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Blazers week in review

Saturday, October 26, 2013 vs. Everett Silvertips– 7-6 Overtime Loss

The Blazers scored with 6.9 seconds left to force overtime, but the Silvertips ended the game on a power play in extra time for a 7-6 win. Matt Needham enjoyed a five point night with a goal and four assists. Chase Souto had two goals and two assists and Josh Connolly finished with a goal and two assists. Click here for Highlights and Recap. 

Sunday, October 27, 2013 vs. Vancouver Giants – 4-1 Loss

Aspen Sterzer scored a team record six seconds into the start of the game, but the Blazers were beaten 4-1 on home ice Sunday night. Bolton Pouliot made 43 saves in the loss. Brett Kulak, Jackson Houck and Carter Popoff each had a goal and an assist for the Giants. Click here for Highlights and Recap.

Shirley and Thomas Acquired from Kootenay in Blockbuster Deal

The Kamloops Blazers made a big trade this past week acquiring 17-year-old forward Collin Shirley, 18-year-old defenseman Matt Thomas, a 3rd round WHL Bantam pick in 2014, and 1st and 5th round WHL Bantam picks in 2015 in exchange for 19-year-old forward Tim Bozon and 19-year-old defenseman Landon Cross.

The deal allowed the Blazers to recoup draft picks used in recent years to help the team advance in the playoffs, as well as receive a couple of younger players.

Game Details: Wednesday, October 30th vs. Spokane Chiefs

The Blazers are hosting their annual Minor Hockey Night! More than 40 Kamloops Minor Hockey teams will be in attendance Wednesday night.

We will also be holding a Costume contest! Those who dress in the best costume will have a chance to win some great prizes.

One More Game for Kids’ Month!

The month of October is Kids’ Month. Buy a regular priced Adult or Senior ticket and receive a FREE Child ticket (Ages 4-12) for the same game.

Alumni Update: JC Lipon

JC Lipon (2009-2013) has been playing his first professional season with the St. John’s IceCaps of the American Hockey League. Lipon was drafted this past summer in the third round, 91st overall by the Winnipeg Jets of the NHL.

Lipon is enjoying a solid start to his pro career playing in nine games this season. He has scored twice and has two assists along with four penalty minutes for the IceCaps.

The 6’0” 180lb 20-year-old from Regina played the last four seasons with the Blazers. In 248 career games, he had 188 points and 375 penalty minutes. The feisty winger was a playoff performer leading the Blazers with 23 points in 15 playoff games last year. In 28 career playoff games, he finished with 32 points.

Prospect Update: Garrett Pilon

Forward Garrett Pilon (7th round, 2013) is off to a good start with the Saskatoon Contacts of the Saskatchewan Midget Hockey League. Pilon has seven points in nine games with the Contacts this season which is good for third in team scoring.

Pilon played last season for the West Central Wheat Kings and had 52 points in only 24 games. He is the son of former WHL and NHL player Rich Pilon. The elder Pilon played 632 NHL games with the New York Islanders and St. Louis Blues.

The 5’7” center will also play for Team Saskatchewan this week at the U-16 Western Canada Challenge Cup which runs from October 31 – November 3 in Calgary.

TimBit Player of the Night

The Kamloops Blazers are looking for the next Tim Hortons TimBit Player of the Night! Any child between ages 6 and 9 is welcome to download an application form and tell us why they should be the Tim Hortons TimBit Player of the Night! Follow this link for details.

2012-13 Game Worn Jerseys

Are you looking to purchase a game worn jersey from the 2012-13 season or any other past season? Check out the Blazers online store to see whose jersey is available for purchase. Click here to check out the game worn jerseys.

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 for information.

Team Leaders:

Goals – Chase Souto (9)
Assists – Josh Connolly (10)
Points – Josh Connolly (14)
+/- – Matt Needham (+6)
Rookies – Mitch Lipon (3)
PIM – Sam Grist (52)
GAA – Bolton Pouliot (2.63)
SV % – Bolton Pouliot (.925)


Monday, October 28 – Practice 2:00pm – 4:00pm, ISC
Tuesday, October 29 – Practice 2:00pm – 3:30pm, ISC
Wednesday, October 30 – GAME vs. Spokane, 7:00pm, ISC
Thursday, October 31 – Practice 2:00pm – 4:00pm, ISC
Friday, November 1 – Practice 2:00pm – 4:00pm, ISC
Saturday, November 2 – GAME vs. Vancouver, 7:00pm, ISC
Sunday, November 3 – TBA

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