Blazers to hop a ferry up two games

The Kamloops Blazers are showing why they are favoured to beat the Victoria Royals.

The Kamloops Blazers are showing why they are favoured to beat the Victoria Royals.

Kamloops beat Victoria 7-4 on Saturday, March 24, at Interior Savings Centre to take a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference quarter-final series.

Victoria’s starting netminder Keith Hamilton was pulled in favour of backup Jared Rathjen after Kamloops’ fourth goal.

The Blazers outshot the Royals 53-28.

Jordan DePape (2), Chase Schaber, Cole Ully, Dylan Willick, Brady Gaudet and Tim Bozon notched goals for the home team.

Austin Carroll, Robin Soudek, Taylor Crunk and Jamie Crooks tallied for the visitors.

The Royals will take solace in a late push-back that saw them score three times in the final frame.

Kamloops topped Victoria 4-1 in Game 1 on Friday, March 23, at ISC.

The series now moves to Vancouver Island for games three and four, with Game 3 scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27.

Follow @KTWonBlazers and @MarTheReporter on Twitter for updates from the road trip.

Game stories will posted after each road game here on

KTW took video of DePape’s first goal, which was scored on a penalty shot. It’s posted above.








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