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#481 ripsh0w

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 01:56 PM

1st in CHL! can't say I didn't expect this! Thought maybe the eastern bias would prevail.
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Posted 17 October 2012 - 04:31 PM

1st in CHL! can't say I didn't expect this! Thought maybe the eastern bias would prevail.


I agree, I can't say that I'm surprised we're there.

ALSO: I thought that as well (bolded). Glad to see we're FINALLY at the top again! #blazertrain just keeps on rolling!

Edited by MaximYapierre, 17 October 2012 - 04:59 PM.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 05:26 PM

Posted ImageWarm Up The Bus – My Take on the Kamloops Blazers: Alberta Road Trip

Wednesday October 17, 2012: Game #3 – Kamloops @ Edmonton

Game number three of the five game Alberta trip sees the Blazertrain pull into the City of Champions for a mid-week matchup with the defending WHL Champion Edmonton Oil Kings.

THE NIGHT BEFORE: The name “Blazers” fits the team well so far this season, as the team is “Blazing hot” to start the campaign. The Blazertrain rolled through Red Deer last night, blanking the hapless Rebels by a 4-0 count. The trio of JC Lipon, Colin Smith, and Tim Bozon were deadly as always, combining for seven points on the night. Lipon continues to lead the WHL, and as of game time, the CHL in points with 24. Colin Smith sits second in the WHL with 21. The Oil Kings haven’t played since Saturday night, where they were also involved in a shutout. The outcome, however, was not in Edmonton’s favor. The Oil dropped a defensive 1-0 game to the Kootenay Ice, at the Cranbrook RecPlex.

WHO TO WATCH: The record is as broken as it can get, as the Oil Kings will have to watch out for the “Titanium Trio” of, you guessed it, Lipon – Smith – Bozon. We’ll throw Brendan Ranford in as well, just to jazz things up a bit. The Blazers D will have to look out for another top 10 pick from this past summers NHL Draft, as Griffin Reinhart will patrol the blue line for Edmonton. The Blazers will also have to try and keep Michael St.Croix in check, as well as keep an eye on speedy youngster Curtis Lazar.

“KEEPING” TIME: Cole Cheveldave will be back in the Blazer net after getting last night off to rest for tonight. Cheveldave is 6-0 with a 1.65 GAA and a .936 SV % through seven starts. Cheveldave has never started a game in Edmonton until tonight. The Oil Kings will ice world junior hopeful Laurent Broissoit between the pipes tonight. Brossoit has posted a 2.94 GAA and a .896 SV % through seven games this season. Cheveldave and Brossoit are two of the WHL’s best goaltenders.

FIRSTS: This is the first meeting of the season between the two clubs. After two games in Kamloops vs. Edmonton last season, hometown boy Colin Smith will play his first game in front of family and friends since the 2010-2011 season. Cole Cheveldave will make his first WHL start in Edmonton tonight. After Saturdays 1-0 loss to Kootenay, the Oil Kings were shut out for the first time in 112 games. A different Blazer has scored the GWG in each of the Blazers' 10 games this season. Tonight could be the first time a duplicate GWG scorer is named.

MY PREDICTION: With a rested Cole Cheveldave, the Blazers will stand tall in goal and rely on some secondary scoring for a change, and the Oil Kings will drop their third straight.

Predicted score: KAM 3 EDM 1

Edited by MaximYapierre, 17 October 2012 - 05:32 PM.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 06:34 PM

Lipon gets an early goal for the Blazers, but Edmonton replies with a powerplay goal by TJ Foster. 1-1 with about 4 mins to go in the first.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 06:40 PM

Ranford, powerplay goal! Apples go to Smith and Lipon

Blazers finish first period up 2-1! Lipon so far with another two points. WHL Player of the week #threepeat?
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Posted 17 October 2012 - 06:41 PM

good period

Lipon rollin
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Posted 17 October 2012 - 06:46 PM

good period

Lipon rollin


@WHLFacts just hashtagged #Liptober

20 pts in October beats his previous monthly high of 14.
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Posted 17 October 2012 - 07:03 PM

Is anyone else watching the Everett vs. Swift Current game on Shaw?

Swift Current = Jon Keen's former team. Good game so far, the Swift Current Iplex looks really small
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Posted 17 October 2012 - 07:17 PM

Is anyone else watching the Everett vs. Swift Current game on Shaw?

