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WHL teams busy signing players

September
1
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2015
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F Patrik Valcák (Lethbridge, Kelowna, 2003-04) signed a one-year contract with the Manchester Storm (England, UK Elite). Last season, he had 10 goals and 33 assists in 32 games with Cracovia Krakow (Poland, PHL), and three goals and 14...

Goaltending no problem for Blazers

September
1
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2015
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UPDATE: After their intrasquad game, the Kamloops Blazers trimmed their roster to 29 — 15 forwards, 11 defencemen and three goaltenders. . . . That number includes three 2015 draft picks who aren’t eligible to play full-time this season...

Thunderbirds, Golden Bears coming to Kamloops

August
31
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2015
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F Jeff Smith (Red Deer, 1998-2002) signed a one-year contract with Amiens (France, Ligue Magnus) after a successful tryout. Last season, in 24 games with the Braehead Clan Glasgow (Scotland, UK Elite), he had two assists. ——— ...

Constantine, staff visit with Seahawks coach

August
30
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2015
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The Canadian Hockey League Players Association may not have any members, but Glenn Gumbley continues to call himself its president. It was Gumbley who lodged a complaint with the Washington state Department of Labor and Industries that ultimately...

Blazers, Royals sign 2015 draft picks

August
29
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2015
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F Dominik Volek (Regina, Red Deer, Vancouver, 2011-14) has been assigned by Sparta Prague (Czech Republic, Extraliga) to Benátky nad Jizerou (Czech Republic, 1. Liga). Last season, with Sparta Prague, he had three goals and six assists in...

Holt tells his heart-wrenching story

August
28
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2015
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Todd Holt is back in Swift Current and he‘s watching the Broncos, whose training camp roster includes his son Kaelan, an under-sized forward just like his father. But a lot has happened since Todd was putting up numbers that would leave him...

New look in Tri-City

August
27
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2015
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There is an ongoing development in the United States, where some, if not all, NCAA Division I hockey teams are coughing up an extra $3,400 for student/athletes on full scholarships. On Thursday, the U of North Dakota said it has started the...

Winterhawks assistant on administrative leave

August
26
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2015
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F Mike Hammond (Kelowna, 2006-07) has been released by Löwen Frankfurt (Germany, DEL2) after an unsuccessful tryout. Last season, he had 15 goals and 24 assists in 27 games with Lakehead University (CIS). ——— The...

Blazers short two veterans to open camp

August
25
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2015
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F Oleg Saprykin (Seattle, 1998-2000) signed a one-year, one-way contract with Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg (Russia, KHL). Last season, he had three goals in 15 games with Sochi (Russia, KHL). ——— The Kamloops Blazers will open...

Blazers' co-owner enters treatment centre

August
24
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2015
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        F Taylor Vause (Swift Current, 2007-12) signed a one-year contract with Bolzano (Italy, Erste Bank Liga). Last season, he had six goals and eight assists in 41 games with the Adirondack Heat (AHL), and 20...