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BLAZERS WEEK IN REVIEW, NOVEMBER 28TH

Nov 28, 2011 - 14:30 GMT

Week in Review:

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 vs. Kootenay Ice – 7-3 Loss

It was one of those rare games where nothing went the Blazers way. The Blazers had their chances in the first period and played pretty well as both teams traded goals for a 1-1 tie. The second period was forgetful as the Ice scored six goals, three on each Blazers goaltender and took a 7-1 lead. The six goals were scored on only 10 shots. The Blazers were out of the game at that point, but didn’t give up and scored two third period goals to make it a 7-3 final. Josh Caron was lost due to a elbowing major and was then suspended for three games. Tim Bozon, Brendan Ranford and Bronson Maschmeyer scored goals for the Blazers. Cole Cheveldave started the game, was pulled for a short span, but finished the game for the Blazers and took the loss in goal. Full Recap and Highlights.

Friday, November 25th, 2011 vs. Victoria Royals – 4-1 Win


The Blazers were in need of redemption on home ice and got that with a 4-1 win Friday night. Dylan Willick opened the scoring for the Blazers with his line mates Logan McVeigh and Matt Needham picking up assists. The Blazers outshot the Royals 13-6 in the first period. Chase Schaber made it 2-0 for the Blazers in the second period as the home team continued to pepper shots at Royals goaltender Keith Hamilton. The Blazers held a 32-14 advantage after two periods. The Blazers and Royals each traded goals in the third period, and Willick iced it with an empty net goal for a 4-1 win. Full Recap and Highlights.

Saturday, November 26th, 2011 vs. Seattle Thunderbirds – 8-2 Win

On Saturday, the Blazers cruised over the Thunderbirds 8-2 on home ice. The Blazers held a 1-0 lead after the first period despite outshooting their opponents 19-3 in the period. In the second period, the Blazers started to get on the scoreboard as Brendan Ranford, Cole Ully and Logan McVeigh each scored, and the Thunderbirds got a goal for a 4-1 lead for the Blazers. The Blazers continued their strong play in the third period adding four more goals to top the Thunderbirds 8-2. The Blazers had eight different goal scorers in the win. Full Recap and Highlights.

Teddy Bear Toss Night Friday, December 2nd vs. Prince George


This Friday, the Kamloops Blazers will be holding their annual Teddy Bear / Toque Toss night. The Blazers were the first team to start the tradition in the 1993-94 season. During that time, it is estimated that over 32,000 bears have been collected and distributed. Over the years, the Teddy Bear toss has become a regular for almost every WHL and CHL building.


Collections from the evening will be distributed to different local organizations including the Royal Inland Hospital. On Monday, December 5th, Kamloops Blazers players will be at Royal Inland Hospital in the morning at 10:00am and in the evening at 6:00pm to help distribute teddy bears.

November Stache Bash

The Kamloops Blazers hockey club grew moustaches throughout the month of November to support Men’s Cancer. The hockey club has raised over $2000 on their online donation website. Most of the moustaches were shaved off following the game on Saturday, November 26th. Donations will still be accepted online until November 30th. To find out more information or to donate, follow this link.  

Family Fun Day – December 4th

On Sunday, December 4th, the Kamloops Blazers will be hosting a ‘Free Family Fun Day’ event. Everyone is welcome to join the Blazers from 10:00am – 12:00pm. There are a ton of different activities that include, touring the Blazers team bus, face painting, colouring stations, and a Kamloops Fire and Rescue truck from 10:00am – 12:00pm.


A free fan skate with complimentary snacks and refreshments will take place from 11:00am – 12:00pm. The Blazers will be signing autographs, and Santa Claus and Digger will be making appearances. There is no registration needed, and all fans are welcome. More Information.

For more details please contact Ashley Neuls at 250-828-1144 or aneuls@blazerhockey.com.

2010/11 Game Worn Jerseys Available


Game worn jerseys from the 2010-11 season will be available for purchase at the Kamloops Blazers online store starting on Tuesday, November 29th. To go to the Blazers online store, follow this link.


Special Needs Hockey

The City of Kamloops is offering a Special Needs hockey program starting in January. The program is for boys and girls between the ages of 5-16 who have developmental delays. For further information or volunteers please follow this link.

A Busy Week Ahead


The Kamloops Blazers have a busy week ahead with four games in five nights this week. The Blazers will hit the road to play a pair of games in Victoria on Tuesday and Wednesday night.


The Blazers will return home to host a couple of weekend games on Friday and Saturday night. Friday the Blazers host the Prince George Cougars for the annual Zimmer Autosport Teddy Bear / Toque toss night.

On Saturday night, the Blazers will host the Victoria Royals with Kamloops Harley Davidson as the game sponsor. A local band, City of Sparks, will also be set up in the Parkside lounge and playing music prior to the game and during both intermissions.

Promotional Schedule


Check out the promotional events schedule throughout the 2011-12 WHL season. For the Full Schedule.

Team Leaders: 

Goals – Dylan Willick (14)
Assists – Colin Smith (15)
Points – Colin Smith (28)
+/- – Tyler Hansen (+20)
Rookies – Tim Bozon (20)
PIM – Josh Caron (88)
GAA – Cole Cheveldave (2.39)
SV % – Cole Cheveldave (.914)

Injury Report:


Jordan DePape, Upper Body, One Month +


Community Service:

None this week


Monday, December 5th, RIH Teddy Bear distribution, 10:00am and 6:00pm
Monday, December 5th, two players at BMO, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Tuesday, December 6th, EDGE, McGowan Elem., 9:00am
Tuesday, December 6th, School Visit – David Thompson, 10:00am
Tuesday, December 6th, Booster Club Dinner, 6:00pm 
Thursday, December 8th, EDGE, Juniper Ridge, 9:00am

Schedule:


Monday, November 28tht, Practice 2:00pm – 4:00pm, ISC
Tuesday, November 29th, Blazers at Victoria Royals, 7:05pm, ISC
Wednesday, November 30th, Blazers at Victoria Royals, 7:05pm, ISC
Thursday, December 1st, Off-Ice 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Friday, December 2nd, Blazers vs. PG Cougars, 7:00pm, ISC
Saturday, December 3rd, Blazers vs. Victoria Royals, 7:00pm, ISC
Sunday, December 4th, Family Fun Day, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Monday, December 5th, Practice 2:00pm – 4:00pm, ISC