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Cougars take bite out of Blazers
The Kamloops Blazers were unable to make it two in a row at Interior Savings Centre on Saturday, Oct. 5, losing 3-0 to the Prince George Cougars.
Ty Edmonds, the Cougars' upstart 17-year-old goaltender, posted his second shutout of the young Western Hockey League season and moved his record to 4-1.
He boasts a 1.68 goals-against average and a .939 save percentage.
There were no goals until the 1:07 mark of the second period, when Jansen Harkins scored on the power play to put Prince George in front.
Jordan Tkatch gave the visitors a two-goal cushion at 13:55 of the second frame and Zach Pochiro iced the game with an empty-net marker late in the third stanza.
Kamloops was unable to generate high-quality scoring chances in the first two periods and was 0-5 on the power play on the night.
The Blazers were better in the third period and looked to have pulled within one when Tyson Ness scored, but the goal was disallowed due to incidental contact with Edmonds.
Kamloops netminder Bolton Pouliot made 28 saves in the loss, which moved his record to 1-2.
Prince George (4-4) is hosting Everett (3-1-1) on Friday, Oct. 11.
Kamloops (2-4) edged Victoria (3-5) at ISC on Friday, Oct. 4.
Next up for the Blue and Orange are the Tri-City Americans (2-4), who are in town on Tuesday, Oct. 8.
Game time is 7 p.m.