Blazers go over .500 and up in the standings with a come from behind win

By Earl Seitz
December 5, 2018 - 10:37pm Updated: December 5, 2018 - 11:12pm

KAMLOOPS --- The Kamloops Blazers moved over .500 for the first time since the third game of the season and out of last place in the B.C. Division standings with a 3-2 win over the Victoria Royals.

For the second time in three games, they overcame a 2-0 deficit to win.

Victoria took a 2-0 lead in the first period on goals by D-Jay Jerome and Phillip Schultz.

Kyrell Sopotyk scored for Kamloops on a breakaway in the second period. Jermaine Loewen with his 11th of the season on the power play at 8:53 of the third tied it. A minute and 41 seconds later Josh Pillar with his 4th scored the game winner on a setup from Sopotyk.

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Luke Zazula had two assists and Dylan Garand was good on 19 of 21 shots.

With Wednesday's win, the Blazers improve to 12-11-2 and move into a third place tie with Victoria.

This was their last game before Christmas. They now go on a six game road trip to the Central Division, starting Saturday in Edmonton.

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