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Aspen Sterzer scores twice, leads Blazers to 6-3 victory over Blades

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SASKATOON - Aspen Sterzer scored twice, including the short-handed game-winner, as the Kamloops Blazers defeated the Saskatoon Blades 6-3 in Western Hockey League action Wednesday.

Tim Bozon, Bronson Maschmeyer, Logan McVeigh and Ryan Hanes also scored for Kamloops (23-9-1).

Ryan Graham, Matej Stransky and Chris Collins replied for Saskatoon (20-12-1).

Cole Cheveldave made 26 saves for Kamloops while Andrey Makarov stopped 32 shots for Saskatoon.

The game was tied 2-2 until McVeigh scored on a beautiful tip-in that fooled Makarov, giving the Blazers the lead at 8:14 in the second period.

Just over two minutes later, Sterzer broke up a play in Kamloops' zone while and, with his team short-handed raced down the ice to fire a shot past Saskatoon defenceman Darren Dietz, beating a screened Makarov for the game-winner.

The Blazers took advantage of Saskatoon's lack of discipline, scoring two power-play goals on six chances.

Saskatoon's power play was far less effective, failing on three opportunities and allowing Sterzer's goal.

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