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Kamloops Blazers president Don Moores dies unexpectedly

Don Moores, Kamloops Blazers president, died unexpectedly on June 30, 2021.
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Don Moores, Kamloops Blazers president of five years, died unexpectedly today. He was 65 years old.

The president and chief operating officer of the hockey club worked with the organization since 2016 and the Blazers family is devastated at the loss, according to a statement from the team today, June 30.

"Don was a dedicated family man and a pillar in the community being born and raised in Kamloops," the statement reads. "Don and his family are in our thoughts and prayers at this time."

Before he was president of the team, Moores played for the Kamloops Chiefs between 1974 and 1976 and went on to become assistant coach with the Blazers between 1985 and 1990.

“No matter where you encountered Don, he had a smile on his face and he welcomed you with open arms. Don was a great person in every respect and was highly regarded by everyone in the WHL family. His contributions to the City of Kamloops, the Kamloops Blazers Hockey Club, and the WHL will not be forgotten," WHL commissioner Ron Robison said in a news release.

Before the Blazers hockey club was sold to private ownership, Moores was the director of the Kamloops Blazers Sports Society from 2006 to 2008.

He also spent 35 years in the newspaper business, including working as the publisher of Kamloops This Week and as vice president of Cariboo Press.

Since 2008, Moores was co-owner and general manager of Maximum Yield Publications, a magazine publisher based in Nanaimo, according to the Blazers website.

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