KAMLOOPS — The Kamloops Blazers have been fined $500 for comments made by goaltender Connor Ingram in a post-game interview after Sunday's Game 6 loss to Kelowna.
The comments came after the Blazers first goal, tipped in by Deven Sideroff, was called back by the referees on a high-stick with 9:42 left in the third period and Kamloops down 2-0.
The WHL slapping the team with the fine late Wednesday, disciplining the team following Ingram's comments that questioned how the league could call a goal back in the third period on a high-stick, adding the Kelowna Rockets always get favoured in those kinds of calls.
"It's pretty amazing they can call that back. You've got to have pretty good evidence to turn it over like that," said Ingram after the game. "But those are the calls you're going to get when you're playing Kelowna for sure. It's an organization that's going to get every bounce that it can. We knew as soon as it went upstairs that it wasn't going to go our way."
In the meantime, the Western Hockey League telling its side of the waved off goal, dismissing any theories that WHL Commissioner Ron Robison, who was filling in as the game supervisor for Game 6, made the call himself.
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