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Captain Southam leads Kelowna to win

April
1
,
2016
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Team captains are supposed to lead and Rodney Southam did just that on Friday night. Southam, the captain of the Kelowna Rockets, scored three times in a 4-0 victory over the visiting Kamloops Blazers at Prospera Place. The Rockets now hold a 3-2...

Blazers rip Rockets to tie series

March
30
,
2016
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You know how hypnotists work it, getting inside someone’s head to help them stop smoking? Well, something similar has happened in the WHL playoff series between the Kelowna Rockets and Kamloops Blazers. Kamloops goaltender Connor Ingram has...

Rockets blank Blazers, lead series 2-1

March
30
,
2016
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Fans were lined up for blocks before the doors opened to Memorial Arena for Tuesday night’s WHL playoff game between the Kelowna Rockets and Kamloops Blazers. Yes, you can bet there were a lot of relived memories on a night that was made for...

WHL playoffs head back to the past

March
28
,
2016
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The WHL returns to Memorial Arena tonight (Tuesday) for the first time since the spring of 1992. This time, it’s the Kelowna Rockets and the Kamloops Blazers in Game 3 of a first-round series. It’s even, 1-1, after the visiting Blazers...

A WHL playoff shocker in Kelowna

March
27
,
2016
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The Kamloops Blazers refused to lose Saturday night at Prospera Place in Kelowna. Trailing 4-3 with 31 seconds left in the third period, the Blazers got goals from left-winger Collin Shirley and defenceman Ryan Rehill to beat the defending- ...

Rockets draw first blood from Blazers

March
25
,
2016
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The Kelowna Rockets struck for two goals 47 seconds apart in the second period and went on to beat the visiting Kamloops Blazers 3-2 at Prospera Place on Friday night. It was Game 1 of a best-of-seven first-round WHL playoff series. Game 2 is...

Blazers and Rockets rarin' to go

March
23
,
2016
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A lot has been said and written about the fact that the Kamloops Blazers are going to play a hockey game in Memorial Arena next week. At the same time, the Blazers can’t lose track of their having to play two games before Game 3 of their...

Ferguson shines in blanking Cougars

March
19
,
2016
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No Connor Ingram? No problem. With Ingram, the Kamloops Blazers’ starting goaltender and most valuable player, left behind to get some rest, backup Dylan Ferguson stepped in and shut out the host Prince George Cougars, 2-0, on Saturday night...

Kamloops-Kelowna rivalry will heat up

March
18
,
2016
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They only needed one point; they got two. The Kamloops Blazers dumped the Prince George Cougars, 4-1, at the Sandman Centre on Friday night, setting up a first-round WHL playoff meeting with the Kelowna Rockets. The Blazers, who have won eight...

Kamloops-Kelowna series in forecast?

March
17
,
2016
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The Kamloops Blazers and Kelowna Rockets last hooked up in a WHL playoff series in the spring of 2013. The Blazers, who missed the playoffs each of the next two seasons, swept the Rockets from that second-round series, winning 6-2 and 4-2 in...