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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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Morgan surprises with national silver

Morgan surprises with national silver

Zach Morgan of the Kamloops Canoe and Kayak Club found the podium at the Canadian Sprint Canoe and Kayak Championships last week in Ottawa. Digital Sports Photography A few of Zach Morgan’s fellow paddlers were shocked to see him line up for the C1 1,000-metre race at the Canadian Sprint Canoe and Kayak Championships in Ottawa last week. They were ...

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Gaglardi expresses Blazers’ support for Sydor

Gaglardi expresses Blazers’ support for Sydor

Tom Gaglardi has his friend’s back. After being arrested in Minnesota for drunk driving with his 12-year-old son in the passenger seat on Aug. 20, Kamloops Blazers’ part-owner Darryl Sydor has checked into rehab to seek treatment for alcoholism. “We are behind Darryl 100 per cent,” said Gaglardi, the Blazers’ majority owner, speaking on behalf of the local major junior ...

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Register for Kamloops Track and Field Club indoor season

Register for Kamloops Track and Field Club indoor season

The Kamloops Track and Field Club is holding registration for the upcoming indoor season at the Tournament Capital Centre on Sept. 8 and Sept. 9. Athletes ages nine to 90 are invited to register between 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Online registration is also available at kamloopstrackandfield.ca.

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Clapp claims PGA Tour Canada victory

Clapp claims PGA Tour Canada victory

Former Sun Rivers Golf Course professional Brad Clapp won the The Great Waterway Classic, the ninth event of the 2015 Mackenzie Tour – PGA Tour Canada season. Clapp eagled the 72nd hole to shoot a final round 5-under 67 at the Loyalist Golf and Country Club on Sunday. He won by four shots over Albin Choi of Toronto. “It still ...

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Storm bested in Revelstoke

Storm bested in Revelstoke

The Kamloops Storm took a beating in their first outing of the 2015-2016 pre-season, falling 9-3 to the Revelstoke Grizzlies at the Revelstoke Forum. The game’s scorers were unavailable. Kamloops will return to the Tournament Capital to host a rematch against Revelstoke on Wednesday. Puck drop at McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre is slated for 8 p.m. The Storm ...

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