Originally posted on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 2/29/12
For two periods, the Kamloops Blazers showed why they are tied with the Winterhawks for second in the conference.  The defense held firm, and backup goaltender Cam Lanigan turned away almost everything the Hawks could throw at him.  In fifteen seconds, the Hawks showed why they are alone in second in the conference after Tuesday night. The first period saw only a small amount of action, with Brad Ross of the Hawks and JC Lipon of the Blazers getting under each other’s skin, as they have all season long.  Ross wound up in the box first, called for interference.  Oliver Gabriel kicked off the scoring for the Hawks, scoring off the feed from Taylor Leier less than two minutes into the second period to bestow a 1-0 advantage.  But with Derrick Pouliot in the box for interference, Tim Bozon beat Mac Carruth to even the score.  The Winterhawks only managed a four shot advantage, 25-21, through the first two periods.  The Blazers forced turnovers, and continued to pester the wingers. T...
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