Kamloops, BC – The Kamloops Blazers hockey club has introduced a refined logo starting with the 2015-16 season. The change is slight, with the name ‘Kamloops’ being removed from the logo. Mark Recchi, who played for the Blazers from 1986 to 1988 and is a part-owner of the hockey club stated, “We believe this updated logo gives the Kamloops Blazers a fresh and clean new look.”
Daryl Reaugh, who played for the Jr. Oilers / Blazers franchise from 1983-1985, was instrumental in the modification. Reaugh, who is a Colour Analyst for T.V. and radio broadcasts for the Dallas Stars, had this to say about the updated logo:”Editing ‘Kamloops’ from the main logo was done with much discourse but ultimately was felt needed in an effort to make the front of the uniform less wordy. The result of this subtle augmentation has created a bolder, more streamlined appearance of the storied Blazer emblem.”
The Blazers have also introduced a new secondary logo that will be worn as a shoulder patch on the home and away jerseys.The secondary logo represents elements of the city of Kamloops. It depicts the sun rising over an identical silhouette of Mount Peter and Mount Paul along with the Thompson River, which flows through the city. It also stays in line with the Blazers traditional Blue, Orange and White colour scheme.“The club’s ambassadorship for the great city of Kamloops endures in the striking secondary logo on the shoulder caps and the municipality name on the interior collar of the jersey,” Reaugh continued. “All together I think it’s a fresh visual stamping of this franchise’s proud heritage and logo.”Prior to the start of the 2015-16 regular season, the hockey club will be introducing updated home and away jerseys. Look for updates soon on social media channels.