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Sandman Hotel Group obtains naming rights to Kamloops arena; Interior Savings era over

Sandman Hotel Group obtains naming rights to Kamloops arena; Interior Savings era over

Enter The Sandman Centre. The Kamloops Blazers, Sandman Hotel Group and the City of Kamloops announced on Wednesday a 10-year naming-rights partnership, rebranding the downtown arena The Sandman Centre, known as Interior Savings Centre (ISC) since 2005. The name change takes effect on Aug. 31. Tom Gaglardi is the Blazers’ majority owner and CEO of Sandman Hotel Group, which recently ...

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Olynyk shoots hoops with youth, discusses sophomore NBA season

Olynyk shoots hoops with youth, discusses sophomore NBA season

Kelly Olynyk of the Boston Celtics played streetball with eight-year-old Jackson Dabrowski (left) and Gracie Paquette, 11, at Riverside Park. Dave Eagles/KTW Friday was a cool day, spurts of rain landing on the newly-minted basketball hoops at Kamloops’ Riverside Park. But, the weather didn’t stop droves of kids from hitting the court with the Tournament Capital’s most famous basketball product ...

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Organizers looking to grow Kamloops Legacy Performance Games

Organizers looking to grow Kamloops Legacy Performance Games

Changes are coming to the Legacy Performance Games. The Games, which were created using funds generated by Kamloops’ hosting of the 2011 Western Canada Summer Games, were held for the second time on the weekend. Roughly 350 athletes from B.C., Alberta, Manitoba, the U.S. Pacific Northwest and Mexico descended on the Tournament Capital to compete in the Games’ five events ...

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Owners attend Blazers’ meet and greet, spend time with old billet families

Owners attend Blazers’ meet and greet, spend time with old billet families

Darryl Sydor (from left), Greg (Spike) Wallace, Don Hay and Shane Doan are pictured. Allen Douglas/KTW There were about 200 season-ticket holders on hand for a meet-and-greet session yesterday at Interior Savings Centre. Team owners Darryl Sydor and Shane Doan attended the event, along with head coach Don Hay. Former trainer Greg (Spike) Wallace also made an appearance. The night ...

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TOJLL championship series produced intense action, drama and Kamloops Venom banner

TOJLL championship series produced intense action, drama and Kamloops Venom banner

Pictured are the 2015 Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League champions, the Kamloops Venom. Tyler Lowey/Vernon Morning Star It was a junior B lacrosse championship series that had it all. On-floor heroics, off-floor drama, a revolving door of goaltenders, clutch road wins, devastating home losses — and, in the end, only one goal separated the Kamloops Venom and Vernon Tigers. The ...

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Harrison Industrial claim President’s Cup soccer trophy

Harrison Industrial claim President’s Cup soccer trophy

Harrison Industrial Contracting posted a 2-1 victory over Bold Pizzeria in the Kamloops Men’s Soccer League President’s Cup Tournament final. Ty Hough and Josh Giddens netted goals for Harrison in support of goalkeeper Alan Connor. Brad Clark scored a fantastic free-kick goal from distance for Bold, which was backstopped by Aaron Kidd.

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Slideshow: Legacy Performance Games wrap up in Kamloops

Slideshow: Legacy Performance Games wrap up in Kamloops

Kirsten Sharp of Vancouver played tennis at the Kamloops Legacy Performance Games, which wrapped up on Sunday. Allen Douglas/KTW The Kamloops Legacy Performance Games wrapped up on the weekend at venues across the Tournament Capital. Created as a result of hosting the 2011 Western Canada Summer Games, the Legacy Performance Games provide opportunities for sports that often miss out on ...

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Venom claim TOJLL title with Game 5 victory

Venom claim TOJLL title with Game 5 victory

The Kamloops Venom ended what was an incredible back-and-forth Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League final with a 15-14 victory the over hometown Vernon Tigers on Monday. Kamloops won the best-of-five championship series 3-2 and will travel to Vancouver Island later this week for the provincial  junior B lacrosse championship. Kyle Pauwels was a force on Monday, scoring eight goals to ...

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Broncos hammer Huskers, begin preparation for meaningful home opener

Broncos hammer Huskers, begin preparation for meaningful home opener

Devin Csinsca (right) had four receptions, 160 yards and two touchdowns — and he was not the most-productive Kamloops Broncos’ receiver in a 72-17 thrashing of the Valley Huskers in Chilliwack on Saturday. KTW file photo Brad Yamaoka’s head coaching debut turned into an all-out offensive blitz, a bombarding air attack that propelled the Kamloops Broncos to their most-lopsided victory ...

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RiverDogs snare silver at provincials after tough loss in championship game

RiverDogs snare silver at provincials after tough loss in championship game

Starting pitcher Tobin Huffman threw a gem for the Kamloops RiverDogs, but it was not enough to secure victory against Ridge Meadows in the midget AAA provincial baseball final in Nanaimo on Sunday. KTW file photo It might not have been the reason they lost the game, but one bad hop was still on Sean Wandler’s mind a day after ...

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