Swift Current = Jon Keen's former team. Good game so far, the Swift Current Iplex looks really small


I'm watching the Blazers on WHL Live, but the everett game is on in the background.

Lipon just got 10 for not tying down and fighting smh

edit: that fight gives him the Gordie Howe hat trick lol

Edited by GodzillaDeuce, 17 October 2012 - 07:21 PM.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 07:38 PM

rough second period there, I don't think the Blazers even registered a shot on goal
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Posted 17 October 2012 - 07:42 PM

i am also watching on WHL live. Blazers will be in tough here, We played last night and they are rested. I predict, Blazers come out hard, draw a penalty, score on the Power Play, then the fatigue will really set in and HANGGGG ONNN.
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Posted 17 October 2012 - 08:19 PM

i am also watching on WHL live. Blazers will be in tough here, We played last night and they are rested. I predict, Blazers come out hard, draw a penalty, score on the Power Play, then the fatigue will really set in and HANGGGG ONNN.


they forgot to hang on lol

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 08:48 PM

frack yeah

hard fought 2 points, shorthanded goal with about a minute left in the game to tie it then win in the shootout. Man so many penalties, thought it was going to be a blow out.

big win for the boys
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Posted 17 October 2012 - 08:48 PM

WOW, what a game, really glad I watched that one. HUGE shootout win
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Posted 17 October 2012 - 10:15 PM

That was unbelievable! Ranford and Smith, the EDM boys get it done in the SO! Lipon, another three points...he should already be a candidate for WHL Player of the Week #threepeat #Liptober


Cheveldave kept us in this one, in my honest opinion.

Next W.U.T.B Friday before Lethbridge.
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 10:39 AM

Blazers are rolling along. Hate to say this but it looks like we could run the table on this trip. Next two games are against the bottom 2 teams in the EAST. There are no easy games but it's looking good. When I looked at the road trip, I figured they would have lost one of those first 3 games. Something i am learning here, never doubt the BLAZERS!
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 03:04 PM

ahhhhh yeeah, i smell 500 posts for the blazers thread thnx errbody for keepin it alive



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Posted 18 October 2012 - 07:55 PM

Man Blazers are great this year. I was excepting them to be at the top of the BC division this year, maybe even the west...but only 1 SO loss everything else perfect thus far in. Wow. Enjoy the ride Blazer fans these cycles come around every 5-10 years or so!

Also I don't think you guys can lose even if you try. Not a great effort vs. the Oil Kings (maybe the only poor effort this season?) yet still pull out the win.
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 08:39 PM

Man Blazers are great this year. I was excepting them to be at the top of the BC division this year, maybe even the west...but only 1 SO loss everything else perfect thus far in. Wow. Enjoy the ride Blazer fans these cycles come around every 5-10 years or so!

Also I don't think you guys can lose even if you try. Not a great effort vs. the Oil Kings (maybe the only poor effort this season?) yet still pull out the win.


I dunno man, the effort vs. Edmonton was pretty good considering it was the 3rd game in 4 nights, and we came back shorthanded.
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 08:51 PM

Haven't been able to make 1 game this year yet. Hopefully I can go on the 26th or 27th
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 09:14 PM

I dunno man, the effort vs. Edmonton was pretty good considering it was the 3rd game in 4 nights, and we came back shorthanded.

Those "Eastern" road swings are always rough. Teams usually drop a couple due more to fatigue than anything. Not the Blazers so far. "All we do is win win win no matta what" :P

Rockets win tonight woooo. Watch out Blazers ;)
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 09:58 PM

Those "Eastern" road swings are always rough. Teams usually drop a couple due more to fatigue than anything. Not the Blazers so far. "All we do is win win win no matta what" :P

Rockets win tonight woooo. Watch out Blazers ;)


I remember when we had a .500 record...wait a minute, no I don't. ;)
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 10:55 PM

You've come a long way in 2 years ;)

speaking of 2 years ago I remember the Rockets started something like 4-11 in their first 15 games then went on to win the BC division. couldn't believe it.

So there's hope! Though I think more like hope for 2nd since I don't see Kamloops slowing down till...hmm...2014 :P
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Posted 19 October 2012 - 01:02 AM

You've come a long way in 2 years ;)

speaking of 2 years ago I remember the Rockets started something like 4-11 in their first 15 games then went on to win the BC division. couldn't believe it.

