Seminoff scores twice as Blazers double up on Giants, win 4-2

Blazers double up on Giants

Matthew Seminoff scored a pair and Logan Stankoven had a goal and two assists in Langley on Saturday to run his WHL-leading point streak to 32 games as the Kamloops Blazers beat the Vancouver Giants 4-2.

Stankoven, Seminoff (2) and Ryan Hofer were the goal scorers for the Blazers. Dylan Anderson and Ty Thorpe scored for the Giants.

The Blazers led 2-1 after the first period and scored two quick ones late in the second. The only goal of the third was a power-play marker late, the Giants making the most of a six-on-three advantage with their goalie pulled.

Stankoven was tossed from the game at 7:40 of the third period following a checking from behind penalty. Hofer was also ejected, taking a 10-minute misconduct with less than five minutes remaining in the game.

Matthew Kieper made 34 saves on 36 Vancouver shots to earn the win in net. Brett Mirwald stopped 50 of 54 Kamloops shots in a losing effort.

The Blazers were scoreless on four power-play opportunities. The Giants scored once on six chances.

Announced attendance at Langley Events Centre was 4,521.

With the win, the Blazers improve to 30-10-4-2 on the season, first the WHL’s B.C. Division by a long shot and second in the Western Conference, seven points back of the first-place Portland Winterhawks (35-10-2-1), who were also victorious on Saturday.

The Blazers will be back in action on Sunday, when they host the Victoria Royals (14-31-4-1) in a 5 p.m. face off. They will then welcome the Saskatoon Blades (31-12-3-1) on Friday and the Prince George Cougars (21-21-4-0) on Saturday before heading east for a season-long six-game road trip while the Scotties Tournament of Hearts takes over Sandman Centre.

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