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Encyclopedia > Kamloops Blazers
Kamloops Blazers
Founded 1966 - 1967
Home ice Interior Savings Center
Based in Kamloops, British Columbia
Colours blue & orange
League Western Hockey League
Head coach Dean Clark
General manager Dean Clark


The Kamloops Blazers are a Western Hockey League ice hockey club. They play their home games at Interior Savings Center in Kamloops, British Columbia. Their franchise was granted in 1966 as the Estevan Bruins in Estevan, Saskatchewan. In 1971 it moved to New Westminster, British Columbia and was known as the New Westminster Bruins. It moved to Kamloops in 1981 and were known as the Junior Oilers until 1984 when they were given their present name. The team has won more Memorial Cups than any other junior hockey franchise, with five cups: two with New Westminster (1977 and 1978) and three with Kamloops (1992, 1994 and 1995). Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link goes to calendar) // Events January January 1 - In a coup, Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa ousts president David Dacko and takes over the Central African Republic. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Interior Savings Center is a 5,658-seat multi-purpose arena in Kamloops BC. It was formerly known as Sport Mart Place. ... Locator map for Kamloops, BC This page is about the city of Kamloops, British Columbia. ... The Western Hockey League is one of the three hockey Major Junior Tier I leagues which constitute the Canadian Hockey League. ... The Western Hockey League is one of the three hockey Major Junior Tier I leagues which constitute the Canadian Hockey League. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Interior Savings Center is a 5,658-seat multi-purpose arena in Kamloops BC. It was formerly known as Sport Mart Place. ... Locator map for Kamloops, BC This page is about the city of Kamloops, British Columbia. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link goes to calendar) // Events January January 1 - In a coup, Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa ousts president David Dacko and takes over the Central African Republic. ... Estevans flag Estevan is the eighth-largest city in Saskatchewan, Canada. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ... Member of Parliament Peter Julian (NDP) Member of the Legislative Assembly Chuck Puchmayr (NDP) Mayor Wayne Wright Councillors Casey Cook Calvin Donnelly Jerry Dobrovolny Bob Osterman Lorrie Williams Chuck Puchmayr Population (2001) 54,656 Immigrant Population 15,225 (28%) Languages English(Official) 78% French(Official) 1% Non Official 21% Religion... The Memorial Cup is the trophy awarded to the national Major Junior mens (under 21) ice hockey champion of Canada. ...


The franchise began in 1946 as the Humboldt Indians of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League and moved to Estevan to become the Bruins in 1957. It has been to the Memorial Cup 11 times (never on the basis of being the host team): once in Estevan, four times in a row in New Westminster and six times since coming to Kamloops. The Canadian Junior A Hockey League (CJAHL), an association of Canadian Junior A hockey leagues and teams, formed in November 1993, emerging from the Canada West Association of Junior A Hockey. ...


NHL stars that have come through the Blazers organization include: Mark Recchi, Darcy Tucker, Scott Niedemeyer, Jarome Iginla, Robyn Regehr, Roddy Gordon, Nolan Baumgartner, and The Russian great, Matthias Barronoff.


External link

  • Kamloops Blazers official website
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Kamloops: Definition and Much More from Answers.com (1135 words)
Kamloops is a city in south central British Columbia, Canada at the confluence of the two branches of the Thompson River and near Kamloops Lake.
Kamloops Indian Band areas begin just to the northeast of the downtown core but are not located within the city limits.
The Kamloops area was exclusively inhabited by the Secwepemc (Shuswap) nation (part of the Interior Salish language group) prior to the arrival of European settlers.
Kamloops Blazers at AllExperts (308 words)
The Kamloops Blazers are a Western Hockey League ice hockey club.
The franchise began in 1946 as the Humboldt Indians of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League and moved to Estevan to become the Bruins in 1957.
The Blazers hosted the 1995 Memorial Cup, although they went in the "front door" by also winning the WHL championship that year.
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