Kamloops Blazers Week in Review – September 16


Tim O’Donovan

September 16, 2013, Kamloops, BC (ISN) – The Blazers played on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Prince George Cougars and came up with a – 6-1 Loss.

The Blazers were in this one until a third period outburst by the Cougars as they scored three times for a 6-1 win. Matt Needham had the Blazers lone goal in this one as goaltender Bolton Pouliot saw action for the first time in the WHL preseason going the distance while making 34 saves. Click here for Recap. 

Loewen Signs with Blazers

The Kamloops Blazers have signed 15-year-old forward Jermaine Loewen to a standard WHL contract.Follow this link to read more about Loewen.

Junior Announcers and Junior Reporters Wanted

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 during the month of October.

We are also looking for junior announcers and reporters with an open audition on Tuesday, September 17th for junior reporters from 4:00pm – 5:00pm at Interior Savings Centre. For more information, follow this link.

Pouliot Acquired from Rebels

The Kamloops Blazers have acquired 19-year-old goaltender Bolton Pouliot from the Red Deer Rebels in exchange for a 6th round WHL Bantam Draft pick in 2016. For more on the trade, follow this link.

2013-2014 Season Tickets

Season tickets for the upcoming 2013-14 season can be purchased by contacting Missy Cederholm by phone at 778-471-8068 or by email mcederholm@blazerhockey.com.

Players Returned from NHL Training Camps

Tim Bozon (Montreal Canadiens), Cole Ully (Dallas Stars) and Sam Grist (San Jose Sharks) have all returned from their respective NHL camps. All three players will be in the line-up opening night on Friday, September 20th.

Colin Smith (Colorado Avalanche), and JC Lipon (Winnipeg Jets), are both with their respective NHL teams. Lipon suited up for an NHL Exhibition game against the Washington Capitals on Saturday night. The potential return of both Smith and Lipon is unknown.

WHL on SHAW-TV Schedule Announced

The Kamloops Blazers will be featured on SHAW-TV four times this upcoming season including two home and two away games:

January 28, 2014 vs. Spokane Chiefs

February 14, 2014 vs. Portland Winterhawks

February 28, 2014 at Calgary Hitmen

March 7, 2014 at Victoria Royals

Regular Season Single Game Tickets

Regular season single game tickets will be available starting Monday, September 16th at 9:00am. They can be purchased by visiting ticketmaster.ca or by calling the Blazers Box Office at 250-828-3339.

Season Ticket Pick-Up

Season tickets can be picked up at the Blazers Box Office during regular office hours from 9:00am – 5:00pm Monday to Friday.

WHL Preseason Team Leaders:

Goals – Tim Bozon, Aspen Sterzer (2)

Assists –Mitch Friesen (4)

Points – Mitch Friesen (4)

+/- – Three players (+1)

Rookies – Mitch Lipon (2)

PIM – Ryan Rehill (12)

GAA – Taran Kozun (4.46)

SV % – Taran Kozun (.866)


Monday, September 16 – Practice 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Tuesday, September 17 – Practice 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Wednesday, September 18 – Practice 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Thursday, September 19 – Practice 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Friday, September 20 – GAME vs. Kelowna, 7:00pm, ISC

Saturday, September 21 – GAME at Kelowna, 7:05pm, Prospera Place

Sunday, September 22 – TBA

Scott Harrigan
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