BLAZERS IN SPOKANE TONIGHT
The Blazers are on the road this weekend for games in Spokane and Tri-City. The Blazers play the Spokane Chiefs tonight at 7:00pm at the Spokane Arena. They’ll be in Kennewick to play Tri-City at 7:00pm on Saturday night.
THE SEASON: The Kamloops Blazers franchise is in their 37th season in the Western Hockey League and the 34th season as the Kamloops Blazers. The hockey club is 2-9-0-0 to start the 2017-18 WHL season. The Blazers started the season with nine straight losses, but earned back-to-back wins this past weekend in Prince George. The Blazers will be in Tri-City tomorrow night to face the Americans. The Blazers will conclude the month of October with home games against Everett and Tri-City next weekend.
Vs. Spokane – This Season (4-Game Series)
Game 1: 10/20/17, at Spokane, Kamloops
Game 2: 01/09/18, vs. Spokane, Kamloops
Game 3: 02/07/18, vs. Spokane, Kamloops
Game 4: 02/14/18, at Spokane, Kamloops
Blazers are 0-0-0-0 in season series
ROSTER BREAKDOWN: The Blazers roster currently sits at 24 players (2 goaltenders, 8 defensemen and 14 forwards). The roster includes 14 players selected in the WHL Bantam Draft, three players via trade, five players from the free agent list, and two players selected from the CHL Import Draft. The roster breakdown by region includes 13 players from B.C., three from Alberta, five from Saskatchewan, one from Manitoba, one from Czech Republic and one from Switzerland. There are 16 WHL veterans on the roster and eight WHL rookies.
BY THE NUMBERS: Nick Chyzowski is in his 5th season with the Blazers and has played 282 career games with the franchise… Quinn Benjafield played his 200th career WHL game on October 8th vs. Seattle… Nick Chyzowski is seven goals shy of 50 in his WHL career… Ryley Appelt scored his first career WHL goal in his first career WHL game last season… Joe Gatenby played his 250th WHL