WHL

Blazers close out preseason with loss

September
16
,
2016
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The Kamloops Blazers surrendered four goals in the game’s second half as they dropped a 4-0 decision to the host Prince George Cougars on Friday night in the last WHL exhibition game for each team. The Cougars finished with a 3-3-0 record;...

Big day for the Walton family

September
12
,
2016
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Travis Walton scored his first WHL goal on Saturday. On Monday, he signed his first WHL contract. Walton, a native of Abbotsford, joined the Kamloops Blazers in time to play in a 6-3 loss to the visiting Kelowna Rockets. He scored the...

Rockets complete weekend sweep of Blazers

September
10
,
2016
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Call it an exhibition game. Call it a preseason game. It doesn’t matter. What matters is that Don Hay wasn’t happy. The head coach of the WHL’s Kamloops Blazers had just watched his team drop an ugly 6-3 decision to the Kelowna...

Blazers blanked by Herringer, Rockets

September
9
,
2016
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The Kamloops Blazers weren’t able to solve Michael Herringer on Friday night. Herringer turned aside 23 shots in leading the host Kelowna Rockets to a 1-0 victory over the Blazers at Prospera Place. The Rockets (2-1-0) and Blazers (1-2-0)...

Blazers add some goaltending depth

September
6
,
2016
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The Kamloops Blazers added to their goaltending depth on Tuesday when they acquired Carter Phair from the Edmonton Oil Kings. In return, the Blazers sent a fourth-round selection in the WHL’s 2018 bantam draft to Edmonton. The 6-foot-4,...

Benjafield, Zazula spark Blazers' offence

September
5
,
2016
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Forward Quinn Benjafield and defenceman Luke Zazula, two players who will be looked to for some offence this season, led the Kamloops Blazers to a 5-2 victory over the visiting Kelowna Rockets on Sunday night. The Blazers improved their WHL...

Royals upend Blazers in exhibition opener

September
2
,
2016
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The Kamloops Blazers staged a second-period comeback but it wasn’t enough as they dropped a 5-3 decision to the Victoria Royals on Friday night at the Sandman Centre. It was the first exhibition game for both WHL teams. The Blazers are back...

Blazers add local goaltender to roster

September
1
,
2016
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The Kamloops Blazers had a busy Thursday. They added goaltender Max Palaga to their roster, while returning forward Connor Zary, 15, to the midget AAA Saskatoon Contacts. The Blazers also signed two undrafted 17-year-old list players —...

Blazers roster at 30, including two goaltenders

August
31
,
2016
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The Kamloops Blazers trimmed their roster to 30 players, including only two goaltenders, on Wednesday, one day after the WHL team held its annual intrasquad game at the Sandman Centre. There were no surprises in goal, as the roster shows starter...

Loewen gets winner in intrasquad game

August
30
,
2016
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Team Blue opened the scoring 19 seconds into the first period and later scored the game’s last two goals as it skated to a 4-3 victory over Team White in the Kamloops Blazers’ annual intrasquad game on Tuesday night at the Sandman Centre...