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About The Blazers

The Kamloops Blazers Hockey Club has a rich and successful history dating back over 30 years in Kamloops…and more than 60 years in all!

The franchise is universally recognized and respected for helping young men develop both as hockey players and as young men in order for them to move on and play at the highest levels.

The winning spirit of the club is evidenced by the five WHL Championship banners and three Memorial Cup banners that hang from the roof of Interior Savings Centre, the Blazers' home rink.

The franchise spent its early years in Humboldt and Estevan, Saskatchewan before moving to New Westminster, British Columbia in the 70s. The New West Bruins then moved to Kamloops in 1981 and became the Kamloops Junior Oilers. The club was known as the Oilers for three seasons before a group of Kamloopsians purchased the team and renamed it the Blazers in 1984.

The team was purchased from the Kamloops Blazers Sports Society in the fall of 2007 by a group of private investors led by Tom Gaglardi and featuring four former Blazers: Jarome Iginla, Darryl Sydor, Mark Recchi, and Shane Doan. READ ABOUT THE TEAM'S OWNERS HERE.

The Kamloops Blazers Sports Society Legacy Fund has used the financial success of the team to put nealy $2 million  back into the community through various donations over the last 11 years. In 2014, $338,000 was handed out to 32 local community groups.

Some of the clubs who have benefited from Blazer Sports Foundation grants include:

Kamloops Minor Hockey Association

Kamloops International Baseball Tournament

University College of the Cariboo

Overlander Ski Club

Kamloops Classic Swim Club

Kamloops Cowboys

Kamloops Gymnastics Club

Kamloops Tennis Association

Kamloops Paddle Racing Club

Chase Recreation Complex

River Spirit Canoe Club

BC Special Olympics

Kamloops Aquatic Club

BC Seniors Games

Kamloops Long Blades Speedskating Club

Millennium Trails Project

Sun Peaks

Grasslands Community Trails

Kamloops Volleyball Association

Valleyview Secondary

Kamloops Minor Soccer

Dallas Community Association

Kamloops All-Star Soccer Association

Juniper Community Association

KIBIHT

Westsyde Community Association

Kamloops Minor Baseball

Boys & Girls Club of Kamloops

Kamloops Minor Lacrosse

Kamloops Wildlife Park

TRU Hockey Team

BC Hockey Hall of Fame

Pacific Sport