The Kamloops Storm honoured Kamloops Blazer forwards Caedan Bankier and Logan Stankoven before their KIJHL game today for their gold medal exploits with Team Canada. The team then went out and shutout the Nelson Leafs 5-0 to start 2023 with 7 out of 8 points. Brandon Toye had two goals while Ryan Larsen had a goal and an assist to lead the way for the Storm who went 3 for 6 on the power play. Owen Aura opened the scoring in the first period as the Storm led 1-0 after one and 3-0 after two. Sam Lewis closed out the scoring in the third all in support of Colton Phillips-Watts who stopped all 25 shots he faced. Kamloops fired 40 shots at Leafs netminder Jasper Tait.