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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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Ski, snowshoe for free at Stake Lake on Family Day

Ski, snowshoe for free at Stake Lake on Family Day

The Overlander Ski Club (OSC) Free Ski on Family Day event is returning to the Stake Lake cross-country trails on Monday. In exchange for a donation to the Kamloops Food Bank, the OSC will provide a ski or snowshoe day pass. Tomato sauce, peanut butter, canned fruit, baby food, canned vegetables, pasta, formula, rice, tuna and beans are high on ...

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Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada underway

Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada underway

The Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada festivities kicked off on Wednesday night at Sun Peaks Resort. Ron MacLean, Trevor Linden, Wendel Clark, Darcy Tucker, Cassie Campbell-Pascall, Corey Hirsch, Lanny McDonald, Bryan Trottier and Mark Napier were among the hockey stars who mingled with the crowd of about 1,000. Hundreds gathered at the bottom of the Sundance run and watched as ...

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Celebrity luncheon lineup

Celebrity luncheon lineup

Don Cherry, Ron MacLean, Trevor Linden, Lanny McDonald, Darcy Tucker, Mark Napier, Wendel Clark, Cassie Campbell-Pascall, Mark Recchi and the Stanley Cup are scheduled to appear at the Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada celebrity luncheon. It begins at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday at the Tournament Capital Centre. To inquire about tickets, call the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce at 778-257-5900.

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Americans knock off visiting Blazers

Americans knock off visiting Blazers

The Tri-City Americans had five goal scorers in a 5-3 victory over the Kamloops Blazers in Kennewick, Wash., on Tuesday. Morgan Geekie, Mackenze Stewart, Vladislav Lukin, Parker Bowles and Michael Rasmussen tallied for the home team in support of netminder Evan Sarthou, who made 33 saves in the win. Matt Revel, Gage Quinney and Collin Shirley notched goals for Kamloops, ...

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