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Blazers week in review

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January 14, 2014 - 9:44 AM

Tuesday, January 7, 2013 at Tri-City Americans – 2-1 Loss

The Americans broke a 1-1 tie with 1:38 to go in the game to beat the Blazers 2-1 in Kennewick, Washington. Josh Connolly was the lone goal scorer as he finished off a rebound from a shot off Jesse Shynkaruk’s stick. Click here for Highlights and Recap. 

Friday, January 10, 2014 at Spokane Chiefs – 6-3 Loss

Collin Shirley scored twice for the Blazers, but Mitch Holmberg scored a goal shorthanded in the third period to solidify a victory for the Chiefs. The game was tied 3-3, before the Chiefs scored late in the second period to lead 4-3 going into the third period. The Blazers played with 16 skaters and only one goaltender due to injuries and recent trades. Jesse Shynkaruk was the other Blazers goal scorer. Click here for Highlights and Recap. 

Saturday, January 11, 2014 vs. Prince George Cougars – 4-3 Shootout Loss

The Blazers got off to a hot start on goals by Matt Revel and Tyson Ness, but the Cougars hung around and battled back to send the game to overtime. Jesse Shynkaruk was the lone goal scorer in the shootout and Bolton Pouliot was beaten twice as the Cougars squeaked by the Blazers 4-3 in the shootout. Shynkaruk scored the Blazers other goal in the game. Click here for Highlights and Recap. 

Blazers Acquire Four Players, Four Draft Picks

The Kamloops Blazers were the busiest team at the WHL Trade Deadline to speed up the retooling process.

The biggest acquisition was likely the deal that saw the Blazers land 17-year-old forward Matt Revel from the Saskatoon Blades with Mitch Lipon and draft picks going the other way. Revel is a dynamic forward who already has two points in his first two games with the Blazers. To read more about this trade, CLICK HERE.

The Blazers granted 19-year-old forward Aspen Sterzer his wish of being closer to home by sending him to Red Deer in exchange for a third round draft pick and 19-year-old forward Matt Bellerive. To read more on the trade, CLICK HERE.

Finally, the Blazers made a big and unexpected move on trade deadline day. They sent 19-year-old goaltender Taran Kozun to the Seattle Thunderbirds in exchange for 18-year-old goaltender Justin Myles, 17-year-old defenseman Austin Douglas and a fourth round draft pick. For more on the trade, CLICK HERE.

Guy Charron Returns as Head Coach

The Blazers also have had a change behind the bench as Guy Charron has been appointed the Head Coach of the hockey club for the remainder of the 2013-14 season. Dave Hunchak has taken a leave of absence from the hockey club. For more, CLICK HERE.

2014 Kamloops Blazers Hockey School

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

Ryan Rehill in NHL Central Scouting’s Midterm Rankings

Ryan Rehill has been ranked 98th in NHL Central Scouting’s midterm rankings. The 6’2” and 210 defender has played in all 44 games this season with the Blazers recording two goals and 12 points. He leads the team in +/- sitting at +8 and leads the WHL in penalty minutes with 124. For more on this, CLICK HERE.

Community Service

Monday, January 13, EDGE, 9:00am – 10:30am
Monday, January 13, RIH Teddy Bear Delivery, 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Tuesday, January 14, School Visit, 9:30am – 11:45am

Wednesday, January 15, EDGE, 9:00am – 10:30am
Wednesday, January 15, School Visit, 9:30am – 11:45am

Injury Report

Matt Needham, Lower Body, day-to-day
Luke Harrison, Upper Body, day-to-day
Justin Myles, Upper Body, day-to-day

Team Leaders:

Goals – Cole Ully (18)
Assists – Cole Ully, Josh Connolly (26)
Points – Cole Ully (44)
+/- – Matt Needham, Ryan Rehill (+8)
Rookies – Nick Chyzowski, Nathan Looysen (6)
PIM – Sam Grist, Ryan Rehill (124)
GAA – Justin Myles (3.66)
SV % – Bolton Pouliot (.895)

Schedule:

Monday, January 13 – Practice at 2:00pm, ISC
Tuesday, January 14 – Practice at 2:00pm, ISC
Wednesday, January 15 – Practice at 2:00pm, ISC
Thursday, January 16 – Practice at 2:00pm, ISC
Friday, January 17 – GAME vs. Vancouver, 7:00pm, ISC
Saturday, January 18 – GAME vs. Seattle, 7:00pm, ISC
Sunday, January 19 - TBA

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