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Morrison makes another memory in Kamloops

January
7
,
2016
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The arena now known as the Sandman Centre always will be special to right-winger Brad Morrison of the Prince George Cougars. After Wednesday night, it is even more special. That’s because Morrison’s goal in the fourth round of a...

Blazers winger has Olympic dreams

January
5
,
2016
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Junior hockey players often have big dreams. Then there’s Jermaine Loewen of the Kamloops Blazers, who has Olympic-sized dreams. Loewen, a 17-year-old sophomore with the Blazers, is from Arborg, Man.; at least, that’s where his family...

Whoa Noah! Silvertips win in OT

January
2
,
2016
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The Everett Silvertips are stingier than Uncle Scrooge. They went into Saturday’s game against the Kamloops Blazers having allowed 2.17 goals per game, the lowest figure in the 60-team CHL. They had surrendered two or fewer goals in 25 of...

Loewen sparks Blazers with penalty, goal

January
1
,
2016
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Jermaine Loewen and the Kamloops Blazers opened 2016 by starting one streak and ending another on Friday afternoon at the Sandman Centre. Loewen, the 17-year-old sophomore left winger from Arborg, Man., via Jamaica, scored for a second straight...

KMHA product gets NHL contract

December
31
,
2015
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The New York Rangers wanted Ryan Gropp badly enough that they made a trade on draft day in order to acquire his rights. On Thursday, they signed the 19-year-old Kamloops native to a three-year entry-level NHL contract. The contract, according to...

Royals close out 2015 with victory

December
30
,
2015
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Ideally, the Kamloops Blazers would have returned from their Christmas break refreshed and ready to take on the world. Unfortunately for them, that isn’t the way the WHL world works. They went into the break having won five of six games on...

Royals in Kamloops for doubleheader

December
29
,
2015
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The Victoria Royals will celebrate the New Year in Kamloops. The Kamloops Blazers would like nothing better than to ruin their party. The two WHL teams will meet tonight (Wednesday), 7 o’clock, and Friday afternoon at 2 at the Sandman Centre...

Lind hat trick too much for Blazers

December
28
,
2015
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For a second straight game, the Kamloops Blazers couldn’t handle left-winger Kole Lind of the Kelowna Rockets. Lind, a 17-year-old freshman from Shaunavon, Sask., scored three times Monday night as the Rockets beat the visiting Blazers, 3-2,...

Kelowna's Baillie beats Blazers again

December
27
,
2015
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When you’re sitting atop the WHL scoring race, you know where to go on the ice when the score is 1-1. Tyson Baillie of the Kelowna Rockets went to the net Sunday night and was the beneficiary of a terrific play by linemate Kole Lind that...

Christmas break is over for Blazers

December
26
,
2015
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The long-awaited return of the Kamloops Blazers is upon local hockey fans. The Blazers, who last played at the Sandman Centre on Dec. 5, return from the Christmas break tonight (Sunday) to face the Kelowna Rockets. The teams will complete the...