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Blazers romp past red-hot Hurricanes

October
30
,
2015
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It’s almost as though the Kamloops Blazers approached the WHL’s regular season as though it was a 2,000-piece jigsaw puzzle. In the beginning, they tried to put too many pieces in the wrong places. But soon the pieces started to fall...

Red-hot Hurricanes blowing into Kamloops

October
29
,
2015
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When you start a season the way the Kamloops Blazers have, every game is a challenge. Still, the local WHL team is facing perhaps its greatest challenge to this point in the season as it entertains the Lethbridge Hurricanes on Friday night at the...

Oh my . . . Loewen finally scores first goal

October
28
,
2015
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The grin said it all. Moments earlier, Kamloops Blazers forward Jermaine Loewen, playing in his 48th career WHL game, had corralled the puck near the right face-off circle in the Prince George zone and wired it past Cougars goaltender Mack Shields....

Blazers in urgent need of victories

October
27
,
2015
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The calendar hasn’t yet turned to November, but you can’t overstate the urgency of the position in which the Kamloops Blazers find themselves. The Blazers, who are at home tonight to the Prince George Cougars, have won only three times...

Rugby's World Cup epic sporting event

October
25
,
2015
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With the Denver Broncos having gone 27 consecutive drives without an offensive touchdown, Paul Klee of the Colorado Springs Gazette noted: “What once was a Ferrari now is a Zamboni on grass.” . . . From comedy writer Alex Kaseberg:...

Burke provides Hitmen with some relief

October
23
,
2015
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The Calgary Hitmen had lost five of their previous six WHL games, so were badly in need of a lift when they took to the ice against the Kamloops Blazers on Friday night at the Sandman Centre. The visitors, who were coming off 5-2 and 5-0 beatings...

Surely, Shirley is shooting puck more often

October
22
,
2015
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There was a sense of almost, well, giddiness outside the Kamloops Blazers’ dressing room on Wednesday night. There were smiles and chuckles emanating from players as they dealt with the media. Head coach Don Hay didn’t look quite as...

Blazers prove pane in butt to Royals

October
21
,
2015
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Maybe the Kamloops Blazers are starting to figure out this hockey thing. After opening the WHL regular season with a franchise record six straight losses, the Blazers now have won three of four games after they got past the Victoria Royals 3-2 at...

Sideroff expected to make 2015-16 debut

October
20
,
2015
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The Kamloops Blazers will have a quicker lineup tonight than in any of their previous three WHL games against the Victoria Royals. That’s because sophomore forward Deven Sideroff is expected to play for the first time this season. DEVEN...

Gropp, Hicketts coming home to play Russians

October
19
,
2015
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It doesn’t appear that there will be any Kamloops Blazers players on the WHL team that is to play a touring Russian side here on Nov. 10. However, there will be a Kamloops flavour to the roster. The Subway Series, an annual two-game affair,...