So there's hope! Though I think more like hope for 2nd since I don't see Kamloops slowing down till...hmm...2014 :P


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Posted 19 October 2012 - 08:52 AM

You've come a long way in 2 years ;)

speaking of 2 years ago I remember the Rockets started something like 4-11 in their first 15 games then went on to win the BC division. couldn't believe it.

So there's hope! Though I think more like hope for 2nd since I don't see Kamloops slowing down till...hmm...2014 :P


Honestly My favorite rivalry is with Kelowna!

BATTLE OF THE K'S!

I wish the rockets were top notch again to re-kindle that fire

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Any of you posters have any suggestions for the November Wallpaper? Any players you would like to see?

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 11:41 AM

Honestly My favorite rivalry is with Kelowna!

BATTLE OF THE K'S!

I wish the rockets were top notch again to re-kindle that fire

ALSO

Any of you posters have any suggestions for the November Wallpaper? Any players you would like to see?

Hey both games at the start of the year with Kelowna were close 6-5 in OT and 3-2 where the Rockets lead 2-0 going into the third. So I except the upcoming games to be tough. Especially once Kelowna gets some key guys back from injury.

Actually in the two games combined shots were 66-65 Kelowna.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 11:47 AM

Honestly My favorite rivalry is with Kelowna!

BATTLE OF THE K'S!

I wish the rockets were top notch again to re-kindle that fire

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Any of you posters have any suggestions for the November Wallpaper? Any players you would like to see?


Lipon or Cheveldave, for me
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Posted 19 October 2012 - 12:34 PM

Honestly My favorite rivalry is with Kelowna!

BATTLE OF THE K'S!

I wish the rockets were top notch again to re-kindle that fire

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Any of you posters have any suggestions for the November Wallpaper? Any players you would like to see?


I agree with Deuce...definitely Lipon or Chevy, Ranford would be allright too.

After Lipon's magical October, I would have to say Lipon more than the other two though. ::D
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Posted 19 October 2012 - 03:41 PM

Posted ImageWarm Up The Bus – My Take on the Kamloops Blazers: Alberta Road Trip

Friday October 19, 2012: Game #4 – Kamloops @ Lethbridge

Game number four of the five game Alberta trip takes place tonight as the Kamloops Blazers are in Lethbridge, Alberta for a Friday night date with the Hurricanes. On paper, this game looks like a walk for the Blazers, as the Hurricanes currently sit 5th in the Central Division, as well as 11th in the Eastern Conference, while the Blazers are tops in the CHL.

THE NIGHT BEFORE: On Wednesday night, the Blazers won a thriller in Edmonton, by a 5-4 count in a shootout. The Blazers got another strong showing from JC Lipon, who is the WHL and CHL leading point scorer (as of puck drop tonight). Also on Wednesday night, the Hurricanes exploded offensively and beat the Brandon Wheat Kings by a 6-1 count.

WHO TO WATCH: It’s becoming a default, but the Hurricanes are going to have to watch out for JC Lipon. Lipon is coming off a three point night against Edmonton, and second consecutive WHL and CHL player of the week honors. Lipon currently leads the league in points with 27, and Colin Smith sits second with 23. Russ Maxwell, on the other end of the spectrum, has nine points in ten games to lead the ‘Canes in points.

“KEEPING” TIME: Taran Kozun will get his second start of the road trip for the Blazers tonight. Kozun shutout the Rebels in Red Deer earlier in the week. Former Tri-City American Ty Rimmer will be between the pipes for the Hurricanes. Rimmer has started all eleven of the Hurricanes match-ups this season.

FIRSTS: This is the first meeting of the season between the two clubs. This is also the first of two games in Lethbridge for the Blazers this season. The Blazers won both games against Lethbridge last season, so the ‘Canes are looking for their first win against Kamloops since 2010. ‘Canes backup Christopher Tai is still awaiting his first start of the season. Blazer goaltender Taran Kozun picked up his first WHL shutout earlier this week after the Blazers beat the Red Deer Rebels 4-0 in Red Deer.

MY PREDICTION: After an emotionally charged game on Wednesday, the Blazers will come out slow in this one. Better heads will prevail however, as the Blazers are just too good for Lethbridge.

Predicted score: KAM 5 LET 1

Edited by MaximYapierre, 19 October 2012 - 07:25 PM.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 11:47 PM

a win is a win :)
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