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Blazers' Sideroff gets first NHL contract

August
4
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2016
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Deven Sideroff is having quite a week. Sideroff, who is preparing for his third season with the Kamloops Blazers, is taking part in a summer evaluation camp DEVEN SIDEROFF being held by Hockey Canada for national junior team prospects. ...

Sydor finds new coaching home

July
26
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2016
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Darryl Sydor is back in the coaching game. Sydor, one of the five owners of the WHL’s Kamloops Blazers, has signed as an assistant coach with the AHL’s Chicago Wolves for 2016-17. Sydor, 44, spent the past five seasons as an assistant...

It's a sundae to top all sundaes

July
24
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2016
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If you missed it, the U.S.’s 2017 Olympic curling trials are to be held in Omaha, Neb. As Jim Barach of WCHS-TV in Charleston, W.Va., noted: “Officials say the event could pump as much as another $327 into the local economy.” . . ....

Can you afford a Grey Cup ticket?

July
17
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2016
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If you are thinking about going to the 2016 Grey Cup game in Toronto in November, you better start saving right now, or make an appointment with a loans officer. Here’s Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun: “I was offended to learn that my...

Diamondbacks had two Lambs in clubhouse

July
10
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2016
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Greg Cote of the Miami Herald can hardly wait for Aug. 5: “The Rio Olympics begin in one month. And, really, other than the threat of Zika virus and crime, the unfinished facilities, bacteria-riddled water, athlete withdrawals, doping...

Americans given reminder about July 1

July
3
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2016
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ICYMI, Kamloops native Don Moores is back in town as the Blazers’ president, chief operating officer and alternate governor. This signals the start of a new marketing age with the local WHL franchise. Might I suggest that Moore’s first...

Blazers pick Latvian forward in import draft

June
28
,
2016
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For the first time in their history, the Kamloops Blazers have selected a Latvian player in the CHL import draft. The Blazers, with the 41st selection in Tuesday’s draft, took Rudolfs Balcers, a 19-year-old forward who is from Liepaja, Latvia...

CFL getting media heat in Edmonton

June
26
,
2016
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Hey, TSN, as you may be aware this is Vin Scully’s last season as the man on telecasts of Los Angeles Dodgers’ home games. You also may be aware that Vin is the best ever. You also may be aware that when you pick up Dodgers’ home...

Blazers have two players selected in draft

June
25
,
2016
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If you blinked, you may have missed the Kamloops Blazers’ contribution to the NHL draft that was held in Buffalo on Friday and Saturday. Centre Garrett Pilon and goaltender Connor Ingram went back-to-back in the third round on Saturday. Pilon...

Blazers, Kamloops represented on camp rosters

June
20
,
2016
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Goaltender Connor Ingram and right-winger Deven Sideroff of the Kamloops Blazers have taken the first step towards playing for Canada in the 2017 World Junior Championship. They are two of 41 players invited by Hockey Canada to take part in the...