From employees studies
The Kamloops Blazers didn’t give Spokane’s upset bid an opportunity to take root Friday.
Kamloops’ Logan Stankoven posted a hat trick, and former Chiefs star Luke Toporowski added two third-period objectives because the Blazers roared to a 9-0 romp within the first spherical of the groups’ Western Hockey League playoff collection in Kamloops, British Columbia.
Stankoven scored his first purpose 44 seconds into the sport, and the Blazers led 3-0 by way of the primary 20 minutes. Stankoven additionally scored within the second and third intervals.
Toporowski, traded from Spokane to Kamloops in January, scored two objectives in a four-minute span within the third.
Spokane goaltenders Mason Beaupit and Cooper Michaluk mixed for 35 saves.