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Ranford and Regehr win championships

June 19, 2014 - 10:29 AM

Kamloops, BC – The Kamloops Blazers have two alumni celebrating championships as Robyn Regehr (1996-1999) won the Stanley Cup with the Los Angeles Kings and Brendan Ranford (2008-2013) won the Calder Cup with the Texas Stars of the AHL.

Regehr won his first Stanley Cup in his 14 NHL season. The defenseman played in 79 games with the Kings this season and also reached a milestone playing in his 1000 career NHL game. The Rosthern, Sask. native suited up for eight playoff games after being injured in the second round.

Regehr spent three seasons with the Kamloops Blazers, playing 183 games. He helped lead the Blazers to the 1999 WHL finals where they lost to the Calgary Hitmen.

Ranford is the Blazers franchise leader in career games played at 348. He recorded 357 points in his career with the Blazers which is sixth all-time.

The dynamic forward earned an AHL contract with the Texas Stars. The Edmonton native had a breakout second half of the season finishing with 33 points in 65 games.

Ranford was integral in the Stars’ playoff run with eight goals and 16 points in 21 playoff games, which included a goal and six points in five Calder Cup Final games.
Ranford assisted on three of the four game winning goals in the finals.

Regehr joins an elite class becoming only the 10 former Blazer or Jr. Oiler to win a Stanley Cup. 

Stanley Cup Champions

Scott Niedermayer – 1995, 2000, 2003, 2007 – New Jersey, Anaheim
Mark Recchi – 1991, 2006, 2011 – Pittsburgh, Carolina, Boston
Ken Daneyko – 1995, 2000, 2003 – New Jersey
Darryl Sydor – 1999, 2004 – Dallas, Tampa Bay
Brad Lukowich – 1999, 2004 – Dallas, Tampa Bay
Geoff Smith – 1990 – Edmonton
Mike Needham – 1992 – Pittsburgh
Kris Versteeg – 2010 – Chicago
Robyn Regehr – 2014 – Los Angeles

Head Coach - Ken Hitchcock – 1999 – Dallas

Ranford joins an elite class as well becoming the 20th alumni to win either an AHL Calder Cup or an IHL Turner Cup (1945-2001.)

IHL Turner Cup

Mark Recchi – 1989 – Muskegon Lumberjacks
Mark Kachowski – 1989 Muskegon Lumberjacks
Pat MacLeod – 1992 – Kansas City Blades
Greg Hawgood – 1999 – Houston Aeros
Zac Boyer – 1999 – Houston Aeros

AHL Calder Cup

Richard Hajdu – 1987 – Rochester Americans
Rob Dimaio – 1990 – Springfield Indians
Gord Mark – 1993 – Cape Breton Oilers
Bob Westerby – 1996 – Rochester Americans
Micki Dupont – 2001 – St. John’s Flames
Chris St. Croix – 2001 – St. John’s Flames
Rob Brown – 2002 – Chicago Wolves
Hnat Domenichelli – 2003 – Houston Aeros
Scottie Upshall – 2004 – Milwaukee Admirals
Jared Aulin – 2006 – Hershey Bears
Jonas Johansson – 2006 – Hershey Bears
Tyler Sloan – 2006, 2009 – Hershey Bears
Ajay Baines – 2007 – Hamilton Bulldogs
Ashton Rome – 2010 – Hershey Bears
Brendan Ranford – 2014 – Texas Stars

To purchase your 2014-15 season tickets, or for other ticketing information, please contact Ticketing & Promotions Coordinator, Missy Cederholm at 778-471-8068 or by email at mcederholm@blazerhockey.com.

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