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Ully notches point in AHL debut; Bozon meets Smith in pro ranks

Ully notches point in AHL debut; Bozon meets Smith in pro ranks

Cole Ully saw his first professional hockey action on Friday, when he played with the Texas Stars, alongside former Kamloops Blazers’ teammate Brendan Ranford. Michael Connell/Texas Stars Cole Ully and Brendan Ranford have combined on scoring plays before, toiling with the WHL’s Kamloops Blazers, and they hooked up in the professional ranks on Friday. Ully, 20, made his American Hockey League ...

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Olynyk started hot, but Cavs bounced Celtics in Game 1

Olynyk started hot, but Cavs bounced Celtics in Game 1

Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images Boston Celtics forward Kelly Olynyk scored 12 points on his 24th birthday, but his team was beaten 113-100 by the hometown Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference quarter-final series on Sunday. “It was fun. It was physical. A lot of emotion and energy in the building,” Olynyk told the Boston Globe. The ...

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Slideshow: Playing Chicken — Raiders and Lions square off in Rayleigh

Slideshow: Playing Chicken — Raiders and Lions square off in Rayleigh

Kamloops Raiders forward Brian MacKinnon, whose nickname happens to be Chicken, decided to see who would blink first in this confrontation with a Brit Lions winger in third-division B.C. Rugby Union play at the Tournament Capital Ranch in Rayleigh on Saturday. The Delta-based Lions took a bite out of the Raiders, winning 32-11. MacKinnon scored a try for the Raiders ...

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Sunrays snag provincial grant

Sunrays snag provincial grant

The Kamloops Sunrays Synchronized Swim Club is receiving $3,000 from the provincial government’s Hosting BC program to support the upcoming provincial championships. The Jean Peters Provincial Synchronized Swimming Championships will be held on May 23 and May 24 at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre About 130 competitors ranging in age from eight to 18 will participate in figures and technical ...

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Tiger Martial Arts celebrated 18 years

Tiger Martial Arts celebrated 18 years

Grandmaster Yuen of Vancouver was in Kamloops on the weekend teaching a seminar on modern arnis stick fighting, modern knife and gun disarms and Yeung Chuan kung-fu. The event was a celebration of Master Viani’s Tiger Martial Arts’ 18th anniversary. Yuen is known to be the second best practitioner of Yueng Chuan in the world. To learn more about Tiger ...

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WHL’s conference-final matchups determined

WHL’s conference-final matchups determined

It took only five games in each conference semifinal series to determine which teams moved on in the WHL playoffs. In the Western Conference, the Kelowna Rockets downed the Victoria Royals and booked a spot in the conference final, in which they will square off against the Portland Winterhawks. Portland edged hometown Everett 3-2 on Sunday to clinch a 4-1 ...

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Czech Republic coming to Kamloops

Czech Republic coming to Kamloops

The slate of teams is set for the 2016 IIHF Women’s World Championship in Kamloops. The Czech Republic won its first four games at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey World Women’s Championship Division 1 Group A, securing the final spot for the championship next year in the Tournament Capital. The European nation defeated Latvia 5-1, France 4-0, Austria 4-1 and Denmark ...

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Rattlers drop home-opener at Memorial

Rattlers drop home-opener at Memorial

The Kamloops Rattlers fell to the Armstrong Shamrocks in Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League play on Friday, April 17, overcoming a four-goal deficit to force overtime, but falling in the extra frame. The final score was 12-10 for Armstrong. KTW spoke with Rattlers’ captain Mark Jurista, who said players and officials were unsure whether the game was supposed to end ...

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Heavy Hands a Stallion

Heavy Hands a Stallion

Ken Huber’s story is not dissimilar to that of Rocky Balboa’s tale of boxing glory. The Kamloops fighter has overcome the odds to win two title belts. Ken Huber is Rocky Balboa. Huber, the new CombSport BC heavyweight champion, shares many similarities with the famed Hollywood boxer. He might not be the most talented boxer out there, but what the ...

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Diamond restoration — Mohan of WolfPack has unique baseball path

Diamond restoration — Mohan of WolfPack has unique baseball path

Ethan Mohan took a while to get to the TRU WolfPack, but the Calgary kid has wasted little time in making an impact in Kamloops. Allen Douglas/KTW When Ethan Mohan was 12, he walked away from baseball. Tired of the parent-coaches who relegated him to right field or sat him on the bench in favour of their own kids, Mohan ...

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