In an injury update, Everett's two forwards who missed Saturday's game against Seattle, Joshua Winquist and Trent Lofthouse, are both still considered day-to-day because of minor injuries. Lofthouse participated in practice today, Winquist did not. Also, defenseman Austin Adam, who's been out with a broken hand, did some skating during practice today. That's the first time I've seen Adam on the ice since suffering the injury.
Finally, here's a quick look at Tuesday's opponent, the Kamloops Blazers. Kamloops:
- Is ranked No. 1 in the Canadian Hockey League poll.
- Has won 13 straight games.
- Has yet to lose in regulation or overtime this season, the lone ding in 16 games coming in a 4-3 shootout loss at Victoria on Sept. 28.
- Features the league's top three scorers in JC Lipon (39 points), Colin Smith (38 points) and Tim Bozon (29 points).
So the Tips have a tough task ahead. However, it's also an opportunity to do something special in ending what's been as historic start to the season for the Blazers.
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