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#361 SkeeterHansen

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 03:12 PM

BLAZERS 8TH IN BMO CHL MASTERCARD TOP 10

26-Sep-12




Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced the second edition of the BMO CHL MasterCard Top 10 Rankings for the 2012-13 regular season. The weekly rankings of the Canadian Hockey League’s Top 10 teams are selected by a panel of National Hockey League scouts.


BMO CHL MasterCard Top 10 Rankings – Week 2
Rank
Team (Record)

Last Week


# of Weeks


1
Quebec Remparts (2-0-0-0)

1


2


2
Edmonton Oil Kings (2-0-0-0)

2


2


3
London Knights (2-0-0-0)

3


2


4
Kitchener Rangers (2-0-0-0)

5


2


5
Halifax Mooseheads (2-0-0-0)

6


2


6
Portland Winterhawks (2-1-0-0)

4


2


7
Blainville-Boisbriand Armada (2-0-0-0)

8


2


8
Kamloops Blazers (2-0-0-0)

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1


9
Belleville Bulls (2-0-0-0)

-


1


10
Calgary Hitmen (2-0-0-0)

-


1


Honourable Mention:
Rimouski Oceanic (2-0-0-0)

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0


Oshawa Generals (1-1-0-0)

10


1


Saskatoon Blades (1-1-0-0)

9


1


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Posted 27 September 2012 - 07:00 AM

The Oil Kings Pumped Lethbridge last night. 60 shots to 20, only saving grace was Ty Rimmer in the hurricanes net. The oil kings will be a force this year, no doubt about it. As for this weekend, I predict the blazers win one in regulation and then either lose in overtime or a shootout. I hear that bell will be back for this weekend which is great.

We will be missing Ranford and Hansen. Not sure about Chevaldave. Also, Saskatoon hosting the Mem Cup is becoming a joke. I know it's only 3 games in, but man, they haven't looked good.
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Posted 28 September 2012 - 09:37 PM

Can't win em all I guess

hope Cheveldave gets better soon. Is he clear to play sunday?
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Posted 29 September 2012 - 02:39 PM

Can't win em all I guess

hope Cheveldave gets better soon. Is he clear to play sunday?


Yea he should be in Sunday, Jon was saying he was ready tonight, but tough to take out kozun off a win
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Posted 29 September 2012 - 02:51 PM

im diggin the 3rd jerseys, looks fresh
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Posted 29 September 2012 - 03:57 PM

I made this today. It is a calendar wallpaper.

https://docs.google....Hp6aXVZa1k/edit
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Posted 29 September 2012 - 04:36 PM

nice work dude

set as desktop
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Posted 29 September 2012 - 04:59 PM

nice work dude

set as desktop


Thanks, I'll probably make one for each month, doesn't take very long, and I like having a schedule on my desktop
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Posted 29 September 2012 - 08:57 PM

Thanks, I'll probably make one for each month, doesn't take very long, and I like having a schedule on my desktop



You are my hero. I've been looking for a quality Blazers desktop for a while.

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 06:38 AM

You are my hero. I've been looking for a quality Blazers desktop for a while.


Glad I Could help
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Posted 30 September 2012 - 02:39 PM

2-0 after 2

go team
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Posted 30 September 2012 - 02:53 PM

2-0 after 2

go team


Outshooting Victoria 32-19 as of the 2nd intermission. Definitely a big difference from Friday night...Charron was very upset at the effort on Friday, and I think it's showing. Sounds as though the Blazers are dominating - Jon Keen seems to have a slight dislike for the Victoria fans!

Go Blazers!
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Posted 30 September 2012 - 03:16 PM

Cheveldave returns to blank the Royals, Blazers win 3-0!

I'll post the game summary as soon as blazerhockey.com has it up!
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Posted 30 September 2012 - 03:24 PM

nice, Chevy with the shutout! Welcome back!
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Posted 30 September 2012 - 03:24 PM

Cheveldave returns to blank the Royals, Blazers win 3-0!

I'll post the game summary as soon as blazerhockey.com has it up!


Sounded like the Blazers played up to their potential. It is incredible to imagine we could still and IMO will probably get Madaisky and Ranford back.
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Posted 30 September 2012 - 03:27 PM

Sounded like the Blazers played up to their potential. It is incredible to imagine we could still and IMO will probably get Madaisky and Ranford back.



