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Winterhawks beat Blazers in shootout

December
4
,
2015
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It looked for the longest time Friday night as though goaltender Connor Ingram of the Kamloops Blazers would have the last laugh, while left-winger Rihards Bukarts of the Portland Winterhawks would be left only with sore arms. However, Bukarts...

Two pre-Christmas home games left

December
3
,
2015
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The Kamloops Blazers are preparing for their final two home-ice appearances before Christmas. The Blazers will entertain the Portland Winterhawks at the Sandman Centre tonight (Friday) and the Medicine Hat Tigers on Saturday. After that, they...

Needham, Quinney lead Blazers to victory

December
1
,
2015
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The WHL game had been over for about 15 minutes on Tuesday night, when the youngest coach in the league walked towards the man who is the elder statesman. “How’s it going down there?” asked Don Hay, 61, the head coach of the...

Kamloops' Hicketts on Team Canada roster

December
1
,
2015
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Joe Hicketts of the Victoria Royals is one of 11 defencemen on the roster for Hockey Canada’s national junior team selection camp that opens Dec. 10 in Etobicoke, Ont. Hicketts, who is from Kamloops, is one of three returnees from the team...

Struggling Ice will play Blazers tonight

November
30
,
2015
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The most interesting matchup of tonight’s WHL game at the Sandman Centre may well be behind the benches. On the ice, the game will feature the Kootenay Ice going against the host Kamloops Blazers. At the benches, it will be Luke Pierce of...

Blazers trade forward to Ice

November
29
,
2015
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Jesse Zaharichuk, the Kamloops Blazer’s player of the month for October, was traded to the Kootenay Ice on Sunday afternoon. In return, the Blazers received a fifth-round selection in the 2018 bantam draft. JESSE ZAHARICHUK ...

Cougars prevent doubleheader sweep

November
28
,
2015
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The Prince George Cougars finally figured out the Kamloops Blazers. The Cougars got two goals and an assist from forward Jared Bethune and beat the visitors, 7-3, last night. It was Prince George’s first victory over Kamloops in five tries...

Kryski returns, wins game in shootout

November
27
,
2015
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For a few minutes in the third period on Friday night it looked as though the Prince George Cougars finally had solved the mystery that is the Kamloops Blazers. However, the visiting Blazers were having none of it. Kamloops erased a 3-1 deficit...

Harrison knows all about Blazers

November
26
,
2015
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The Kamloops Blazers will be taking part in the latest chapter of the Luke Harrison Farewell Tour tonight (Friday) in Prince George. Harrison, who began this WHL season with the Blazers, practised on Thursday with the Cougars, the fourth team with...

Rehill adapting to new role with Blazers

November
25
,
2015
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Ryan Rehill on the ice during his team’s power play? Ryan Rehill, who has been responsible for about three boatloads of opposition power plays through his first three WHL seasons? That Ryan Rehill? “It’s a little different...