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Garand stops 41 as Blazers win battle of WHL juggernauts in Everett

Blazers beat first-place 'Tips

Dylan Garand made 41 saves in Everett on Saturday as the Kamloops Blazers won a battle of WHL juggernauts.

The Blazers improve to 17-2-0-0 with the win — a 3-2 victory over the red-hot Silvertips, who fall to 16-1-0-1 with their first regulation loss of the season.

Logan Stankoven, Nick McCarry and Quinn Schmiemann scored for the Blazers. Alex Swetlikoff and Ryan Hofer scored for Everett.

Silvertips netminder Koen MacInnes stopped 26 of 28 Kamloops shots in the loss.

Kamloops sits comfortably atop the WHL’s B.C. Division standings, seven wins up on the second-place Kelowna Rockets (10-5-0-2). The Silvertips enjoy a similar lead in the U.S. Division, but are now second to the Blazers in the WHL's Western Conference standings.

The Blazers are slated to be back in action on Friday in Langley against the Vancouver Giants (10-7-1-0). Their next home game is scheduled for Dec. 4, when the Rockets are expected to visit Sandman Centre.



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