We get 'em both back, then one of Dice, Ranford, Willick, or DePape has to go...

Not that DePape is really making a difference in this line-up. In my opinion, he's been the most invisible player on the team through 4 games.
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Posted 30 September 2012 - 03:44 PM

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Cheveldave Solid in Return, Blazers Blank Victoria 3-0

30-Sep-12

It was a solid outing all around as the Blazers earned a 3-0 win in Victoria on Sunday afternoon. Brady Gaudet scored the opening goal for the Blazers as his shot beat Jared Rathjen to give the Blazers a 1-0 lead 15:38 into the period. The Blazers line of Matt Needham, Cole Ully and Chase Souto were terrific in the offensive zone and Needham and Souto were rewarded with assists on the goal. The Blazers held a 16-13 advantage on the shot clock after one period.

In the second period, the Blazers turned it up a notch. All four lines were going and the Blazers created a ton of offensive chances outshooting the Royals 16-6 in the period. Rob Trzonkowski gave the Blazers a cushion making it 2-0 with his first goal in a Blazer uniform. Goaltender Cole Cheveldave made a great pass to 17-year-old Aaron Macklin. Macklin fed Trzonkowski for a breakaway and he slid it five-hole 3:38 into the second period. The Blazers continued to create chances, but goaltender Jared Rathjen shut the door earning a third star on the night.

The Blazers continued to control the game in the third period. Forward Colin Smith was snake-bitten with a couple of great chances early on. Smith got on the board at 10:13 into the period when he banged home a rebound after 16-year-old Jordan Thomson's point shot. From there, the Blazers killed off a couple of late penalties and cruised to a 3-0 victory in Victoria.

The Blazers outshot the Royals 39-22 in the game and Cole Cheveldave earned his first shutout since January 6th in a 3-0 win over Prince George last season. Both teams finished the game 0-for-5 on the power play.

The Blazers return home for a four-game homestand which starts on Friday, October 5th when they host the Seattle Thunderbirds. The Blazers are back on the ice the next night as they host the Medicine Hat Tigers. For tickets call the Blazers Box Office at 250-828-3339.


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Posted 01 October 2012 - 07:11 AM

Anyone Making it to the Seattle game on Friday? Girlfriend and I are coming down to Sun Peaks for Thanksgiving and I have convinced her to Come into town with me to take in the game friday night.

I'll be loud and proud with my orange jersey!
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Posted 01 October 2012 - 08:18 AM

Anyone Making it to the Seattle game on Friday? Girlfriend and I are coming down to Sun Peaks for Thanksgiving and I have convinced her to Come into town with me to take in the game friday night.

I'll be loud and proud with my orange jersey!

Wish I could, on nightshift this week so I'll miss this weekends games. Didn't get to go to the season opener so I'm dying to get to a game here.
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Posted 01 October 2012 - 10:24 AM

I was just looking at the Springfield and Hamilton training camps. It looks like the pre-season starts late this week and into the weekend. I believe that Hamilton will cut their roster on Wednesday, as good as Ranford has been for us he is playing on the fourth line of one of the intra-squad games. I hate to say it, but I could see him back fro this weekend's games, if not Friday, then Saturday fore sure.

Madaisky has a better chance at sticking for the pre-season but not great. The Falcons have 11 D-men at camp and our Blazer is the only one who played junior last year. The rest have a mixture of AHL and NHL experience, along with one former NCAA player.

The Falcons will most likely cut their roster down on Thursday, which means we could see Madaisky back this weekend (but don't count on it.)

If Madaisky comes back we only hav a few days to make a move with one of our 20 yr olds, Depape, Willick, Ranford and Madaisky.

That will be a tough move to make as all 4 players have their individual positive and negatives. I honestly hate to say it but Depape, has been less than impressive thus far and I think we could get something good back for him. Maybe a younger 17-18 yr old, 2nd or 3rd line scorer, or checker.

Any way you look at it the Blazers will have some decision to make and whichever decisions are made they should still have a great season.
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Posted 01 October 2012 - 11:07 AM

Anyone Making it to the Seattle game on Friday? Girlfriend and I are coming down to Sun Peaks for Thanksgiving and I have convinced her to Come into town with me to take in the game friday night.

