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Kamloops scores six times in second period to hammer Cougars 8-1

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PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. - The Kamloops Blazers scored six times in the second period as they ran away with an 8-1 victory over the Prince George Cougars.

Devon Kalinski had two goals and an assist and Kenton Dulle had four assists to pace the offence for Kamloops (25-27-1-2).

Kalinski got the Blazers on the board in the first period, but the Cougars (15-35-1-2), who have lost seven of eight of their last nine games, got back on even terms in the second period when Greg Gardner chipped home his career-high 18th of the season.

After Kamloops captain Scott Wasden restored the Blazers' lead, Kalinski scored his second shortly after a scramble in which Cougars goaltender Ian Curtis appeared to hurt his left shoulder. Curtis was lifted after Kalinski's goal u Curtis allowed three goals on 18 shots u and the floodgates opened on Real Cyr, who came on in relief.

Cyr allowed goals to Ivan Rohac, Shayne Wiebe, Matt Wray and Juuso Puustinen without recording a single save prior to the second intermission. For Cyr, it was four goals on four shots, with three of those goals coming in a 26-second span.

Jimmy Bubnick added another goal for Kamloops in the third period.

Kamloops got a 30-save effort from goaltender Justin Leclerc.

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