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Looking to impress: Storm hopefuls stand out at home

Looking to impress: Storm hopefuls stand out at home

Dante Raposo was part of a group of players that caught the attention of assistant coach Kyle Panasuk during an exhibition game at McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre on Wednesday night. Allen Douglas/KTW In the club’s only home game of the pre-season, a few Kamloops Storm hopefuls left their mark. The Storm played to a 3-3 tie against the ...

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Broncos and Rams to play chicken

Broncos and Rams to play chicken

Kick returner Dane Douglas is always looking to take one to the house for the Kamloops Broncos, who will be looking for revenge against the Langley Rams this weekend on the Lower Mainland. Allen Douglas/KTW Jacob Palmarin’s late touchdown was the difference between a devastating loss and a character-building win for the Kamloops Broncos. With their already tenuous hopes of ...

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The Tattle of Hastings — musings from Mark Recchi Way

The Tattle of Hastings — musings from Mark Recchi Way

With the Kamloops Blazers set to open pre-season play on Friday against the Prince George Cougars, it seems an ideal time to offer training-camp insight from the past week. The most memorable interview I conducted was with 15-year-old spark plug Jackson Shepard, who the Blazers flocked to 23rd overall at this year’s draft. I’ve been sucked in before by kids ...

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Walk in the Park this weekend

Walk in the Park this weekend

Barry Hopkins hit the Kenna Cartwright Park trails at the 2014 Walk in the Park ultramarathon, the longest-running race of its kind in the Interior. The 2015 Walk in the Park will be held on Sunday. This year is the event’s 24th anniversary and registration is still open, with 18-kilometre, 36km and 54km distances open to runners. Those wishing to ...

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Storm tie Grizzlies

Storm tie Grizzlies

Lucas Byl (7) and Brett Watkinson celebrate a goal during Wednesday night’s pre-season game against the Revelstoke Grizzlies. The club’s played to a 3-3 tie at the McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre. Allen Douglas/KTW The Kamloops Storm are still looking for their first pre-season victory. The junior B club played to a 3-3 tie against the Revelstoke Grizzlies on ...

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Question marks on Blazers’ blue line (Part 2 of five-part season-preview series)

Question marks on Blazers’ blue line (Part 2 of five-part season-preview series)

Kamloops Blazers’ defenceman Travis Verveda (left) took his bumps last season and he believes the tough times have made him stronger. He is among the candidates for the jobs available on the Blazers’ back end. KTW file photo KTW is looking ahead to the 2015-2016 Kamloops Blazers’ campaign by addressing five areas of the team in a series that started ...

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Timewell on top — Kamloops athlete wins Ironman division

Timewell on top — Kamloops athlete wins Ironman division

Yvonne Timewell (wearing No. 94) and her supporters cross the finish line together at the 2015 Challenge Penticton Ironman. Timewell finished fifth overall and atop the women’s category. Challenge Penticton photo Through wind and rain, smoke and hail, Yvonne Timewell had a smile on her face. At the end of the Challenge Penticton Ironman, it did her well. Ten hours, ...

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Thompson Blazers remain nomads

Thompson Blazers remain nomads

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 schedule and, as has been the case in years past, the Blazers will be hosting games in a number of arenas in ...

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Blue downs White; Blazers cut roster to 29

Blue downs White; Blazers cut roster to 29

Dylan Ferguson, 16, of Lantzville is pushing for a spot on the Kamloops Blazers’ roster. Allen Douglas/KTW Team Blue blanked Team White 5-0 in the Kamloops Blazers’ annual intrasquad game at Sandman Centre. Notching goals for Team White were Luke Harrison, Marty Westhaver, Jesse Zaharichuk, Patrik Maier and Collin Shirley. Perhaps the most interesting position battle of the night took ...

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Former Blazers to feature in pre-season CIS play in Kamloops

Former Blazers to feature in pre-season CIS play in Kamloops

Pre-season Canadian Interuniversity Sports hockey action in the Tournament Capital will feature five former Kamloops Blazers. The defending national champion Alberta Golden Bears and UBC Thunderbirds will square off twice — at 7 p.m. on Sept. 12 and at 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 13. Both games will be played at the Sandman Centre. Former Blazer Jordan Rowley plays for the ...

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