones. It's also another Sunday Funday with face painters, concourse activities, lots of giveaways and a post-game family skate that is FREE with a game ticket. Sunday Funday contests also feature a specially priced $8.99 ticket (plus applicable fees) for kids 12 and under.
The Hitmen will then begin a season-high seven-game road trip starting Saturday, Jan. 27 in Victoria for the first of two straight against the Royals.
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Western Hockey League Stories from January 22, 2018
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- CHIEFS WIN OT THRILLER IN FRONT OF SELLOUT SPOKANE CROWD. - Spokane Chiefs
- GIANTS FALL 2-0 TO WINTERHAWKS AT HOME SATURDAY. - Vancouver Giants
- Raiders Tame Tigers In Overtime - Raiders 3, Tigers 2 (OT). - Prince Albert Raiders
- Recap: Regina Pats (3) vs Saskatoon Blades (4) OT - Regina Pats
- Giants Snag a Single Point in a 4-3 Shootout Loss at Home - Vancouver Giants
- Volcan Hat Trick Blasts Rockets. - Seattle Thunderbirds
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- Royals Knock Down Giants in Shootout. - Victoria Royals
- LETHBRIDGE SPOILS BIG NIGHT IN PRINCE GEORGE - Lethbridge 6, Cougars 2. - Prince George Cougars
- Blazers 2, Hitmen 1. - Calgary Hitmen
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