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Shirley, Sideroff help WHL sweep Russians

November
10
,
2015
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Team WHL completed a two-game sweep of Team Russia on Tuesday night at the Sandman Centre and forwards Collin Shirley and Deven Sideroff of the Kamloops Blazers played major roles. It wasn’t supposed to be that way but, hey, sometimes life...

Blazers' Shirley shines on international stage

November
10
,
2015
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In the world of sports, you often hear about someone’s misfortune being someone else’s good fortune. Before meeting a touring Russian side in Game 1 of this year’s Super Series, there was Team WHL head coach Dave Lowry on that...

Hicketts eager to play Russians in hometown

November
8
,
2015
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Joe Hicketts is a grizzled veteran of international hockey. He captained the Canadian team at the Youth Olympics in Austria in 2011-12. He played in the U-17 World Hockey Challenge. He has played for a Canadian U-18 team. Last season, he played two...

Two Blazers skaters added to Team WHL

November
8
,
2015
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The Kamloops Blazers will be represented on the ice in the CHL Canada Russia Series, after all. Forwards Collin Shirley, 19, and Deven Sideroff, 18, were added to Team WHL’s roster on Sunday, filling spots created by injuries to a pair of...

Blazers run winning streak to five games

November
7
,
2015
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If you had watched the Kamloops Blazers lose their first six games of this WHL regular season, you might not have expected them to get their heads above water for a long, long time. Guess what? The Blazers put a second licking in 10 days on the...

Kryski goal lifts Blazers to win in Vancouver

November
6
,
2015
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Chalk one up to the penalty killers. The Kamloops Blazers, sparked by a penalty-killing unit that was perfect in seven attempts, beat the Vancouver Giants 2-1 at Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver on Friday night. The Blazers’ victory was their...

A third Chyzowski makes it to WHL

November
5
,
2015
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A third member of Kamloops’ Chyzowski family is about to play in the WHL. Ryan Chyzowski, 15, has signed with the Medicine Hat Tigers and is expected to play tonight in Cranbrook against the Kootenay Ice. He also is expected to be in the...

Blazers will be facing new-look Giants

November
5
,
2015
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The Kamloops Blazers are going to see the new-look Vancouver Giants when the teams meet tonight (Friday) at Pacific Coliseum. The Giants, who have lost six straight games (0-5-1), continued their early season makeover on Thursday as they added one...

Shirley finishes off Blazers' comeback in OT

November
3
,
2015
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The Kamloops Blazers, according to veteran winger Collin Shirley, talk a lot about how they are “never out of the fight.” In fact, the team has adopted that expression as a motto. It proved to be true on Tuesday night at the Sandman...

Blazers learning winning a lot of fun

November
2
,
2015
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The Kamloops Blazers have discovered the joy of winning. A season that didn’t include a whole lot of fun in the early going has shown recent signs of turning around. “Winning is a good feeling,” Blazers captain Matt Needham, who...