Coming off a pair of lopsided home losses in which they gave up a combined 17 goals, the Tri-City Americans found their defense Monday and pulled out a 2-1 road win over the Kamloops Blazers.
Taylor Vickerman scored the game-winner with five minutes left, that after Jessey Astles pulled Tri-City even during a scoring burst early in the third period.
Kamloops Matt Revel scored 3:30 into the final period for the games first goal. Astles answered less than two minutes later, and the score remained tied until Vickerman deflected a Mitch Topping shot past Blazers keeper Bolton Pouliot.
The win increases Tri-Citys lead to four points over Prince George for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.