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Blazers respond with victory after soul-searching meetings

Blazers respond with victory after soul-searching meetings

It felt like a now-or-never moment in the season for the Kamloops Blazers, who took a hard look in the mirror during a pair of unscheduled meetings after a 4-0 loss to the visiting Edmonton Oil Kings on Saturday. The Blazers (24-22-5-3) responded with a fantastic first period and held on to edge the Calgary Hitmen 3-2 at Sandman Centre ...

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Racers speed to medals in Vernon

Racers speed to medals in Vernon

Members of the the River City Racers speedskating club earned medals and set personal bests at the Interior Short Track Funale at Kal Tire Place in Vernon on Saturday. John Hill, Noah Lara and Summer Bogetti-Smith won gold, Calvin Forbes claimed bronze and Claire Riel earned iron. Hill and Forbes were crowned class champions and won B.C. 500-Metre Interior Cup Challenge ...

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Register for Spring Run Off race

Register for Spring Run Off race

Registration is open for the 33rd annual Spring Run Off 10-Kilometre Road Race, which will boast a new course this year. The race, set for March 6 and hosted by the Kamloops Ridge Runners, will start and finish at Arthur Stevenson elementary in Westsyde. Start time is scheduled for 10 a.m. Register online at zone4.ca. For more information on the ...

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Hockey Day dud sparks Blazers’ emotional team meetings

Hockey Day dud sparks Blazers’ emotional team meetings

Kamloops Blazers’ captain Matt Needham: “Things got emotional in there. We said some things that needed to be said.” See slideshow below for more photos from last night’s game. Matt Needham didn’t look right. The Kamloops Blazers’ captain had clearly been crying when he emerged from the dressing room about 35 minutes after his team was embarrassed 4-0 by the ...

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Blazers continue to struggle with loss to Silvertips

Blazers continue to struggle with loss to Silvertips

The hometown Everett Silvertips edged the Kamloops Blazers 4-3 on Friday. Everett tallied the game’s first three goals and Kamloops’ comeback effort — fuelled by Deven Sideroff’s two third-period power-play markers — fell short. Nerves are beginning to build for Blazers’ fans, who can look at the Western Conference standings and see their team now tied for seventh place with ...

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The tattle of Hastings — Hockey Day a smash hit

The tattle of Hastings — Hockey Day a smash hit

Former Vancouver Canucks’ defenceman Dave Babych is chased by three-time Memorial Cup champion Darcy Tucker at the WHL 50th Season Pro-Am Alumni Game on Thursday at Sandman Centre. Allen Douglas/KTW It’s important to fire slap shots at the City of Kamloops, just to keep the powers-that-be honest when they drift offside. Today is not one of those days, though — ...

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Kamloops hosts B.C. judoka at provincial championships

Kamloops hosts B.C. judoka at provincial championships

Kamloops judo will be on display as the Tournament Capital Centre plays host to the Youth Provincial Championship Judo Tournament this weekend. The event will bring about 100 athletes to Kamloops. “They should take the opportunity to compete — it gives you more, different ways to practise,” said Henry Uyeda, head instructor of the Kamloops Judo Club, which will host ...

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Legends wow at Hockey Day

Legends wow at Hockey Day

More than 1,000 people were treated to stories from hockey legends Thursday as Darcy Tucker, Corey Hirsch, Mark Napier, Lanny McDonald, Trevor Linden, Wade Redden, Brian Trottier and a host of others took to the stage at the Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada luncheon at the Tournament Capital Centre. The luncheon, which had seating for 1,200 and appeared to be filled ...

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The best ever?

The best ever?

Brad Gunter was always going to be remembered as one of the best volleyball players ever to don the WolfPack black and orange. Now, he may very well be remembered as one of the best university volleyball players to ever compete in Western Canada. Gunter, the WolfPack’s dominant right-side hitter, became the Canada West’s all-time leader in kills and points ...

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