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Blazers ink Zazula

Blazers ink Zazula

The Kamloops Blazers have signed defenceman Luke Zazula to a standard WHL contract, the team announced Saturday. Zazula was selected in the fourth round of the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft. The Surrey B.C. native tallied 11 points in 17 games with the Delta Hockey Academy Wild in 2014-2015. “Luke is a skilled defenceman that we are very excited about,” said director ...

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WolfPack men close pre-season with draw

WolfPack men close pre-season with draw

The WolfPack men’s soccer team will enter the Canada West’s regular season boasting a 5-1-2 record. Playing in its final game of an exhibition tournament in Kelowna, Thompson Rivers University put up a scoreless draw against the Douglas College Royals. The Pack has a 1-0-1 pre-season record against the Royals this year. “Douglas played well in the first half and put ...

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TRU loses final pre-season match

TRU loses final pre-season match

The WolfPack women’s soccer team will finish its pre-season with a 1-1-1 record. Thompson Rivers University lost its final pre-season match on Saturday, 3-1 to the MacEwan University Griffins. The Pack took the lead early in Saturday’s match, with Marisa Mendonca scoring on a pass from Sara Fertile to put TRU ahead 1-0. But, MacEwan tied the game in the ...

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WolfPack tie Huskies in Kelowna

WolfPack tie Huskies in Kelowna

The WolfPack men’s soccer team fared well in one of its first matches against true Canada West competition on Friday. Thompson Rivers University played to a scoreless draw against the defending Canada West champions, the University of Saskatchewan Huskies, in an exhibition tournament at UBC-Okanagan. The 0-0 match brings TRU’s pre-season record to 5-1-1. The Pack will play their final ...

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WolfPack women win first of two in PG

WolfPack women win first of two in PG

The WolfPack women’s soccer team has its first pre-season victory. Thompson Rivers University defeated the University of Northern British Columbia Timberwolves 2-1 in an exhibition match in Prince George on Friday. The Pack is now 1-0-1 in pre-season play. Brianna Powrie opened the scoring in the match’s fifth minute, netting the Pack’s first goal of exhibition play. The club played to a ...

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Broncos have horse-powered offence

Broncos have horse-powered offence

Jacob Palmarin bolts through a hole created by the Kamloops Broncos’ offensive line against the Vancouver Island Raiders on Saturday at Hillside Stadium. He finished the game with a whopping 260 yards rushing on 20 carries and was named the B.C. Football Conference offensive player of the week. Allen Douglas/KTW They can hit you from every angle. At the halfway ...

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Still no regular home for Thompson Blazers

Still no regular home for Thompson Blazers

For years, Thompson Blazers management has dreamed of having a single rink to call home for the B.C. Major Midget League regular season. That dream won’t be realized in time for the 2015-2016 campaign. BC Hockey released the BCMML schedule on Thursday and, as has been the case in years past, the Blazers will be hosting games in a number ...

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Asuchak headed to Blues camp

Asuchak headed to Blues camp

Kamloops’ Spencer Asuchak will get his shot at the NHL dream. The 6-foot-6 forward is one of five players invited to St. Louis Blues training camp on a tryout basis, the club announced Thursday. Joining Asuchak on professional tryouts will be forwards Scott Gomez, Eriah Hayes, Zach O’Brien and Evan Trupp. The 23-year-old, who split his junior hockey career between the Tri-City ...

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Winners crowned at Sunshine Open

Winners crowned at Sunshine Open

There were 156 golfers in action on the weekend at the Sunshine Open, the annual tournament held at the Kamloops Golf and Country Club (KGCC). In the men’s division, Shaun Jackson fired a two-round total of 134 to win the low-net title and Eric Coffin was the overall low-gross champion, with a two-day total of 143. Robert Hoegler shot 138 ...

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