Kamloops, BC (ISN)
– The Blazers will be without the services of team captain Chase Schaber for the remainder of the playoff season. Schaber suffered a long-term leg injury during game three in Victoria of a best-of-seven WHL Western Conference quarter-final series.

Schaber finished the series with 2 goals and 2 assists in the first two games of the series.

The 20-year-old forward was acquired by the Blazers in January 2010 from the Calgary Hitmen. In two and a half seasons with the Blazers, he played in 135 games and totalled 49 goals, 60 assists for a total of 109 total points. In 277 WHL games, Schaber finishes his WHL career with 68 goals, 102 assists and 170 points.

A few career highlights with the Blazers included Schaber being selected to play in the 2010 Subway Super Series game in Kamloops. He was also named the Blazers co-MVP during the 2010-11 season, as well as the recipient of the Dean Evason Award for Inspirational Leadership this past season.

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The Blazer’s Chase Schaber warms up prior to the game against Victoria Tuesday in which he was injured (Photo by Christian J. Stewart – Island Sports News).

The Red Deer native has been the team captain the past two seasons. His leadership, character, passion and skill are undeniable. He will be missed as the Blazers continue into the second round of the WHL playoffs.