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Blazers have two players selected in draft

June
25
,
2016
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If you blinked, you may have missed the Kamloops Blazers’ contribution to the NHL draft that was held in Buffalo on Friday and Saturday. Centre Garrett Pilon and goaltender Connor Ingram went back-to-back in the third round on Saturday. Pilon...

Blazers, Kamloops represented on camp rosters

June
20
,
2016
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Goaltender Connor Ingram and right-winger Deven Sideroff of the Kamloops Blazers have taken the first step towards playing for Canada in the 2017 World Junior Championship. They are two of 41 players invited by Hockey Canada to take part in the...

Hall doors open for 1995 Blazers

June
8
,
2016
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The 1994-95 Kamloops Blazers are among the 2016 inductees who will be honoured by the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame in Vancouver today (Thursday). The Blazers won the Memorial Cup that season; it was their third championship in four years, the only time...

Rockets only B.C. team without head coach

June
3
,
2016
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The Kelowna Rockets now are the only team in the WHL’s five-team B.C. Division without a head coach. The Prince George Cougars introduced Richard Matvichuk as their head coach on Thursday, a couple of hours after the Vancouver Giants held a...

Ingram invited to Hockey Canada camp

May
31
,
2016
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Connor Ingram is at least on Hockey Canada’s radar. Ingram had a terrific sophomore season with the Kamloops Blazers and now has been invited to Hockey Canada’s 11th annual Program of Excellence goaltending camp. The camp is scheduled...

First $500,000 card in hockey's future?

May
29
,
2016
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Have you ever owned a Wayne Gretzky rookie card? That would be an O-Pee-Chee No. 18 from 1979-80. I had one back in the day. Sold it for $99. Now comes news from goldinauctions.com that their Aug. 4 Summer Live Auction will include the only Gretzky...

Sydor won't be back with Wild

May
23
,
2016
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Darryl Sydor won’t be back for another season as an assistant coach with the NHL’s Minnesota Wild. Michael Russo of the Minneapolis StarTribune, citing “multiple sources,” reported Monday that Sydor, who owns a chunk of the...

Hanlon takes over as Giants' GM

May
19
,
2016
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One piece fell into place with one of the WHL’s five B.C. Division teams on Thursday when Glen Hanlon was introduced as the Vancouver Giants’ general manager. That leaves just three empty slots, with the Giants, Kelowna Rockets and...

Thinking about getting into shape?

May
8
,
2016
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The Philadelphia Eagles used the No. 2 overall selection in this year’s NFL draft to take quarterback Carson Wentz of North Dakota State. Here’s Brad Dickson of the Omaha World-Herald: “Imagine one day you’re living in...

Blazers grab Rizzo in first round

May
5
,
2016
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Massimo Rizzo, a centre from Burnaby, was the first of 11 players selected by the Kamloops Blazers in the WHL’s annual bantam draft on Thursday in Calgary. The Blazers selected the 5-foot-10, 165-pounder with the 14th pick of the first round....