SWIFT CURRENT — The Kamloops Blazers (17-11-3-1) got 33 saves from goaltender Connor Ingram in a 3-0 shutout win over the Swift Current Broncos (10-20-3-1) on Saturday night.
The win gave the Blazers a 5-1-0-0 record on their six-game East Division trip.
The two teams played to a scoreless first period. Connor Ingram had to be sharp as he made 17 saves with the Blazers outshot 17-8 in the period.
The first period intermission occurred at the 7:01mark of the first period after a puck struck and broke glass in a luxury suite.
The two teams broke for an intermission, played the final 7:01 of the first period on clean ice and switched ends for the second period.
Just like the first period, the Blazers and Broncos were deadlocked in the second period.
Jake Kryski got the game's first goal with 3:48 left in the period. He dumped a puck into the Broncos zone, won a race to the puck and scored his fifth goal of the season.
Ryan Rehill followed Kryski's goal up with a blast from the point with 50 seconds left to give the Blazers a 2-0 lead through two periods.
The Blazers have played well with leads, and had a sound third period. Kryski scored an empty net goal to make it a 3-0 final.
The Blazers were 0-for-1 on the power play, while the Broncos finished 0-for-2. Final shots on goal were 33-31 for the Broncos.
After an 0-6-0-0 start, the Blazers finished the first half winning 17 of 26 games for a record of 17-11-3-1 and in sixth place in the WHL's Western Conference.
The Blazers return to action on Sunday, December 27 with a home game at 6:00pm against the Kelowna Rockets.
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