I'll be loud and proud with my orange jersey!


Definitely planning on heading to both games this weekend - looking forward to seeing Chev back in the lineup
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Posted 01 October 2012 - 08:13 PM

Anyone Making it to the Seattle game on Friday?


probably going to try to get to both games as well.
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Posted 02 October 2012 - 06:53 AM

Sweet, lets hope for a raucous crowd. Cameron Hughes is in the building, and he always helps. I love when that place is packed full, looks soo good.
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Posted 02 October 2012 - 09:38 AM

Sweet, lets hope for a raucous crowd. Cameron Hughes is in the building, and he always helps. I love when that place is packed full, looks soo good.


One thing I REALLY notice (among other things) is that the wave looks fantastic when the building is full. A group tried to get one started in that final pre-season game...in a half empty building. Looked terrible. Then on opening night, a group tried again...and it looked fantastic. Don't know why, but the wave is one thing I always really notice.

Can't wait for Cameron Hughes, the guy is electric.
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Posted 02 October 2012 - 10:23 AM

One thing I REALLY notice (among other things) is that the wave looks fantastic when the building is full. A group tried to get one started in that final pre-season game...in a half empty building. Looked terrible. Then on opening night, a group tried again...and it looked fantastic. Don't know why, but the wave is one thing I always really notice.

Can't wait for Cameron Hughes, the guy is electric.


Your totally right when it comes to the wave. In a full building it looks fantastic.
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Posted 02 October 2012 - 01:43 PM

Your totally right when it comes to the wave. In a full building it looks fantastic.


Ohhhhhh yeahhhh.
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Posted 02 October 2012 - 08:00 PM

i'm the guy that remains sitting with arms crossed and a sour look on the face when there's a wave

the wave is against my beliefs
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Posted 03 October 2012 - 09:26 AM

i'm the guy that remains sitting with arms crossed and a sour look on the face when there's a wave

the wave is against my beliefs


Booooo! :P


At least your not one of those sour old men/women who discourage cheering...Are you? ;) Can't stand that...start gettin' loud and proud for the boys and the senior population tends to get upset.

Example: Went to a game with a couple friends last year...of course had a few pops before the game, and as a result we were a relatively loud group. Not obnoxious loud, just cheery loud. Anytime we would get a chant going/heckle the opposing team (sitting behind the bench) this group of seniors would tell us to quiet down or tattle to one of the volunteers...who can't really do anything about it because it's a hockey game.

It's getting better, as I believe we are developing a younger fanbase, but still. I apologize for the micro-rant.

ALSO: I wish we did a ticket deal like Victoria's "Mad Monday" deal where tickets are only $5! You'd think they would want to maximize profit by minimizing ticket sales...because lets face it, you spend $5 on a ticket your probably going to go crazy at the concessions! Anyways, good luck to the boys this weekend!

I apologize for micro-rant #2, as well...
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Posted 03 October 2012 - 09:32 AM

Pat King has a great article on Sportsnet.ca:

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The Kamloops Blazers are hoping the shot at their roster will be less direct than the one taken on the ribs by their head coach.

Guy Charron, the Blazers' bench boss, sat out practice on Tuesday when the pain to his ribs and back were enflamed following a sudden movement Monday. A week ago, Charron turned away from a puck in practice that connected but left the coach relatively unscathed shortly thereafter.

"I know exactly who it was and he felt pretty bad about it," said Charron, who didn't divulge the shooter. "The guys were joking around 'how can a shot to an older man not hurt him as much as it appeared to be initially' but the way I feel (on Tuesday), that puck did hurt me a little more than I thought it did."
The pain, he described on Tuesday "felt like I almost broke a rib or tore cartilage or whatever it was," should be temporary. The shot taken at his roster, Charron is hoping, won't connect as cleanly.
The Blazers, off to a 3-0-0-1 start, are a trending pick as Western Hockey League contenders this season. But their quick start notwithstanding, the Blazers are a team whose roster composition is still in limbo and as a result, they have yet to name a captain in the young season.

