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Curry really is in a league of his own

May
15
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2016
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Starter Noah Syndergaard of the New York Mets hit two homers against the host Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night. According to ESPN Stats & Info, the Dodgers hadn’t surrendered two home runs to a pitcher in one game since Lew Burdette...

Thinking about getting into shape?

May
8
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2016
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The Philadelphia Eagles used the No. 2 overall selection in this year’s NFL draft to take quarterback Carson Wentz of North Dakota State. Here’s Brad Dickson of the Omaha World-Herald: “Imagine one day you’re living in...

Blazers grab Rizzo in first round

May
5
,
2016
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Massimo Rizzo, a centre from Burnaby, was the first of 11 players selected by the Kamloops Blazers in the WHL’s annual bantam draft on Thursday in Calgary. The Blazers selected the 5-foot-10, 165-pounder with the 14th pick of the first round....

That's Orr, wearing No. 4, for Terriers

May
1
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2016
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If you aren’t aware, you should know that the KHL — that’s the Russian version of the NHL — will almost certainly have a team in Beijing when next season arrives. . . . “The New York Jets now have drafted 11...

Three Blazers in final pre-draft rankings

April
12
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2016
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The final rankings for 2015-16 are in from NHL Central Scouting and they include three members of the WHL’s Kamloops Blazers. These are the last rankings Central Scouting will release prior to the 2016 NHL draft, which is scheduled to be held...

Rehill signs ATO with Albany Devils

April
10
,
2016
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D Ryan Rehill of the Kamloops Blazers has signed an amateur tryout (ATO) with the Albany Devils, the AHL affiliate of the NHL’s New Jersey Devils. RYAN REHILL New Jersey selected Rehill, 20, in the fifth round, 131st overall, in the...

Was this season Hay's best as coach?

April
6
,
2016
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Don Hay has been around hockey’s block a time or two. These days, at the age of 62, he is seen as the godfather of WHL coaches. Hay has more playoff victories than any head coach in WHL history and is No. 2 on the regular-season list. ...

Rockets beat Blazers in Game 7

April
5
,
2016
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The Kamloops Blazers’ 2015-16 season ended in the most painful way imaginable — on an overtime goal in Game 7. Tomas Soustal scored off a rebound at 7:07 of sudden-victory overtime on Monday night, giving the host Kelowna Rockets a 2-1...

Blazers, Rockets in Game 7 tonight

April
4
,
2016
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There’s a reason why hockey teams don’t like to trade with teams in their division, and they certainly don’t look to make swaps with their biggest rivals. Exhibit No. 1: Centre Gage Quinney of the Kamloops Blazers. Early this...

Blazers take Rockets to Game 7

April
2
,
2016
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The Kamloops Blazers were leading 1-0 and killing a penalty when the second period began Saturday night at the Sandman Centre. Almost immediately, the Kelowna Rockets tied the score as right-winger Rod Southam scored into an empty side . . . Oh,...