WHL Roundup: Centazzo, Blazers beat Rockets to extend win streak

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — Orrin Centazzo scored twice and Zane Franklin had three assists as the Kamloops Blazers toppled the Kelowna Rockets 5-2 on Monday in Western Hockey League action.

Connor Zary, Matthew Seminoff and Ryley Appelt also scored for the Blazers (13-6-0), who are on a four-game winning streak.

Nolan Foote and Mark Liwiski found the back of the net for the Rockets (9-8-2), who are on a four-game slide.

Dylan Garand kicked out 25 shots for Kamloops.

Cole Schwebius allowed two goals on 19 shots in 32:42 of action before giving way to Roman Basran, who made 11 saves in relief to take the loss for Kelowna.

Kamloops went 2 for 9 on the power play while the Rockets were 0 for 5 with the man advantage.

Kelowna winger Pavel Novak was given a major and game misconduct for checking from behind at 18:26 of the second period.


BRANDON, Man. — Defenceman Braden Schneider scored once and set up two more and Jiri Patera made 23 saves as the Wheat Kings toppled Winnipeg.

Cole Reinhardt, Ty Thorpe, Ridly Greig, Jonny Hooker, Connor Gutenberg and Chad Nychuk also scored for Brandon (9-12-0).

Isaac Johnson and Michael Milne supplied the offence for the Ice (10-8-1). Jesse Makaj gave up four goals on 17 shots to take the loss.


EDMONTON — Beck Warm stopped 48 shots — including 24 in the third period alone — as Tri-City blanked the Oil Kings.

Paycen Bjorklund, Connor Bouchard and Krystof Hrabik potted goals for the Americans (11-6-1).

Sebastian Cossa turned aside 23 shots for Edmonton (13-3-4).

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