The team is carrying a potential of four overages with the present, Dylan Willick and Jordan DePape, and the departed, Austin Madaisky and Brendan Ranford. Madaisky and Ranford are attending American Hockey League camps this week while the Blazers enter the second half of junior hockey's first month.
Madaisky, a fifth-round pick of the Columbus Blue Jackets, is a signed NHL prospect while Ranford, formerly a Philadelphia Flyers pick, went unsigned and is attending Hamilton's camp as a free agent invite.
The NHL's lockout may actually help matters where the Blazers are concerned. Madaisky is one of nine defencemen the Blue Jackets assigned to their AHL affiliate on Sept. 14, and Charron believes Madaisky's future could hang in the balance of a numbers game.

"The lockout probably will put more players in a position to play for Springfield than there would if there wouldn't be a lockout -- some of them would probably be in the NHL," he said. "It's hard to say. Potentially, if the lockout continues, there may be a better opportunity for him to be reassigned."
Those chances are so slim that the Blazers are no longer listing Madaisky on their roster on the WHL's web site. The Blue Jackets, Charron indicates, have expressed that Madaisky would likely stay in the event he's a top-five defender, while a depth position as a No. 6 or 7 may mean his development would be better served in Kamloops.

The Blazers aren't holding their breath, so to speak, on Madaisky's potential return to junior. Charron is, however, confident he will see No. 19 back in the lineup at some point.
After being drafted ahead of Mr. Irrelevant, the second-last pick in the 2010 NHL draft by the Flyers, Ranford became a free agent when the Flyers opted not to sign him. He was extended an invitation to the Montreal Canadiens' affiliate team camp in Hamilton, though there's little guarantee it will result in a contract given the NHL's current situation.

"It's a great opportunity for him," says Charron after noting Ranford's invitation may only be to serve as a body to fill out a camp. "Obviously we miss him, but any time a player has an opportunity to expose himself to pro hockey, we certainly don't discourage that. But I would question Montreal's intention to bring him just to complete a roster type thing or a camp number. Hopefully it's going to work out for him one way or another."
Ranford's return wouldn't surprise Charron; Madaisky's would. The team named three alternate captains on Sept. 20, the day the regular season began, with the captaincy on hold until Madaisky's future is determined.
But that's not to say Madaisky is a slam dunk to wear the 'C' if he does return.

"There's really no urgency in our team to name a captain," the head coach said. "We have a pretty good idea of our candidate, so we don't see a necessity to do it right away. But once we've solidified the situation with Austin, I think at that time we'll be able to make a decision."
Though they're playing without Madaisky, whom Charron describes as a "pillar on defence" and Ranford, a player that "could have over 100 points," the Blazers are controlling their own destiny rather than focusing on the unknown.

Expectations are high for the three-time MasterCard Memorial Cup champions and the excitement of living up to the hype is motivating. The Blazers' top trio, featuring Tim Bozon, Colin Smith and JC Lipon, could terrorize WHL goalies this season, though the attention they're seeing from other teams, Charron says, has "been an adjustment for them."

Sophomore goalie Cole Cheveldave, a favourite target of the injury bug, played his first full game since the opening round of last year's playoffs in a 3-0 shutout win over Victoria on Sunday.
"He's a real competitor," Charron says. "He never quits on any plays and consequently sometimes makes unbelievable saves."

Not unlike the one Charron inadvertently made in practise.
"I'm surprised more coaches don't get injured in the course of a practice," he said. "It is what it is and that's part of the job."


And an actual link for the click-happy out there:

http://www.sportsnet...ng_whl_blazers/

Edited by MaximYapierre, 03 October 2012 - 09:35 AM.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 09:34 AM

And an article from the love him or hate him, Greg Drinnan of the KDN:


