I thought the Tigers played very well tonight. They kept up their physical play and for once I thought they actually outhit the other team.
The Tigers changed up their line combos and it looked like Hunter Shinkaruk was playing through some sort of injury. Tyler Lewington was also out with an injury.
Ty Stanton really stepped up for the Tigers tonight. He was making crisp passes and doing all the little things right in his own end, and it led to a big 4 point night.
I thought the Tigers deserved to win this in regulation, and Kamloops was lucky that Marek Langhamer had a bad night in goal.
I am very excited about the game they played tonight. I saw a lot of positive signs. They kept up their physical play and their penalty kill looked a lot better. I hope they can continue to play that way after they come back from the Christmas Break.
5 Minute Major
Kamloops Blazer forward Aspen Sterzer could see a suspension after Hitting Trevor Cox in the head on a nasty hit. Luckily Cox wasn't injured on the play.
Kamloops was without the leagues 2nd leading scorer in J.C Lipon who made the world junior team.