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Sarthou leads Americans past Blazers, Broncos

October
7
,
2015
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The noise caught Evan Sarthou by surprise. At first, the Tri-City Americans goaltender couldn’t figure out what the ruckus was behind him. “The last couple of times we were here it was pretty quiet,” he said after backstopping...

Blazers look to snap skid Wednesday night

October
6
,
2015
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Two teams trying hard to to get their feet on the ground early in this WHL regular season will clash Wednesday night in Kamloops. The host Blazers have lost their first four starts, the first time in the franchise’s 35-year history that has...

Blazers get some good news

October
5
,
2015
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Welcome to Drinnan on Hockey. I am fortunate in that I now am writing about hockey and other stuff on two websites. Drinnan on Hockey, which will include coverage of the WHL’s Kamloops Blazers, will appear right here at NewsKamloops.com. ...

Ex-WHL star recovering from stroke

October
4
,
2015
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A note from Bill Meltzer of hockeybuzz.com: “(Philadelphia) Flyers Hall of Fame left winger Brian Propp has been released from Magee Rehabilitation Hospital in Philadelphia. The 56-year-old, who has kept himself in tremendous physical...

Hicketts sets record against hometown team

October
3
,
2015
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Defenceman Joe Hicketts, who is from Kamloops, spun a Victoria Royals franchise record on Friday night. Hicketts drew three assists as his Victoria Royals beat the visiting Kamloops Blazers, 5-1. That leaves him with more career assists than any...

Rebels have all their guys back now

October
3
,
2015
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D Joel Kwiatkowski (Tacoma/Kelowna, Prince George, 1994-98) signed a one-year contract with MoDo Örnsköldsvik (Sweden, SHL). Last season, he had three goals and 10 assists in 42 games with Fribourg-Gottéron (Switzerland, NL A). ...

Hitmen leave Brandon with victory

October
2
,
2015
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F David Hruška (Red Deer, 1995-96) signed a one-year contract with Slavia Prague (Czech Republic, 1. Liga) after being released by Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic, Extraliga). He was pointless in six games with Karlovy Vary this season. . . ....

Blazers still searching for first victory

October
2
,
2015
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The Kamloops Blazers’ season-opening WHL losing skid reached three games on Friday night as they dropped a 4-2 decision to the host Victoria Royals. Victoria forward Tyler Soy, who had said he didn’t play particularly well in his...

Raiders goalie goes home to await trade

October
1
,
2015
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        D Ty Wishart (Prince George, Moose Jaw, 2004-08) signed a one-year contract with Eispiraten Crimmitschau (Germany, DEL2). Last season, with the Evansville Icemen (ECHL), he had one goal and on assist in 14...

Blazers in Victoria for doubleheader

October
1
,
2015
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Oct. 5/84: @blazerhockey recorded their first win and Rob Brown scored the first goal in their history #WHL50 #TBT pic.twitter.com/WgGYGpeAJi — The WHL (@TheWHL) October 1, 2015 The Kamloops Blazers expect to have veteran forward Matt...