Recap: Franklin’s big afternoon leads Blazers over Cougars

Zane Franklin had a career-high five points, as the Kamloops Blazers swept the weekend double-header against the Prince George Cougars, with a 7-3 victory Sunday after at the CN Centre. Five Blazers finished with multi-point games. Mitch Kohner picked up his first career WHL point, an assist, in the setback.




Cougars– Connor Bowie (1 G), Austin Crossley (1 G), Cole Moberg (1 G), Kjell Kjemhus (1 A), Mitch Kohner (1 A), Joel Lakusta (1 A), Vladislav Mikhalchuk (1 A).

Blazers-Zane Franklin (1 G, 4 A), Orrin Centazzo (2 G, 1 A), Luc Smith (2 G, 1 A), Luke Zazula (3 A), Nolan Kneen (3 A), Marin Lang (1 G), Brodi Stuart (1 G), Quinn Schmiemann (1 A).


Cougars- Isaiah DiLaura (Loss) 22:16 9/13, Taylor Gauthier (37:44) 15/18

Blazers- Dylan Garand (Win) 60:00 25/28


Cougars- 1/9

Blazers- 2/3

THREE STARS: 1) Zane Franklin 2) Orrin Centazzo 3) Luc Smith


HOME AWAY FROM HOME: Sunday was the Kamloops Blazers eighth-straight win in Prince George, dating back to March 18th, 2017. The last loss for the Blazers at the CN Centre was March 4th, 2017. The Cougars fall to 3-6-0-1 in how double-headers.

MILESTONE POINT: Rookie forward Mitch Kohner picked up an assist on the Cougars’ second goal, which was his first career point in the WHL. Kohner, 16, was selected by the Cougars in 10th-round, 201stoverall, in the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft.

UP NEXT: The Cougars (9-10-1-2) continue their five-game home stand next Friday, November 23rd, against the Regina Pats. Tickets for the game are available at the TicketsNorthbox office, or online at


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