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Rockets knock off Blazers, now 8 points back for top spot in BC Division

The Kelowna Rockets were in action on Friday, this time taking on the BC Division-leading Kamloops Blazers.

With both teams battling for the division crown, Kelowna snuck away with a massive 2-1 win. Talyn Boyko made 30 saves on 31 shots to escape with his 21st win of the year.

<who> Photo Credit: Paige Bednorz

Neither team got on the board in the first period, though the second frame was a different story. Kamloops got on the board first thanks to Reese Belton's 10th of the year.

After that, Rockets' captain Tyson Feist scored back-to-back goals to win it for Kelowna. The Rockets outshot Kamloops 35 to 31 on the night.

With the win, Kelowna improves to 30-12-1-3. They are still eight points behind the Blazers who sit at 35-14-2-0.

The two teams are back in action again Saturday. Puck drop at the Sandman Centre is at 7 pm.

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