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Blazers' training camp winding down

Three scrimmages Monday; Blue vs. White on Tuesday
August 28, 2016 8:50 P.M.

The Kamloops Blazers will wrap up Day 2 of their main training camp today (Tuesday), and then release about 20 players as they prepare for Tuesday’s annual Blue and White intrasquad game.
On Sunday, at the Sandman Centre, the players took part in three scrimmages, with each split into halves and followed by a 3-on-3 overtime period.
In the opener, Latvian freshman F Rudolfs Balcers scored twice as Team Black beat Team Orange, 3-2, before the teams each scored twice in the OT period. All five goals came in the second half. F Deven Sideroff also scored for Team Black, with F Michael McCosh and F Jermaine Loewen striking for Team Orange. In the OT, Team Black got goals from F Matt Revel and D Spencer Bast, while Loewen scored twice.
In the second game, Team Grey doubled Team Black, 4-2, taking a 3-0 lead in the first half and then being outscored 2-0 in the second period. F Quinn Benjafield, F Collin Shirley, F Carson Reagan and F Carson Denomie had the Grey goals, with F Luke Recchi and Bast counting for Team Black. Black’s Balcers scored the only goal of OT.
In the day’s final game, Team Grey scored four times in the first half and went on to a 5-2 victory over Team Orange. F Ryley Appelt, F Hayden Dick, Shirley, F Jerzy Orchard and D Dawson Davidson scored for the winners, while Team Orange got goals from D Ondrej Vala and F Adrien Belanger. The teams tied 1-1 in the OT, with Orange getting a goal from F Jagger Prosofsky and D Cam Reagan scoring for Team Grey.
Among the six goaltenders in camp, incumbent starter Connor Ingram stopped 19 of 20 shots, while Dylan Ferguson, last season’s backup, turned aside 24 of 25 shots.
Dane Dow, a 17-year-old from Rivercourse, Alta., was beaten once on 17 shots. Max Palaga, 16, of Kamloops kicked out 24 of 28 shots. Reginan Nathan Moore, who turns 15 on Nov. 1, gave up three goals on 18 shots. Blake Wood, 15, of Nanaimo stopped 21 of 27 shots.
In this morning’s scrimmages, it’s Grey-Black at 8:30, Orange-Grey at 9:45 and Orange-Black at noon.
The intrasquad game is scheduled for Tuesday at 7 p.m.

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