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Lipon scores twice as the Blazers down the Tigers 4-1

Sunday, 10.07.2012 / 12:54 AM / News

The Canadian Press

KAMLOOPS, B.C. - JC Lipon scored twice as the Kamloops Blazers defeated the visiting Medicine Hat Tigers 4-1 on Saturday in Western Hockey League action.

Tim Bozon had a goal and two assists for the Blazers (5-0-1) and Colin Smith chipped in with three assists.

Jordan Thomson added a single goal to round out Kamloops' offence.

Miles Koules replied for the Tigers (3-3-1), who went 1-2-0 on a three-game swing through the B.C. Division.

Cole Cheveldave stopped 21 shots for the win as Dawson MacAuley turned aside 33 shots in a losing effort.

Kamloops went 1-for-2 on the power play while Medicine Hat failed to score on four chances with the man advantage.

(Kamloops News)

I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.

— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the series-winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round