Young defencemen pick up slack with Hansen out

While the Kamloops Blazers prepare to play two weekend home games, defenceman Tyler Hansen can only sit in the Interior Savings Centre stands and watch.
Hansen, 19, suffered a concussion during a 3-2 victory over the host Kelowna Rockets on Sept. 22. He hasn't yet shown that he is symptom free, so hasn't been cleared to return to practice and is questionable for weekend home games against the Seattle Thunderbirds and Medicine Hat Tigers.
The Magrath, Alta., native, who is in his fourth season, is the Blazers' No. 1 shutdown guy on the back end. He started the season paired with sophomore Tyler Bell.
Associate head coach Dave Hunchak, who runs the defencemen at the bench, said "the young guys" really played well during a doubleheader in Victoria on the weekend. The Blazers (3-0-1) dropped a 4-3 overtime decision on Friday, then beat the Royals 3-0 on Sunday.
Freshmen Josh Connolly, Ryan Rehill and Jordan Thomson, Hunchak said, "gave us real good minutes."
"The more they play," he said, "the better they get."
At the same time, Hunchak said, the Blazers "have to play defence by committee. And the way we played on Sunday is a telling sign that we can do it when we play that way."
In Sunday's victory, the Blazers gave up only 13 scoring chances as they surrendered only six shots in the second period and three in the third.
A big part of that was that the Kamloops forwards "did a good job getting pucks in deep and keeping them there, so we didn't have to play in our zone," Hunchak said.
Hunchak and assistant coach Ed Patterson ran Tuesday's practice, with head coach Guy Charron nursing some sore ribs.

The Blazers have assigned F Devon Oakes, 17, to the junior B Kamloops Storm of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.
Oakes had offseason shoulder surgery and has been skating with the Blazers while awaiting medical clearance to return to contact drills. That clearance came this week and the Prince Rupert native could play for the Storm on Friday when it visits the Sicamous Eagles.

The Thunderbirds (2-2-0), who are here Friday night, last played on the weekend when they split with the Cougars in Prince George, losing 4-3 and winning 2-1 in overtime.
Granted, it's early, but Seattle boasts the WHL's best penalty-killing unit, having given up just one power-play goal in 18 opportunities.
The Thunderbirds got some good news on Tuesday when Russian F Alex Delnov, 18, finally got clearance to play. Even though he played in three exhibition games, his paperwork didn't get cleared up until yesterday.
A 6-foot-0, 180-pounder from Moscow, Delnov had 22 points in 47 games with Mytischi Atlanti, an under-22 team, last season. He was selected by the Florida Panthers in the fourth round of the NHL's 2012 draft.
The Thunderbirds selected him with the eighth overall pick in the CHL's 2012 import draft. He did play in three exhibition games, getting a goal and two assists, as he showed that he is capable of being among Seattle's top six forwards.

The Tigers (3-1-0) open a three-game B.C. Division swing tonight in Victoria against the Royals. The trek continues Friday in Vancouver against the Giants and concludes in Kamloops on Saturday.
The Tigers have scored 17 goals this season, with a WHL-leading 10 of those coming from the power play.
Medicine Hat F Hunter Shinkaruk, who turns 18 on Oct. 13, is the WHL's reigning player of the week, having picked up six points, five of them assists, as the Tigers went 2-0-0 last week. He had two assists in a 5-4 victory over the host Red Deer Rebels on Friday and followed that up the next night with a goal and three assists in a 5-1 victory over the visiting Regina Pats.
Shinkaruk, from Calgary, is expected to be a top 10 selection in the NHL's 2013 draft.
Also on the Tigers' roster is F Chad Butcher, a 16-year-old freshman from Kamloops. A third-round selection in the 2011 bantam draft, the 5-foot-9, 155-pound Butcher is pointless in three games.

JUST NOTES: This is the start of a four-game homestand for the Blazers as they entertain the Victoria Royals on Oct. 10 and the Spokane Chiefs on Oct 12 before heading into the Central Division for five games in seven nights. . . . The first goal in the Blazers' 3-0 victory in Victoria on Sunday has been changed from D Brady Gaudet to F Cole Ully, who had two goals in Friday's 4-3 OT loss to the host Royals. That gives Ully three goals in four games this season; he had nine in 55 games last season. . . . Kamloops D Austin Madaisky, who is in camp with the AHL's Springfield Falcons, is scheduled to play in an exhibition game tonight in Providence against the Bruins. . . . Former Blazers head coach Troy Mick, the general manager and alternate governor with the Salmon Arm SilverBacks, told the BCHL's board of governers Tuesday that the franchise is for sale.

Edited by MaximYapierre, 03 October 2012 - 09:35 AM.

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