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Three Blazers in final pre-draft rankings

April
12
,
2016
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The final rankings for 2015-16 are in from NHL Central Scouting and they include three members of the WHL’s Kamloops Blazers. These are the last rankings Central Scouting will release prior to the 2016 NHL draft, which is scheduled to be held...

Rehill signs ATO with Albany Devils

April
10
,
2016
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D Ryan Rehill of the Kamloops Blazers has signed an amateur tryout (ATO) with the Albany Devils, the AHL affiliate of the NHL’s New Jersey Devils. RYAN REHILL New Jersey selected Rehill, 20, in the fifth round, 131st overall, in the...

Was this season Hay's best as coach?

April
6
,
2016
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Don Hay has been around hockey’s block a time or two. These days, at the age of 62, he is seen as the godfather of WHL coaches. Hay has more playoff victories than any head coach in WHL history and is No. 2 on the regular-season list. ...

Rockets beat Blazers in Game 7

April
5
,
2016
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The Kamloops Blazers’ 2015-16 season ended in the most painful way imaginable — on an overtime goal in Game 7. Tomas Soustal scored off a rebound at 7:07 of sudden-victory overtime on Monday night, giving the host Kelowna Rockets a 2-1...

Blazers, Rockets in Game 7 tonight

April
4
,
2016
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There’s a reason why hockey teams don’t like to trade with teams in their division, and they certainly don’t look to make swaps with their biggest rivals. Exhibit No. 1: Centre Gage Quinney of the Kamloops Blazers. Early this...

Blazers take Rockets to Game 7

April
2
,
2016
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The Kamloops Blazers were leading 1-0 and killing a penalty when the second period began Saturday night at the Sandman Centre. Almost immediately, the Kelowna Rockets tied the score as right-winger Rod Southam scored into an empty side . . . Oh,...

Captain Southam leads Kelowna to win

April
1
,
2016
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Team captains are supposed to lead and Rodney Southam did just that on Friday night. Southam, the captain of the Kelowna Rockets, scored three times in a 4-0 victory over the visiting Kamloops Blazers at Prospera Place. The Rockets now hold a 3-2...

Blazers rip Rockets to tie series

March
30
,
2016
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You know how hypnotists work it, getting inside someone’s head to help them stop smoking? Well, something similar has happened in the WHL playoff series between the Kelowna Rockets and Kamloops Blazers. Kamloops goaltender Connor Ingram has...

Rockets blank Blazers, lead series 2-1

March
30
,
2016
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Fans were lined up for blocks before the doors opened to Memorial Arena for Tuesday night’s WHL playoff game between the Kelowna Rockets and Kamloops Blazers. Yes, you can bet there were a lot of relived memories on a night that was made for...

WHL playoffs head back to the past

March
28
,
2016
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The WHL returns to Memorial Arena tonight (Tuesday) for the first time since the spring of 1992. This time, it’s the Kelowna Rockets and the Kamloops Blazers in Game 3 of a first-round series. It’s even, 1-1, after the visiting Blazers...