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Blazers week in review: February 3

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February 04, 2014 - 10:05 AM

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 vs. Spokane Chiefs – 6-3 Loss

The line of Cole Ully, Chase Souto and Matt Revel had a good night for the Blazers despite a 6-3 home ice loss. Ully and Souto each had a goal and two assists, while Revel finished with a goal and a helper. The WHL’s scoring leader Mitch Holmberg scored twice for the Chiefs. Click here for Highlights and Recap. 

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at Vancouver Giants – 5-3 Loss

Cole Ully scored twice for the Blazers, but the Giants went on to win 5-3. Chase Souto and Matt Revel each had a pair of assists. Cole Kehler made his second career WHL start and made 26 saves in the loss. Dalton Sward led the Giants with two goals and an assist. Click here for Highlights and Recap. 

Friday, January 31, 2014 vs. Kelowna Rockets – 4-2 Loss

Cole Ully continued his strong week scoring twice, but the Blazers were 4-2 losers to the Kelowna Rockets. The Blazers outshot the Rockets 38-34 in the game as Jackson Whistle was outstanding for the Rockets making 36 saves for the win. Bolton Pouliot took the loss in goal with 30 saves. Click here for Highlights and Recap. 

Saturday, February 1, 2014 at Kelowna Rockets – 7-3 Loss

The Rockets were too much for the Blazers scoring three times in the third period to win 7-3. Collin Shirley had a solid game scoring twice for the Blazers and 16-year-old call up Deven Sideroff was strong with two assists. Austin Douglas scored his first career WHL goal. Myles Bell was on fire for the Rockets recording 4 goals and 6 points on the night. Click here for Highlights and Recap. 

Robyn Regehr Plays 1000th NHL Game

The Kamloops Blazers would like to congratulate alumni Robyn Regehr (1996-1999) for playing his 1000th NHL game on February 1st for the Los Angeles Kings. Regehr becomes the 9th alumni to play at least 1000th NHL games.

Family Day Game on Monday, February 10 at 2 p.m.

The Kamloops Blazers will be hosting an afternoon game on Monday, February 10 for B.C. Family Day with the Tri-City Americans in town. There will also be a post-game FREE Fan Skate with the Blazers. Following the skate, head up to Red Robin and receive a FREE ticket to an upcoming game.

Family Day Packages include reduced tickets (Adult $15.50, Youth $9 and Child $7). Purchasing a Family Day ticket will also entitle you to a FREE popcorn or hot dog and pop! *Minimum of 1 Adult & 1 Youth or Child ticket must be purchased*

To purchase tickets to this game, call 250-828-3339 or visit the Blazers Box Office.

Alumni upate:

Keaton Ellerby (2004-2008) has been playing this season for the Winnipeg Jets of the NHL.

The first round pick of the Florida Panthers spent his first three seasons of pro hockey in the AHL before jumping into the NHL as a full-time player. Ellerby is now in his fifth NHL season and is playing for his third NHL team after stints with the Panthers and the Los Angeles Kings. In 194 career NHL games, Ellerby has collected 25 points and 88 penalty minutes.

Ellerby played in 213 games with the Blazers recording 38 points and 347 penalty minutes over three and a half seasons.

Prospects:

It was quite the week for four prospects as they all got a taste of WHL action with the Blazers this week.

Quinn Benjafield was the Blazers 1st round pick in 2013 and played his first WHL game in Vancouver on Wednesday night. The 6’1” and 165lb forward was solid playing a regular shift with veterans Joe Kornelsen and Matt Bellerive. The 15-year-old Benjafield has had a good season in the B.C. Major Midget League with 17 goals and 39 points in only 29 games this season.

Cam Reagan played two games with the Blazers this week and finished +1 playing a regular shift with defenseman Ryan Rehill. The 6’0” and 200lb defenseman was selected by the Blazers in the 4th round in 2012. The 16-year-old is playing with the Sherwood Park Kings of the Alberta Midget Hockey League. In 31 games, he has 20 points this season.

Jake Kryski played two games with the Blazers this week and has now played four games with the Blazers this season. The 15-year-old has elite speed and is dynamic with the puck creating two great chances at home against Kelowna with his speed but failing to score. He was acquired by the Blazers in July 2013 from the Prince Albert Raiders in exchange for overage goaltender Cole Cheveldave. Kryski has 33 points in 29 games this season with the Okanagan Rockets of the B.C. Major Midget League.

Deven Sideroff may have made the most impact of the young prospects this week. He suited up for four games this week and finished with three assists in his stint with the Blazers. The 16-year-old was dynamic on a line with fellow 16-year-old Nick Chyzowski and 17-year-old Collin Shirley. The trio combined for three goals on the weekend against the CHL’s top team, the Kelowna Rockets. Sideroff has 55 points in 33 games this season with the Okanagan Hockey Academy Midget Prep team.  

2014 Kamloops Blazers Hockey School

Kamloops Blazers Hockey School will run once again from August 11-15, 2014 at the McArthur Island Sports Centre. Sign up quick as space is limited! To find out more information or to download a registration form, follow this link.

Community Service

Monday, February 3, EDGE – 9:30am – 10:30am
Monday, February 3, Out of the Cold Homeless Shelter – 5:30pm – 9:00pm

Monday, February 10, Postgame Fan Skate – 4:30pm – 5:00pm
Monday, February 10, Postgame Red Robin Visit – 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Injury Report

Matt Needham, Lower Body, week-to-week
Eric Krienke, Upper Body, day-to-day
Connor Clouston, Upper Body, 1-2 weeks
Justin Myles, Upper Body, Indefinite
Tyson Ness, Upper Body, Indefinite
Luke Harrison, Upper Body, Indefinite

Team Leaders:

Goals – Cole Ully (24)
Assists – Cole Ully (31)
Points – Cole Ully (54)
+/- – Matt Needham (+7)
Rookies – Nick Chyzowski (8)
PIM – Ryan Rehill (145)
GAA – Bolton Pouliot (4.00)
SV % – Bolton Pouliot (.885)

Schedule:

Monday, February 3 – Practice at 2 p.m. ISC
Tuesday, February 4 – Practice at 2 p.m. ISC
Wednesday, February 5 – GAME vs. Edmonton, 7 p.m. ISC
Thursday, February 6 – Practice at 2 p.m. ISC
Friday, February 7 – GAME vs. Victoria, 7 p.m. ISC
Saturday, February 8 – GAME vs. Calgary, 7 p.m. ISC
Sunday, February 9 – Practice 11:00am
Monday, February 10 – GAME vs. Tri-City, 2 p.m. ISC

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