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Sideroff a Duck

Sideroff a Duck

It wasn’t the Vancouver Canucks, but Deven Sideroff’s name was indeed called at the 2015 NHL Draft on Saturday. The Kamloops Blazers forward was selected in the third round, 84th overall, by the Anaheim Ducks. Sideroff took to Twitter following the selection, tweeting “Speechless. It’s an honour to be picked by the @AnaheimDucks in the NHL draft #NHLDucks”. The draft, ...

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Soggy Beavers braved Race to Alaska

Soggy Beavers braved Race  to Alaska

Tanner Ockenden awoke as the Pacific Ocean slapped him in the face. As the Kamloops native pulled himself from the floor of the six-person outrigger canoe, where he had gone to sleep less than two hours before, he and his team were surrounded by six-foot seas, the darkness of the sky at 1:30 a.m. matched only by the black swells ...

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Racing into summer at Sun Peaks

Racing into summer at Sun Peaks

Sun Peaks Resort is boasting something new this summer — a Mountain Cross Cart Course that travels 512 metres down the Sunbeam ski run. Sun Peaks Resort photo As Jason White drifted across the finish line at Sun Peaks, he looked to the clock for the course’s first official time. 1:06.25. Trading in his No. 21 of the NASCAR Canadian ...

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WolfPack guard vying for spot on Team Canada

WolfPack guard vying for spot on Team Canada

Emma Piggin will be one of 19 players attending a tryout in Toronto later this month, competing for a spot on Canada’s FIBA U19 World Championship team. The tryouts, run by Canada Basketball Women’s High Performance, are being held at Humber College’s North Campus from June 29 to July 1. Should Piggin make the team, training camp will begin on ...

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KMHA receives financial boost from community gaming grant

KMHA receives financial boost from community gaming grant

The Kamloops Minor Hockey Association (KMHA) has received a $175,000 community gaming grant from the B.C. government. The grant will help the association offset expenses such as ice rental costs, KMHA president Jon Pankuch said. “Kamloops has the largest minor hockey association in B.C. with 1,399 players registered last season,” Pankuch said. “Our mandate is to keep registration fees affordable ...

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Moonie conquers Ashcroft Hellclimb

Moonie conquers Ashcroft Hellclimb

Devon Moonie of the Interior Grasslands Cycling Club established a new course record Sunday at the Ashcroft Hellclimb, an 18-kilometre race that covers 3,000 feet of elevation on Highway 97C heading toward Logan Lake. Sensing he might have a chance to set the mark, he sprinted to the finish line and crossed in 46:52, beating the old mark of 47:47, ...

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Champions crowned at Rivershore Overlander Senior Men’s Golf Championship

Champions crowned at Rivershore Overlander Senior Men’s Golf Championship

Tournament chairman Jack Croucher (left) and Rivershore Estates and Golf Links head pro Chris Power (right) congratulate Greg Jackson, the low net winner at the Rivershore Overlander Senior Men’s Golf Championship, which wrapped up on Wednesday. Jackson is a member at Rivershore. Dave Eagles/KTW The 29th Rivershore Overlander Senior Men’s Golf Championship wrapped up on Wednesday at Rivershore Estates and ...

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Sideroff anxiously awaiting NHL Draft; Ingram not expecting to get the call

Sideroff anxiously awaiting NHL Draft; Ingram not expecting to get the call

Deven Sideroff of the Kamloops Blazers will likely be picked this weekend at the NHL Draft, while teammate Connor Ingram is not counting on being selected. The draft runs Friday and Saturday in Florida. Allen Douglas/KTW Deven Sideroff’s picture featured prominently in The Province’s sports section on Monday, above an article that suggested the Vancouver Canucks might consider nabbing him ...

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Breaking down the Blazers’ 2015-2016 WHL schedule

Breaking down the Blazers’ 2015-2016 WHL schedule

The Kamloops Blazers will open the WHL regular season with a home-and-home against the Kelowna Rockets, with the first game slated for Sept. 25 in the Little Apple and the rematch on Sept. 26 in the Tournament Capital. Kamloops will play 23 of its 36 home games on Friday, Saturday or Sunday this season, along with nine home games on ...

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RiverDogs, Nanaimo split

RiverDogs, Nanaimo split

The Kamloops Players Bench RiverDogs split a pair of games against the Nanaimo Buccaneers in midget-AAA baseball action on Sunday. In Game 1, after falling behind 2-0 early, Kamloops rallied to tie the score with a two-run sixth before Nanaimo scored one in the bottom of the seventh for a walk-off 4-3 win. Bryant Jameus allowed six hits in 6 ...

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