Kamloops Blazer captain Chase Schaber’s No. 10 can be seen between the heads of Marek Hrbas and Jordan DePape. Schaber was turning white and in pain after a Victoria player’s skate sliced opened the captain’s left leg on Tuesday, March 27.
Schaber was cut deep in collision
By Marty Hastings - Kamloops This Week
Published: March 28, 2012 1:00 PM
Updated: March 28, 2012 1:36 PM
The looks on the faces of the Kamloops Blazers told the story.
Chase Schaber, their captain, was cut — and he was cut badly.
Zane Jones of the Victoria Royals and Schaber were competing for a loose puck in the first period of Tuesday’s (March 27) Western Conference quarter-final matchup on Vancouver Island when Jones’ skate, in a freak accident, sliced Schaber’s left leg open.
He made it to the bench before the gravity of the injury kicked in. Before long, the Blazers were huddled around Schaber and a pool of blood had formed underneath the bench.
He was whisked away to hospital and later flown to Kamloops. Schaber was re-evaluated on Wednesday, March 28, in the River City.
The early word from Blazer owner Tom Gaglardi, who spoke to KTW after Tuesday’s game: “We’re hearing that it may be a bit favourable. We’re hoping there’s not too much tendon damage. We’re anxious to find out how he is doing.”