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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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Blazers sign forward Miller

Blazers sign forward Miller

The Kamloops Blazers signed 16-year-old forward Erik Miller to a standard WHL contract today (Sept. 1). Miller was picked by the Blazers in the third round of the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft. The six-foot, 165-pound forward played last season with the Sherwood Park Squires in the Alberta minor midget AAA ranks, notching 28 goals and 57 points in 35 games. ...

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North Shore pipeline to Kamloops flowing strong

North Shore pipeline to Kamloops flowing strong

Forward Quinn Benjafield (right) played his minor hockey with the North Shore Winter Club Winterhawks before the Kamloops Blazers picked him 19th overall at the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft. His selection began a three-year run of Kamloops going to the North Shore well. KTW file photo The North Shore Winter Club Winterhawks have become a major talent factory for the ...

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Ward a Kamloops hopeful to crack Blazers’ roster

Ward a Kamloops hopeful to crack Blazers’ roster

Tyler Ward is making up for lost time at Kamloops Blazers’ training camp. The 16-year-old forward from Kamloops suffered a scary injury — his Achilles tendon was cut by a skate — days before suiting up for camp with the Blazers last season. He went under the knife and was forced to rehab. When he returned to the ice, he ...

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Notes from Kamloops Blazers’ training camp

Notes from Kamloops Blazers’ training camp

•  The Blazers cut their main-camp roster to 42 players from 59 this afternoon (Aug. 31). •  On the roster are 19 players from B.C., nine from Alberta, 10 from Saskatchewan, two from Manitoba, one from the Czech Republic and one from Slovakia — 25 forwards, 14 defencemen and three goaltenders. •  The Blazers signed 15-year-old D-man Luke Zazula to ...

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