Blazers week in review

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 vs. Red Deer Rebels – 4-1 Win

Bolton Pouliot led the way with 36 saves in a 4-1 win over his former team, the Red Deer Rebels. Chase Souto had a goal and an assist, while Josh Connolly and Jordan Thomson each chipped in with two assists. Cole Ully led the way with a goal and two assists in the win. Click here for Highlights and Recap. 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at Everett Silvertips – 3-1 Loss

Goaltender Taran Kozun was fantastic making 35 saves but it was not enough in a 3-1 road loss to the Everett Silvertips. Josh Winquist was in on all three goals for the Silvertips with a goal and two assists. Aspen Sterzer scored the lone goal for the Blazers streaking in scoring with 1:12 to play to break the shutout bid. Click here for Highlights and Recap. 

Friday, November 8, 2013 vs. Edmonton Oil Kings – 5-0 Loss

A span of 4:20 in the second period cost the Blazers as the Oil Kings scored four times and added a third period goal for a 5-0 win over the Blazers. Brandon Ralph scored the first and last goal for the Oil Kings, while Edgars Kulda had a goal and an assist. Bolton Pouliot let in the first three goals as Taran Kozun played the rest of the game allowing two goals. Click here for Highlights and Recap.

Sunday, November 10, 2013 vs. Prince George Cougars – 8-7 OT Loss

Goals were easy to come by in an 8-7 overtime loss to the Cougars. Aspen Sterzer and Chase Souto each had a pair of goals in the loss and Cole Ully had a goal and two assists. Todd Fiddler led the way for the Cougars with five points, while Alex Forsberg finished with four points. The game featured both teams making a goaltender change after the first and second periods. Click here for Highlights and Recap. 

Movember Campaign in Full Swing

The Kamloops Blazers are pleased to participate in the Movember campaign. The Blazers have been split into two teams and have joined forces with Tommy Guns Original Barber Shop – Kamloops and Kamloops Harley Davidson to see who can raise the most money!

To donate or check out Kamloops Harley Davidson’s Movember page.

To donate or check out the Tommy Guns Original Barber Shop go to the Kamloops page.

Two Home Games This Week

The Blazers are hosting two home games this week on Wednesday and Saturday night.

On Wednesday, November 13th the Medicine Hat Tigers will be at the ISC. It is A&W Teen Burger Night; if the Blazers score 4 or more goals and win the game all fans can get a Teen Burger for a Toonie at any Kamloops A&W. The game sponsor is FortisBC, make sure to check out their booth to play plinko and win prizes.

On Saturday, November 16th the defending WHL Champion Portland Winterhawks make their first appearance at the ISC. One lucky fan will go home with $500 during the Interior Savings Fat Cat promotion. Also, if you give a donation to the Movember Campaign, you will be entered to win a great gift basket from Tommy Guns Barbershop.

To purchase tickets to any game visit the Kamloops Blazers Box Office or call 250-828-3339. You can also go online at ticketmaster.ca to buy tickets.

Alumni Update: Colin Smith

Colin Smith (2009-2013) has been playing his first professional season with the Lake Erie Monsters of the American Hockey League, the affiliate of the Colorado Avalanche. Smith was drafted by the Avalanche in 2012 and signed with them this summer.

Smith has played all 12 games this season and has a goal and three assists so far. The 20-year-old recently scored his first career professional goal in a 4-0 win over the Utica Comets on November 7th. 

The Edmonton native suited up for 272 games with the Blazers over four seasons recording an astounding 271 points which is good for 14th in franchise history. Smith holds the ironman record for playing in 247 consecutive regular season games with the franchise.

Prospect Update: Spencer Bast

Forward Spencer Bast (List Player) is playing this season with the Battlefords Stars of the Saskatchewan Midget Hockey League.

The 16-year-old is into his second season with the Stars and is leading the SMHL in goals (13) and points (23).

Bast’s early season performance also has the Battlefords Stars sitting in first place in the SMHL with an 11-2-2-1 record in the 12-team league.

Scott Niedermayer Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame

The Kamloops Blazers would like to congratulate alumni Scott Niedermayer (1989-1992) for being the first former Blazer to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. 

Niedermayer’s career included winning at all levels including a Memorial Cup, Olympic Gold Medal, 4 Stanley Cups, a World Championships and a World Junior Championship.


2013-2014 Ticket Information

Are you looking for flex packs or other ticket options for the 2013-14 season? Contact Ticketing Coordinator Missy Cederholm by phone at 778-471-8068 or by email mcederholm@blazerhockey.com for information.

Community Service

Thursday, November 14th – Dallas Elementary School Visit 9:30am
Thursday, November 14th – EDGE at 9:30am

Team Leaders:

Goals – Chase Souto, Aspen Sterzer (12)
Assists – Cole Ully (14)
Points – Cole Ully (23)
+/- – Cole Ully, Aspen Sterzer, Matt Needham (+6)
Rookies – Nick Chyzowski, Mitch Lipon (4)
PIM – Sam Grist (69)
GAA – Bolton Pouliot (3.05)
SV % – Bolton Pouliot (.913)

Schedule:

Tuesday, November 12 – Practice 2:00pm – 4:00pm, ISC
Wednesday, November 13 – GAME vs. Medicine Hat, 7:00pm, ISC
Thursday, November 14 – Practice 2:00pm – 4:00pm, ISC
Friday, November 15 – Practice 2:00pm – 4:00pm, ISC
Saturday, November 16 – GAME vs. Portland, 7:00pm, ISC
Sunday, November 17 – TBA

letters-to-the-editor
Vernon RCMP Supt. responds to 'RISK IT OUT'
Editor,   I am concerned by significant inaccuracies that could compromise both officer and public safety, in the November 30th Infonews article by Charlotte Helston on RCMP staffing in Vernon. To set the record straight, I do
Editor's Note in response to allegations from Vernon RCMP Supt. Jim McNamara
Editor’s note: • Watch shifts at the Vernon detachment have fallen as low as three roadable officers. • The department suffers from chronic understaffing. • Sources, who we trust and who have knowledge of the situ

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